Assistant Professor of Practice in Integrated Design

The University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Design and the Center for Integrated Design in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks a faculty colleague with a focus in Integrated Design. We are seeking skills in human-centered design, design strategy, design thinking, design research, and expertise in the traditional crafts of design. We encourage applications from both academics and seasoned practitioners eager to join a team of whole-hearted collaborators in reinventing design education for the twenty-first century. This is a non-tenure track position with the intention of recurring annual contracts at the initial rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. Earliest start date: January 2022. The position requires relocation to Austin, TX.

As part of the School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT), the Design Department proudly boasts curricular offerings which align with shifts in the creative economy, including design coursework for non-majors offered largely through the Center for Integrated Design (CID). CID provides design-based learning experiences for any student at UT Austin, and believes in the power of design to amplify and strengthen the creative work of all students regardless of discipline. Integrated Design is based on traditional and emerging practices of design: human-centered design, design thinking, user-research, co-design, equity design, and participatory design, to name a few. This set of practices is one of the most innovative and in-demand skills for students entering the workforce, regardless of major.

Course development and teaching responsibilities in our fast-growing programs may include the following:

  • introductory courses in Design Thinking and other forms of Design skills courses for both design majors and curious non-majors from engineering, business, computer science, medicine, and other fields
  • introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Human-Centered Design
  • senior capstone project for the Bridging Disciplines Certificate in Design Strategies
  • thematic/special topics courses in your area of expertise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • interdisciplinary team-taught courses that enroll students from multiple design specializations and/or university departments
  • graduate thesis supervision 

In addition to teaching, the full-time faculty in Integrated Design will participate in administrative, committee, and student service activities, including development of new curricula, and strategic development of the Center. Non-tenure-track faculty are encouraged to maintain an active agenda of creative and/or professional practice

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