Lecturer, Industrial Design

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 2, 2022

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

Job Summary

Lecturer in Industrial Design; Full-Time, Start Date: August 15, 2022


Teach a range of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Industrial Design program (up to eight classes per academic year) and to remain active in the Industrial Design profession including areas such as: product design, exhibition design, vehicle design, furniture design; participation in usual departmental activities, course development, and to serve on a departmental or university committee.


The candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA, PhD) in Industrial Design or related area. Candidate should demonstrate design experience in a portfolio. Successful candidates will also be comfortable advising and engaging the students with professionals in industrial design and related fields of practice.  Candidates who have proficiency with materials and processes used in industrial design are preferred.


The Industrial Design program is composed of five faculty members with a wide range of expertise and offers a four-year undergraduate BFA degree and an MFA at the graduate level. The program is accredited by NASAD. The Industrial Design program now graduates 24 students each year with over 90% placement in industry. To learn more about the ID program, including its courses, go to: https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool/ad/industrial/.

The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, one of ten departments/schools in the College of Liberal Arts, includes the Departments of Art and Design and Theatre along with the Divisions of Music and Dance. To learn more, go to:  https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool


Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their letter of application (cover letter) how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.


Purdue University’s Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Candidates should submit application materials electronically via https://careers.purdue.edu/. The job requisition ID number for this position is 19377.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required materials:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Resume/Curriculum vitae
  3. Names of three references with both e-mail and phone numbers


Please upload the following materials into the “Additional Documents” section:

  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Diversity statement
  • Portfolio of academic and or professional work with a corresponding list with the titles, dates, role in collaborative projects, and other pertinent information or a link to a personal website.
  • Portfolio of student/mentee work (if applicable) and a corresponding list with titles, courses and dates and other pertinent information, or a link to a personal teaching website.

    Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

    A background check is required for employment in this position.

    Equal Opportunity

    Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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