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Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $53,000 – $58,000 at Assistant Professor rank. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, experience, training, and qualifications.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. To learn more about these options, visit our Employee Benefits summary page.

Posting Details

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Position Title

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design

Position Number


Employee Category

Faculty-CAT I


Industrial Design

EClass Code

Full time faculty - 9 mo with benefits

Position Summary

The Department of Industrial Design at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position starting in Fall 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Tenured faculty from another institution will be given appropriate consideration for their tenure and experience when applying for this position.

MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups. Our student population consists of over 50% first-generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution ( HSI ) located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today’s college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students.


This position requires the faculty to teach 24 credit hours per academic year, maintain 5 office hours per week to include advising/consultation with students, and perform scholarly activities. The successful candidate is expected to teach and potentially update existing courses and develop new courses in related design fields such as, but not limited to: UI/UX, AR/VR/MR, Technical Design Visualization, Materials and Fabrication courses, Design Technologies, and Industrial Design Studio Courses.

The faculty member will be required to participate in program and curriculum development and assessment activities; to actively maintain a professional development plan and engage in scholarly activities that contribute to the discipline; to provide departmental service with student recruitment and outreach, along with acting as a liaison with businesses to build beneficial relationships for student engagement; to actively serve at the department, college, and university levels including participation in committee assignments and fulfilling other service duties as assigned by the department chair; and must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must have, at minimum:
A master’s degree in a related field, plus four years of relevant professional experience in a recognizable company that produced real goods, OR
A doctorate degree in a related field, with a minimum three years of professional work experience in a recognizable company that produced real goods

Preferred Qualifications

· A bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
· Has taught a minimum of 72 credit hours (equivalent to 4 years with a 3-3 teaching load) as the primary instructor of College-level courses at a nationally accredited institution (in U.S. or other country)
· Experience with developing course materials, teaching with technology, and curriculum development work
· Professional experience that includes work dealing specifically with the interface between design and manufacturing, or experience in Advanced and Emergent Manufacturing Technologies

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Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)


Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must submit an application and the documents outlined below through our online system, .

In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Letter of Application
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. Professional Portfolio
5. References. Prepare a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Search committee will contact applicants directly if selected for an interview.

Talent Team Representative

Tanya Rogowsky

Talent Team Representative E-mail


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link: Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link .
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