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    Assistant Professor in Industrial Design, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

    Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a world-renowned learning community dedicated to research and the education of artists and designers, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position of Assistant Professor in Industrial Design.

    The Industrial Design major focuses on developing design by applying a human-centered methodology. The program places particular emphasis on sustainable design and design in support of local entrepreneurship, healthy living, and interactive products and environments, and is one of three design majors in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media. The degrees and majors in the DDM Faculty have shared values and goals in areas of collaboration, sustainability, interdisciplinarity, technological engagement, new research methods and approaches to design, and creating imaginative and provocative work within a cultural context.

    Candidates should possess the ability to teach students at multiple levels, from Foundation to Graduate Studies, and will be expected to make a major contribution in developing curriculum in an institution that is committed to the interrelation of theory and practice. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of cross-disciplinary design faculty comprising industrial design, interaction design, and communication design. Candidates should be equally fluent in design discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to contribute to curriculum development and planning, participate in portfolio reviews and upper-level design critiques, provide undergraduate and graduate student supervision, serve on administrative committees and be an active and engaged member of the Emily Carr community.

    Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in at least two of the following areas: smart objects, interactive environments, strategic design, sustainable design, prototyping, design entrepreneurship, product design, and/or free-hand design drawing, but who can work effectively in interdisciplinary design teams on theme-based curriculum focusing on ethical design practices (cultural, socio/political, and sustainability issues). Candidates should also be fluent in participatory design research methods and understand the importance of full-scale iterative modeling as a part of the design process.

    Candidates should have a MDes, MFA in Design or advanced masters-level degree in related discipline, strong evidence of excellence in industrial design work, a minimum of 2 years experience in design research and/or design practice, demonstrated experience of technical and digital skills, understanding of traditional/formal design principles, excellent collaborative, communication and problem-solving skills and minimum of two years related post-secondary teaching experience. In addition, a candidate is expected to have a relevant independent research and/or design practice. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment and knowledge of design issues related to sustainability, and who are fluent in participatory design research methods. Applicants with greater experience with the rank of Associate Professor may also be considered.

    Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Located in beautiful and culturally rich Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Carr attracts more than 1800 students from 60 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

    Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research and professional practice. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and supporting materials, including copies of theoretical publications and, if applicable, a Powerpoint or PDF file containing images of recent work (maximum 20). Please provide a checklist of submitted material and note that any submitted materials will not be returned. Submissions should also include the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three persons who can be contacted for a reference. Please indicate in your cover letter where you saw this posting. Electronic submission of application is preferred.

    Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate commencement in August 2013.

    Please send applications (quoting Competition #F006-2012) by January 7, 2013 to

    Human Resources Department
    Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    1399 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

    Phone (604) 844-3824
    Fax (604) 844-3885

    All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Emily Carr University is committed to Employment equity.
    Last edited by Crissy Giesbrecht; 12-12-2012 at 12:16 PM.

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