Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites applications for a renewable term Assistant Professor of Product and Industrial Design position in the School of Constructed Environments.
We seek candidates who actively practice industrial design, whether through design consultancies, in-house design, or as independent designers. We seek candidates with expertise in industrial global supply chain in the area of sustainable product development through their creative practices, and who will bring international industry connections to Parsons. Candidates must have field experience at multiple scales of production, from low volume to mass production, and be forward thinking about how product/industrial design practices and methods adeptly respond to complex local and global production and fabrication contexts. Once appointed, the faculty member is expected to keep current on advanced methods of digital and physical modeling, and their impacts on appropriate scales of production both manual and robotic. Candidates must have strong knowledge of industry standard 2D and 3D CAD modeling software, with experience in computer output/machining technologies including rapid prototyping, CNC machinery, and laser cutting; and knowledge of emerging digital and automated output/machining technologies such as multi-material additive manufacturing, multi-axis CNC milling, digital output for soft materials, and physical computing. Candidates should have familiarity (through practice, education, or credentialing) with the fields of architecture, interior design, or lighting design. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in engineering, smart and emerging technologies, and human factors. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education or underrepresented in the field to apply.
The work of this faculty member is divided between (1) teaching, (2) university service, and (3) scholarship or professional/creative practice. The standard teaching load is five courses––or the equivalent––per academic year. Within their field of expertise, the faculty member may be expected to teach First Year and undergraduate as well as graduate courses, to majors and non-majors. They will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular teaching activities such as critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, and advising. University service includes program, Parsons, and New School assignments on committees and task forces, and as program directors with a reduced teaching load. All faculty are expected to be engaged with scholarship or professional/creative practice at a level commensurate with their faculty rank.