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Position Number: 00102864
Primary Function of Organization Unit: As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, new faculty in the Innovation and Design cluster will interact across college boundaries to help integrate management thinking and design thinking across NC State University, encompassing innovation in a variety of contexts. Information about the cluster areas can be found at http://ncsu.edu/workthatmatters The Department of Graphic and Industrial Design, located within the College of Design at North Carolina State University is one of the most prestigious Graphic and Industrial Design departments in the country. With faculty possessing outstanding national and international credentials, we have positioned ourselves to be leaders of innovation in the field. Our highly collegial and cooperative work environment takes best advantage of the synergies that result from our cross-trained faculty and our alliances within the College of Design departments of Art + Design, Landscape Architecture, and the School of Architecture. Founded in 1887, NC State University is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. It is the largest university in the state, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. NC State is one of two research-extensive institutions in the 17 campus University of North Carolina System. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 31 universities nationwide with both "very high" research activity and notable community engagement. NC State consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities and best higher education values. NC State anchors the Research Triangle region, home to many of the country's leading Fortune 500 technology, research, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as other fine universities with whom we share uniquely collaborative relationships. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. For more information about NC State, the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, and the Raleigh area, visit: www.ncsu.edu, www.ncsu.edu/workthatmatters, www.design.ncsu.edu www.workthetriangle.com
Essential Job Duties: As part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina State University (NC State) and the College of Design seek a faculty scholar at the Full Professor rank (may consider candidates at the Associate Professor rank), who will demonstrate skills in Industrial Design and/or Graphic Design. The position is part of the Innovation and Design cluster area, which initiates new ideas and forms of practice, products, services and business models between the College of Design and the Poole College of Management. We invite applications and nominations for innovative and transformative academic leaders, whose expertise will support Innovation and Design activities in research, teaching, and knowledge-sharing across NC State's colleges and the larger business community, nationally and internationally. As a senior faculty member, the position will require significant interaction with College of Management faculty in developing new curricular offerings for students from both areas and in securing external funding through grants and sponsored projects. The major goal of collaboration is to develop a high-level incubator of exploring new concepts, directions and processes focusing on the design-technology-business continuum. Teaching responsibilities will involve project-based and seminar courses, among other courses related to the cluster initiative.
Minimum Education/Experience: A terminal degree in Industrial Design, Graphic Design or a related discipline. Qualify for an appointment as Full Professor in the Department. While it is anticipated that this position will be at the Full Professor rank, qualified individuals will also be considered at the Associate Professor.
Department Required Skills : An active research stream with the ability to publish in design/technology/business journals in one or more of these areas: Product design and development, human factors/ergonomics, user-centered research, experience design, service design, branding and design strategy. An experienced leader in exploring new forms of design practice. Must possess a distinguished record in industry and/or research, teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and service.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Reporting to the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design in the College of Design, candidates should have research skills that relate to the cross-disciplinary aspects of developing and managing innovative products and services, and understanding change and trends in the marketplace. Abilities to bridge multiple disciplines across design, marketing and engineering are desired to build a research community that spans multiple colleges, diverse students, and innovative practitioners in the business community.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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