PG190978EPInternal Recruitment :
Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice (Design Lab Director)Anticipated Hiring Range:
$55,000 - $65,000 (Salary commensurate with experience)Work Schedule:
Monday- Fri (8 am - 5pm) with flexibility to address teaching and outreach activities delivered outside of traditional business hours.Job Location:
Raleigh, NCDepartment :
College of DesignAbout the Department:
The College of Design at North Carolina State University seeks applicants for a full-time, 5-year faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice with a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Design scholarship and K-12 outreach.
The College of Design offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate study in architecture, art + design, graphic and industrial design, and graduate studies in landscape architecture, through several degree programs, including the Ph.D. in Design and Doctor of Design. The College employs a selective admissions process that ensures a highly motivated and an increasingly diverse design community. As a result, entering design students consistently rank at the top of academic achievement at the University, and their graduate rate is the highest at NC State University.
The Design Lab (DLab; https://design.ncsu.edu/designlab/) is dedicated to teaching design as a way of thinking and delivering design experiences to benefit the K-12 community. The DLab is committed to exposing K-12 underserved/ underrepresented minority students (US/URM) to design careers, to Design as a profession, and to the College of Design for their education. Offerings have included immersive design camps, workshops, field trips, and programming for K-12 teachers and counselors.Essential Job Duties:
Primary duties of the Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice include, but are not limited to the following:
- Directing the Design Lab (DLab) in a fiscally responsible, mission focused and inclusive manner.
- Teaching courses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in design education and design pedagogy for non-collegiate students.
- Engaging with and mentoring graduate and doctoral students from multiple disciplines to work with and through the DLab.
- Engaging faculty from all departments with the DLab programming.
- Providing leadership in DEI endeavors internal to the College.
- Actively participating in scholarship and outreach in the areas of recruitment of US/URM (including BIPOC and LGBTQ+) K-12 students to design and
This is a 12 month position which is leave earning eligible. Since this is a fixed term professional faculty position the duration of the appointment is limited to a max of 5 years, initial contract then up to 5 years during the subsequent contract(s).
The Design Lab Director will hold a professional faculty appointment at the appropriate professional faculty rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in one of the four departments in the college (Architecture, Art and Design, Graphic & Industrial Design and Landscape Architecture). The professional faculty rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s education background and/or degree of study.Other Responsibilities:
Other responsibilities for this position include:
Minimum Education and Experience:
- Develop and implement strategic goals and programs for the direction of K-12 design education activities, including research, educator development, and staff supervision.
- Develop and direct direct the curriculum planning process for all programs, as contributed to by the K-12 Advisory Committee and faculty curriculum building teams.
- Develop and enforce policies and procedures for program logistics, student discipline and safety in accordance with state and university, and college policies and procedures, and in consultation with the NCSU Office of General Counsel.
- Manage University contracts and agreements for program related services.
- Develop departmental budgets and manage accounts
- Direct and plan communication strategies and marketing efforts for programs and activities. Develop and manage content and production of informational materials and print collateral. Supervise web and social media marketing and information efforts. Develop, direct and deliver presentations to key constituency groups and stakeholders.
- Research and secure funding and grants for programs. Collaborate with the College of Design Office of Research and Extension to further this effort including submission of proposals for new program funding and initiatives.
- Research and secure scholarship and/or financial aid assistance opportunities for program participants. Collaborate with the College of Design Office of External Relations and Development to further this effort.
- Engage and collaborate with College of Design K-12 Advisory Group, College of Design faculty, staff and students.
- Connect with, and maintain positive relationships with other colleges, universities, programs and institutions, as well as community organizations, businesses, educators and design professionals to support, participate and partner in programs.
- Develop and direct program assessment and reporting processes and procedures, as well as strategies for use of assessment data in marketing, presentations, and publications.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Head.
A terminal degree (M/MFA/PhD or DDes) in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Art and Design, Industrial Design, or Graphic Design from an accredited (recognized equivalent) university completed by August 31, 2021.
Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor of the Practice requires an established record of teaching and funded, published DEI scholarship.Other Required Qualifications:
- Experience planning and delivering K-12 outreach activities.
- Experience developing courses or curriculum.
- Participating in outreach to US/URM (including BIPOC and LGBTQ+) students.
- Engaged in building a diverse and inclusive community culture.
- At least 2 years of experience working as a designer or teaching design.
Required License(s) or Certification(s):
- Experience managing multiple K-12 outreach activities including: knowledge and application of regulations associated with programming for minors and managing budget and staff
- Two years of teaching experience in their design field (or related profession) and knowledge of Beginning Design Pedagogy.
- One–two years experience as a professional designer.
- Experience mentoring students.
- Record of active participation in professional organizations.
- Grounded in contemporary design concepts, principles, practices, methods and tools across a range of media.
- Conversant with emerging technologies.
N/AValid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
05/26/2021Anticipated Close Date:
07/07/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by June 21, 2021 will receive priority review, although applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
In addition to your application please submit the following:
- Resume/curriculum vitae;
- Statement of intent, including the candidate’s outreach and scholarly interests (upload under ‘cover letter’);
- Portfolio of scholarly, outreach, and teaching work; and
- The contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
Note that portfolios may be submitted as “Other Documents.” Do not submit these materials via email.
The appointment will commence on 9/1/2021.
Inquiries can be emailed to Fran Golden at [email protected]Position Number:
Non-Tenure-Track FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Non Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
120101 - College of DesignAA/EOE:
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