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Faculty, Industrial and Interaction Design

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

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Position Title:

Faculty, Industrial and Interaction Design

Job Code/Position Control Number:


Position Status:

Full-time Continuing

Reports to (Supervisor) Title:

Assistant Dean of Industrial and Computer Technologies

Position Summary:

The faculty will be responsible for educational leadership, student instruction, and student advising in the Industrial Design area.

Position Work Calendar:

172-day calendar

Abilities and Skills:

-Proficiency with Parametric Modeling (e.g. SolidWorks, Inventor), Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop), Free Form Surface Modeling (e.g. Rhino). (Minimum)
-Evidence of ongoing professional development. (Minimum)
-Interdisciplinary approach to education. (Minimum)
-Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. (Minimum)
-Possession of a valid driver’s license. (Minimum)
-Certification in SolidWorks or Autodesk Inventor. (Desired)
-Demonstrated understanding of team based problem solving, collaborative project development and the value of collegiality. (Desired)


-Master’s degree in Industrial Design, Fine Arts or closely related discipline. (Minimum)


-Record of accomplishment in designing user centric products and interfaces. (Minimum)
-Medical product design experience. (Desired)
-Experience in interaction design, user experience design, and service design. (Desired)
-Previous teaching experience at the college and/or university level or in professional practice preferred. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties :

-Teach a full load in industrial design and related fields. (Essential)
-Engage in all elements of program related accreditation and outcomes assessment activities. (Essential)
-Work effectively and collegially with faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds within the Department housing the industrial design program. (Essential)
-Advise, schedule, and maintain accurate records on students. (Essential)
-Supervise field work in industrial design, including interaction with placement sites and in-field professionals. (Essential)
-Engage in curriculum review, revision, and development. (Essential)
-Remain professionally current by engaging in development activities within industrial design and in appropriate instructional methodologies. (Essential)
-Contribute to the betterment of the College through School committee participation. (Essential)
-Contribute to the betterment of the College through College-wide committee participation. (Marginal)
-Maintain regular office hours and fulfill all other duties and responsibilities according to contractual guidelines. (Essential)


-Tools used in art and design studios

Physical Standards:

-Some lifting required, not to exceed 35 lbs.

Positions Supervised:


Interfacing Departments:


Special Job Features:

-Candidate for teaching positions must be fluent in the English language (oral and written) – English Fluency in Higher Education Act.
-Finalist must present a sample lesson.
-The terms and conditions of employment for this position are subject to all the provisions of the bargaining agreement between Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn College Education Association.
-Some local travel to field experience sites may be required.
-Background check will be required on selected candidate.

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Additional Expectations:

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)
-Employees who provide student instruction will develop and maintain proficiency in the effective pedagogical use of current and future instructional technologies, including but not limited to learning management systems, media, instructional software, and connectivity devices. As such, are required to use the following elements of the Learning Management System (LMS): Upload all syllabi, timely use of the grade feature, and collection of digital student work and distribution of digital course materials.

College Statement:

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.


School of Engineering Technologies

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Open Until Filled:


Pay Rate / Salary:

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Faculty Salary System. As a point of reference, the salary range for new full-time faculty hired in various disciplines throughout the College for the 2021/22 academic year is $57,225 – $74,793.

Additional Information:

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application. If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Desired Start Date:

August 11, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type:

Teaching Faculty, Counselors and Librarians

EEO Statement :

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


At Penn College, tomorrow makers are doing more than building and sharpening their skills. They’re learning alongside faculty already proven in their careers, working with the latest technology, and pushing their boundaries. Students are training to master the in-demand work that tomorrow needs, the kind that drives the economy, in cutting-edge facilities on top-of-the-line equipment. Across 100+ diverse programs, from nursing to welding, they’re becoming qualified not just to thrive in their field, but to lead it.

Highly recruited by industry-partners and motivated to impact positive change, alumni are making names for themselves across the country and around the globe. The recent graduate placement rate of 97% says it all. The future needs Penn College graduates.

The can-do spirit that defines Penn College students and alumni lives within the entire College community. Everyone from the leadership team to the faculty and staff work together to inspire a transformative tomorrow.

At Penn College, exploration doesn’t end with academics. Williamsport’s scenic location in rural Pennsylvania opens the door to all types of outdoor adventure. Whether it’s a jaunt from campus to the Susquehanna Riverwalk, hiking in nearby state forestlands, or kayaking in local waterways, there are plenty of ways to soak in the natural beauty of the region. Those who wish to explore nearby cities can hit up New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., all of which are within a three-hour drive.

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