Industrial Design Faculty Department of Applied Design | Appalachian State University

POSITION    Tenure-track, nine-month Assistant/Associate Position in the Department of Applied Design beginning August 2017.

SALARY    Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications

RESPONSIBILITY     Primary responsibilities will include developing and teaching courses upper and lower level studios, CAD classes, materials and processes courses, as well as, other support courses in the industrial design program area. Additional responsibilities will include advising students, recruiting, maintaining labs/materials, program development, providing instruction that fosters student’s success in their chosen area of study, as well as, participating actively in departmental governance and performing academic service to the university and college.  Maintaining a high level of related scholarly/creative work is required.

QUALIFICATIONS       Required Qualifications: A terminal degree in Industrial Design or a related field, potential for nationally recognized field related creative and/or scholarly research, and professional design experience.  Preference may be given to candidates minimum 3 years teaching experience to college level majors.

THE DEPARTMENT     The Department of Applied Design, offers three NASAD accredited undergraduate majors with nearly 400 students: Apparel Design and Merchandising, Industrial Design with concentrations in Furniture and Product Design and Interior Design.  The department includes design studio, 10,000 square feet of prototyping studios, computer labs and designated class rooms.
The Industrial Design program challenges students through industry collaborations and studio projects to develop a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set to succeed professionally. Students work has been recognized in both national and international venues including SaloneSatellite® in Milan, Designboom® Mart Copenhagen, ICFF in New York, and Dwell® on Design in Los Angeles. Additionally, the program has recently conducted sponsored studios with Reebok, Wilsonart, Eastman Chemical, GroovyStuff Furniture, and Westrock Packaging. The program currently offers international experiences abroad in Prague and Paris. For more information, please visit our web page at:

THE UNIVERSITY      Appalachian  State  University  is  a  comprehensive  state  university  with  an  enrollment  of   over   17,000. Appalachian is consistently recognized in such publications as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Kiplinger, and Sierra as one of the outstanding universities in the southeastern United States. The university stresses excellence in teaching and prides itself on an outstanding working relationship between student and professor. It has a wide variety of cultural and outdoor programs for the enjoyment of faculty, staff, and students.

THE COMMUNITY    Boone, North Carolina is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Known for mountain views and beautiful scenery, the area is a common vacation and summer home destination. The 3,300-foot elevation makes for cool summers, spectacular fall scenery, and excellent outdoor recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION    The initial application review will begin on February 20th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a letter of application addressing duties and qualifications; philosophy of teaching and research statement; current vitae; transcripts; and complete contact information of three professional references. A portfolio of professional design work and scholarly endeavors is required, and a portfolio of student work from classes your have taught is highly recommended. Electronic applications (single/combined PDF attachments only and under 9MB) will be accepted. Please indicate, “Industrial Design Position” in letter of application or subject line.

For more information contact:

Donald Corey
Associate Professor of Industrial Design
Search Committee Chair

Email applications:

Ms. Jeannie Davis
Administrative Support Specialist

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.  



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