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JOB Associate Professor, Design Research, The Ohio State University

Department of Design

College of Arts + Sciences, The Ohio S=
tate University


Position title:
Associate Professor, emphasis in Design Research.

The Department of Design at The Ohio State University seeks a faculty member recognized as both a prolific academic researcher and an expert in user-centered design research processes in professional practice. Minimum qualifications would includea terminal master degree (MFA), though a Ph.D. is preferred. An establishedor clearly-emerging national and/or international reputation in the field is expected. Competitive candidates will possess an extensive academic teaching and research record, and a long history of involvement in applied design research in the field. Teaching responsibilities will be predominantly in the graduate program, and a significant level of graduate committee advising will be expected. Candidates may possess a professional/academic background related to one of our current design disciplines (Industrial, Interior, or Visual Communication Design), or they may come from an associated discipline, such as Architecture, Business, Engineering, or the Social Sciences.

The appointed faculty member will be expected to actively pursue research opportunities, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to user-centered design research in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment. The faculty member will be expected to participate in curriculum development, engage in academic and professional service, and work collaboratively with internal and external research partners, organizations and corporations. The faculty member will also be expected to actively pursue funded research opportunities in his or her area of interest, and provide service at the Department, College, and University levels.

Regular nine-month tenure track appointment at Associate Professor level.

Negotiable and competitive, commensurate with experience.

Closing date:
Applications will be considered beginning October 18, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date:  September, 2011.

About the Department:
The Department of Design is located within the College of Arts + Sciences at The Ohio State University. It is a small and selective professional program with a respected reputation at the graduate and undergraduate levels, offering the advantages of a large and diverse research university. It is associated with the Advanced Center for Computing in the Arts and Design (ACCAD) at the graduate level, and offers opportunities for collaborative research and design activities with corporate partners, design firms, and other disciplines. For additional information about the Department, please visit our web site:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application; a statement of research interest and/or creative activity as it pertains to their view of the evolving map of design research and design practice; a curriculum vitae or resume; no more than 20 images representing examples of both professional and student work (prints and digital files on accessible media); design research case study reports and/or publications; along with self-addressed return postage to:

Professor Scott Shim
Search Committee Chair
Department of Design
The Ohio State University
380 Hopkins Hall , 128 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1318 USA

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.