IIT Institute of Design invites applications for two faculty positions

Institute of Design Faculty Positions

Due to growth in both practice engagement and the graduate student body, the IIT Institute of Design (ID) invites applications for two new faculty positions: one tenured/tenure track Associate Professor or Professor and one Professor of Practice.

We are searching for senior applicants with diverse professional, academic, and hybrid backgrounds in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Environmental Science, Business, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, and Management.

New faculty will be asked to engage in theoretical, methodological, and thematic design research and strategy projects in fields such as artificial intelligence, automation, algorithms and machine learning; cyber-physical systems; physical and digital computation, data analytics; socio-technical systems, socio-ecological systems and sustainability; social entrepreneurship and public policy; design and management, organizational development, and leadership.

The positions are intended to strengthen ID's focus on humanizing technology, design for policy, and organizational leadership. They will be at the forefront of the latest developments and emerging trends in design practice leadership, design policy, design for sustainability, and/or emergent intersections with technology. Candidates are expected to build connections to the design field through funded external research, publication, and/or consulting practice in addition to teaching.

Candidates must also be open to interdisciplinary work, both within and outside the school, and with other academic units in the university. The appointments carry the responsibilities of full-time faculty including strategy and governance, management of student and faculty programs, as well as a commitment to outreach within and outside the university.

Successful candidates will join ID’s highly-networked global community in the award-winning Ed Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship facility recently built to serve as a center for interdisciplinary innovation education for the university.

The Institute of Design, one of eight academic units within the Illinois Institute of Technology, is a graduate-only school of design offering degrees in Master of Design, Ph.D. in Design, as well as a post-professional MDM. Founded as The New Bauhaus in 1937, ID is a recognized international leader in the field of design charting new roles and applications for designers in response to social, economic, and technological change. We invite you to learn more about ID, its programs, and the exciting new initiatives at id.iit.edu.

ID offers an inclusive and collegial environment with a diverse academic, cultural, and practice-based community. The faculty share knowledge in classrooms and through publications, as well as through well-established executive education programs, workshops, and ID’s own Design Intersections conference. The city of Chicago, with its high concentration of design professionals, academics, specialists, startups, and innovative organizations, is a platform for faculty research and consulting. ID faculty members teach and research along the spectrum—from academic research to development and codification of methods and tools.

Applicants with a terminal degree, PhD, or comparable professional experience will be considered. Rank and salary are open and will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications must include a letter describing areas of interest in research, teaching and practice; a curriculum vitae; examples of design and/or research work; examples of student work, when available; and three academic and/or professional references. All material should be submitted as PDF files that can be downloaded or links without a password. Review of applications begins November 18, 2019. The search will continue until the positions are filled.

Submit your application and all associated material to Madeline Olszak at IDfacultysearch@id.iit.edu. Please indicate your preference for the tenure/tenure track Associate Professor or Professor or the Professor of Practice position if you have one.

Candidates who are considering applying but have questions about the position are invited to email the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Carlos Teixeira, at carlos@id.iit.edu.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.