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ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DESIGN STUDIES

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 262966-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Department:SOHE/GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Interior Architecture program and the Design Studies department where it is housed in, is an internationally recognized program known for its innovative interdisciplinary research and broad-based professional education. Its mission is to combine research and design practice to improve people's lives through human-centered design within the built environment.

Within this context, this position is responsible for conducting and disseminating impactful research scholarship, delivering rigorous lecture, studio, and seminar instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Assistant or Associate Professor will provide leadership in recruiting, teaching, and mentoring of graduate students, and to advise students on academic and career choices. The Interior Architecture (IA) program utilizes a co-teaching model for studio instruction, where practice- and research-focused faculty equally contribute to student's learning experiences.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for conducting and disseminating impactful research scholarship, delivering rigorous lecture, studio, and seminar instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Assistant or Associate Professor will provide leadership in recruiting, teaching, and mentoring of graduate students, and to advise students on academic and career choices. The Interior Architecture (IA) program utilizes a co-teaching model for studio instruction, where practice- and research-focused faculty equally contribute to student's learning experiences.

The position is responsible for developing a nationally competitive research program relevant to the multidisciplinary field of Environmental Design Research, with an emphasis on the dynamic relationship between people and their physical, social, and cultural environment in order to address various contemporary issues such as health and wellbeing, sustainability, and social justice. The position is expected to provide experience and expertise in Design & Technology with demonstrated abilities to integrate novel technology (Advanced Visualization, Virtual Reality, wearable tech, IoT, smart home systems) into the design and research process to explore issues of building performance, human health, and wellbeing in buildings.

This position is expected to participate in department service, such as curriculum development, award jurying, advising, faculty meeting attendance, and serving on dissertation committees. In addition, service to the college, university and the profession is expected.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
A PhD degree in the broader field of design with at least one undergraduate or graduate degree from interior design, architecture and other allied fields is required.

Qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in conducting research and teaching appropriate for their stage of career.

- Assistant professor candidates must have a PhD degree at time of application, or official notification of completion of the degree by August 22, 2023. Assistant professor candidates should have at least 3 years of post-graduate teaching experience in higher education, which could include instructing as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Lecturer Student Assistant (SA).
- Associate professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials that meet the tenure and professorial rank standards of the UW-Madison Divisional Committee and of the School of Human Ecology.

The ability to lead a research program that attracts external funding individually and/or through active collaboration, that actively attracts and engages graduate students, and that produces high-impact scholarship.

The ability to teach Interior Architecture studio, seminar, and lecture courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels including, but not limited to, current knowledge on design communication technology and willingness to stay up to date.

Demonstrated experience at creating process-driven, research-based, human-centered design solutions for a range of design challenges at a level appropriate for grad/undergrad studio teaching.

The ability to work effectively within a diverse community, and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- NCIDQ certified or eligible
- 3 years of professional practice in the field of Design.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

Design Studies Department: The Design Studies Department currently houses two undergraduate programs (the Interior Architecture & the Textile and Fashion Design). The third major is currently underway, which focuses on how design offers solutions for society's complex social, economic, political, and cultural challenges. It also houses a graduate program that offers MFA and Ph.D. degrees in the broader field of design and provides instructional support for the Master of Design and Innovation program on campus.

The Interior Architecture program is an internationally recognized program known for its innovative interdisciplinary research and broad-based professional education. Its mission is to combine research and design practice to improve people's lives through human-centered design within the built environment. The program prepares students to become independent thinkers by promoting critical reflection on alternative ways of living, to become effective problem-solvers in the field of Interior Architecture, to develop interdisciplinary aptitude for solving pressing issues in contemporary design practices, and to become design leaders as stewards and visionaries of the public realm by fostering socially responsible and collaborative design thinking. The program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), with the next accreditation visit scheduled for 2023. The Design Studies Department provides excellent technology and design resources; these include the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery-Virtual Environment Group (Virtual Environments) as well as campus maker spaces, which provide opportunities to collaborate on teaching and research.

THE CENTER FOR DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE: The Center for Design and Material Culture is the primary destination for the multi-disciplinary study of material culture and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with particular focus on the study of design, material culture, and textile. This vision is supported by the rich resources of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, two galleries, the Ruth Davis Gallery and the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, and the SoHE Innovation Studio.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100+ graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See http://sohe.wisc.edu 

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 10 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) supports learning for all students by advancing the craft of teaching at UW-Madison. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 45,500 students. Madison (pop. 255,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu 

How to Apply:

To apply to this position please begin by clicking the "apply now" button on the job posting.

Please upload: 1. a current CV, 2. a detailed statement of interest addressing your relevant background for the position, 3. a research statement including a maximum of two academic writing samples, 4. a teaching statement including a sample of teaching materials, and 5. a practice/teaching portfolio that demonstrates competency in teaching design studios (max 20 pages).

Also include a Diversity Statement as part of your cover letter in response to this prompt: Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the School of Human Ecology. Catalyzing the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions.

In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references willing to be contacted for letters of recommendation at a later date within the application system. At a future date you may be asked to upload other application materials.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 15, 2022, however the position(s) will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact:

Michelle Hamilton
mehamilton4@wisc.edu
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)

Department(s):

A271000-SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY/GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

262966-FA

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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