Assistant Professor of Design Science
Syracuse University
United States

Posting Details

Posting Details


Job # 077066
Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor-Industrial & Interaction Design
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
As determined by the Director
Job Type Full-time
Rank Assistant
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description
The School of Design within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time, one-year, Assistant Teaching Professor position in Industrial and Interaction Design (IID).
The IID program leads to a Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID) degree. We seek a candidate who shares a mission to educate a new generation of design professionals possessing a core set of foundational skills as well as a broad understanding of the opportunities and responsibilities afforded by current technological innovations.

With a program of approximately 100 students, our graduates are prepared to join the field in a variety of categories ranging from consultancies, in-house and corporate design, to entrepreneurial start-ups. By offering a curriculum that is built upon an expansive foundation of design expertise, we expect graduates of the University to become leaders who are prepared to shape the future of design.

The School of Design is an inquisitive and intelligent community of faculty and students who address issues in context. As a professionally-oriented academic unit in a large research university, the School is fully committed to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal relationships with constituents who are local as well as global. With a long and distinguished history at Syracuse University, the School of Design currently offers several highly-ranked undergraduate programs, including: Industrial and Interaction Design; Environmental and Interior Design; Fashion Design; and Communications Design. The School also houses a graduate program in Museum Studies and an MFA in Design. Enrolling approximately 450 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, the School of Design occupies the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in downtown Syracuse.
  • The ideal candidate combines a deep core of knowledge within their area of emphasis and the flexibility to engage collaboratively with a diverse set of colleagues within the program and across the school. 
  • A terminal degree in Industrial Design or a closely related field is recommended, though applications which demonstrate a combination of education and significant industry experience are equally encouraged. 
  • The school seeks candidates whose professional experience, research, and teaching, has also prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Persons with a track record in product development including the core skills of materials and manufacturing processes, proficiency in computer modeling, user Interaction development and prototyping are encouraged to apply.
  • Conceptual and design development skills as they pertain to IID in both its traditional form as well as in emerging trends in the sector are desirable. 
  • Communication skills and cross-cultural abilities necessary to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members highly desirable.
    • Teach three undergraduate courses each semester as assigned.
    • Support relevant programmatic initiatives; exhibitions, field trips, lecture series, and projects that enhance the curriculum
    • Demonstrate excellence in research and/or relevant professional activities.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and engage with a community of diverse students and colleagues.


Physical Requirements  
Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following:
    • Curriculum Vita
    • Cover Letter
    • Diversity and Inclusion Statement
    • Teaching Philosophy
    • Portfolio Website/URL
    • Name and contact information for a minimum of four (4) references .


Applications will be accepted until position is filled: however, candidates who apply by June 15, 2023 are guaranteed priority consideration.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. 

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit
About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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Job Posting Date 06/07/2023
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 06/15/2023
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants  

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Portfolio Website URL
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *How did you first find out about this position?
    • (Syracuse University Online Employment website)
    • Syracuse University HR Recruiter
    • Virtual Career Fair (via NYS Department of Labor)
    • SUNY EOC (Equal Opportunity Center)
    • Women’s Opportunity Center
    • Jubilee Homes
    • Syracuse Northeast Community Center
    • Interfaith Works
    • JobPlus
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education website)
    • LinkedIn Job Posting
    • Facebook
    • Job Fair
    • Search Firm
    • Referred by an SU Employee
    • Other
  2. *If "other", please describe how you first found out about this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

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