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Visiting Assistant Professor: Woods Iowa State University

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The Depart­ment of Art and Visual Culture (AVC) in the College of Design at Iowa State Univer­sity is seeking a Visit­ing Assis­tant Profes­sor in Wood and Furni­ture Design. This posi­tion is a full-time (B‑base, 9 month) appoint­ment start­ing 8/15/2022, wi
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VISIT­ING ASSIS­TANT PROFES­SOR: Woods at Iowa State Univer­sity, Ames, Iowa

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Depart­ment of Art and Visual Culture (AVC) in the College of Design at Iowa State Univer­sity is seeking a Visit­ing Assis­tant Profes­sor in Wood and Furni­ture Design. This posi­tion is a full-time (B‑base, 9 month) appoint­ment start­ing 8/15/2022, with possi­bil­ity of extension.

Qual­i­fied candi­dates will bring an in-depth knowl­edge of the area of wood and furni­ture design, includ­ing contem­po­rary and tradi­tional tech­niques and prac­tices. Special atten­tion will be given to candi­dates who bring both tech­ni­cal and crit­i­cal knowl­edge into their teach­ing and creative work. Candi­dates with hybrid- and ecolog­i­cally and socially respon­si­ble prac­tices are encour­aged to apply. 

Posi­tion Responsibilities:

• Teach 5 courses per year that could include: begin­ning through advanced-level courses in woods, furni­ture design, and special topics.

• Admin­is­ter­ing and main­tain­ing the woods studio and related equipment

• Main­tain an active research and creative practice

Required Minimum Qualifications:

• Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA)

• Knowl­edge of contem­po­rary and tradi­tional prac­tices in wood­work­ing and wood design

• Expe­ri­ence in furni­ture design and fabrication

• Port­fo­lio with evidence of crit­i­cal approaches to woods-based craft

• Evidence of success­ful college-level teaching experience 

Preferred Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:

• Expe­ri­ence in sustain­able and envi­ron­men­tally responsible design

• Expe­ri­ence main­tain­ing a woods studio and related equipment

• Demon­strated evidence of professional accomplishment

• Evidence of success­ful college-level teach­ing expe­ri­ence beyond graduate assistantship

Department/​Program & College Description:

Within the College of Design, we pride ourselves on our collab­o­ra­tive, creative, and diverse stance to enroll­ment, hiring, and educa­tional expe­ri­ences. Within our seven depart­ments, each day we strive to fulfill the goals of our shared gover­nance through our strate­gic plan. The College of Design is dedi­cated to all forms of diver­sity and inclu­sion, and commit­ted to the expanded role of design as an agent of change in society.

Mission

Our mission is to educate students to become success­ful design­ers, plan­ners, artists, schol­ars and citi­zens who improve the quality of life, enhance human expe­ri­ence and advance envi­ron­men­tal sustain­abil­ity; and to serve as a resource for Iowa and beyond through research, creative endeav­ors, exten­sion and outreach.

Values

We value inno­va­tion, curios­ity, collab­o­ra­tion, open exchange of ideas, diverse perspec­tives, and envi­ron­men­tal and social responsibility.

Vision

Our vision is for College of Design faculty, staff, students, and alumni to increas­ingly be known for their ability to lead inter­dis­ci­pli­nary processes and draw upon their disci­pli­nary exper­tise to gener­ate informed, inno­v­a­tive responses to chal­lenges and opportunities.

Depart­ment Unit/​Website:

https://​www​.design​.iastate​.edu…

To apply for this posi­tion, please visit https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.… and complete the Employ­ment Appli­ca­tion. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/​Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/​Cover Letter 

3) Contact infor­ma­tion for 3 references 

4) State­ment of teaching philosophy

5) Link to online port­fo­lio of your creative work (title, date, media) 

6) A pdf port­fo­lio of 20 labeled images of work by your students (title, date, media)

Dr. Sarah Kyle, Profes­sor and Chair, Depart­ment of Art and Visual Culture, Room 146, College of Design, Iowa State Univer­sity, Ames, IA 50011 – 3092.

If you have ques­tions regard­ing this vacancy, please email Sarah Kyle, skyle@​iastate.​edu or call 515 – 294-8883. If you have ques­tions regard­ing this appli­ca­tion process, please email employment@​iastate.​edu or call 515 – 294-4800 or Toll Free: 1 – 877-4777485