Faculty Position in Industrial Design

Location: Shenzhen, China (GTSI Campus)

The School of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Industrial Design with the Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute (GTSI) in Shenzhen, China.

The position can be at the tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor level, or non-tenure track Professor of the Practice level. This is a teaching faculty position at GTSI and will reside in China only.

GTSI is a Joint Institute between Georgia Tech and Tianjin University (TJU), located in Shenzhen, the so-called “Silicon Valley of China”. GTSI has received approval from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as well as the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer Georgia Tech’s existing Master’s degree programs in Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Analytics, Computer Science, and Industrial Design. The offering of the Georgia Tech Master of Industrial Design (MID) degree in Shenzhen has also been approved by the U.S. National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Georgia Tech is responsible for Georgia Tech academic program operations at GTSI. A subset of the GTSI student body will also receive a Tianjin University Master’s degree (double MS degrees) by completing additional TJU graduate coursework and dissertation requirements beyond the Georgia Tech degree requirements.

Successful GTSI faculty candidates will be expected to teach courses from Georgia Tech’s Master’s curriculum in Industrial Design, mentor students, engage in field-related professional achievement and activity, and perform service to GTSI and the professional society. Teaching and service constitute the criteria for advancement for GTSI faculty on the teaching track. Although not a job requirement, teaching faculty are welcome to engage in research as well and supervise student projects.

Employment: compensation and benefits of this position will be through GTSI. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by the relevant faculty body at Georgia Tech - Atlanta. The successful candidate will be granted Georgia Tech adjunct faculty status and is expected to teach the Georgia Tech curriculum in English at GTSI. Both the faculty and the student bodies at GTSI are expected to be diverse and international. Chinese language skills are not a requirement for employment with GTSI.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis. Summer teaching opportunities may be available with additional summer salary of up to 1/3 of academic year salary. Salary and benefits will be paid by GTSI.

Basic Qualifications: We are searching for candidates who place a strong emphasis on human-centered design and user experience with strengths in interactive product design and service design. A PhD or terminal degree in industrial design or a related discipline is required. Teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience or teaching training programs) and some demonstrated record of professional achievement and activity are desired. Applicants for the Professor of the Practice designation should have at least 10 years of academic and/or professional experience in the field and with a national/international reputation for excellence.

Positions Available: July 1, 2022, with academic year beginning in August 2022.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. The positions will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

Please submit an email to gtshenzhen@design.gatech.edu. The application package should be submitted as PDF files and include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, select portfolio samples (10 pages PDF max), a statement of professional interests and plans, a statement of teaching interests, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. In addition, up to ten sets of instructor teaching evaluations may be submitted.

Georgia Tech and GTSI are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the faculty and student bodies. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Georgia Tech and GTSI are committed to promoting work-life balance and supporting dual-career employee families.

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