Industrial Design Faculty Search

Industrial Design Faculty Position:

The School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, currently seeks to fill a new tenure track faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level in Industrial Design. Applicants should have experience in product development and/or interactive technologies.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We are searching for candidates who place a strong emphasis on human-centered design and user experience along with a strong track record and commitment to design, research, and teaching. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students. A Ph.D. or advanced degree in industrial design is preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The School of Industrial Design currently offers a BSID, MID, MS-HCI (with a specialization in Industrial Design), an ID Minor, and is working toward establishing a Ph.D. while currently offering a doctoral concentration in ID in connection with the School of Architecture. Our mandate is to build design and research capabilities in collaboration with other well-recognized programs and centers on the Georgia Tech campus including: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Architecture, Interactive Computing, Graphics Visualization and Usability Center (GVU), Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA), AMAC Accessibility, and/or the SimTigrate Design Lab.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong collaborative research agenda ideally connected with one or more of the groups identified above; teach specialty courses in design theory or methodology; and/or teach an integrated design studio.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until February 15, 2019. The start date is negotiable. If interested please submit all documentation in one PDF including:

  • A letter outlining your interest in the future of Industrial Design with an overview of your approach to design, research, and teaching;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Selected portfolio samples (10 pages max); and
  • Evidence of funded research with institutional agencies and/or industry sponsors;
  • One well-illustrated research paper/publication in support of your qualifications;
  • Names and addresses (including email) of three academic/professional references.

Please submit applications to the ID Search Website at:

More information may be found on the School’s website:

If you have further questions please contact:
Sabir Khan, Chair, Search Committee, School of Industrial Design at

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.