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Assistant/Associate Professor, Industrial Design, College of DAAP

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for Industrial Design faculty positions in the top-ranked Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design (SoD) at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (rank/title commensurate with credentials).  The School of Design intends to hire up to two (2) qualified faculty members.


The College of DAAP has as its primary mission the creation of a better cultural and design environment. The School of Design’s role in advancing that mission is to prepare our approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students to be responsible professionals and citizens in a complex and evolving world. We achieve this through a distinctive, rigorous, carefully sequenced curriculum that includes a substantial cooperative education program component dating back 100-years. This curricular model, expressed in classrooms, research labs, and professional offices all over the world, integrates practice and theory. It inspires interdisciplinary projects, builds solid corporate partnerships, and contributes to our strength as a leading design institution.

Job Overview

The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design aims to prepare its students to be skilled professionals who can ably work in local and global markets while respecting the diversity of the human community. The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design is innovative in teaching and in transforming the design disciplines by infusing learning with the newest design thinking methods and technologies. Through inspired interdisciplinary projects and solid corporate partnerships, the Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design is devoted to furthering its role as a leading design institution.


Our undergraduate and graduate programs empower students in our Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design with a core of knowledge that provides a solid educational base. Our students are prepared for careers in fashion design, communication design, and industrial design by passionate faculty, rigorous academic endeavors, and a world-class professional practice (co-op) program.


The Industrial Design Program is consistently recognized as a top program both nationally and internationally. Faculty are experienced in progressive design research and methods demonstrated through practice. They translate unique perspectives and experiences into the studio classroom to complement the inquisitive problem-solving culture of the program. The program is based on a solid foundation that includes design theory and research, design visualization and communication, user-centered approaches, and social and environmental responsibility in a unique 5-year curriculum alternating education and professional practice experiences. Faculty develop research or creative work in a broad range of areas. The field of Industrial Design is diversifying and there is potential within the Industrial Design program to expand teaching, research initiatives, and creative activities relating to Mobility, Sustainability, and Service Design.

Essential Functions

This position requires a full-time teaching load of 18 credit hours per academic year, which entails developing and delivering course content, projects, and supporting materials for skill-based demonstrations incorporating theory, practice, emerging topics, and professional applications in Industrial Design and instruction in core skills and knowledge such as creative problem solving, conceptual ideation, computer-based design technology, aesthetic execution, and professionalism. Teaching will primarily occur at the undergraduate level but may include opportunities to teach in the Master of Design program. Candidates will be expected to conduct and publish research in their area of expertise, and in time, will also be expected to provide leadership in bridging the theory and practice of Industrial Design to form and mentor teams of faculty and students for research initiatives and curricular development within the program. A full-time faculty member serves on various School, College, or University committees

Minimum Requirements

All the following are required prior to effective date of the appointment:


Assistant Rank:

  • Master's degree in industrial design or related field
  • One year industry experience in the field of industrial design or related field
  • One academic term (post-graduate degree) of University-level teaching experience in industrial design or related field


Associate Rank:

  • Hold Tenure Status
  • Master’s degree in industrial design or related field 
  • One year industry experience in industrial design or related field

Application Process

The positions are available August 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. For more information about the School of Design and the Programs, please visit: https://daap.uc.edu/academics/sod

To be considered for this position, please upload:  

  • CV/Resume  
  • Cover Letter  
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy  
  • Names and Contact Information of Three References  
  • Portfolio of Candidate Work (submit as a link or web address)  
  • Portfolio of Work Created by Students Under Candidate Teaching – if applicable (submit as a link or web address)


Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependant on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69529 


Assistant/Associate Professor, Industrial Design, College of DAAP

Date:  Jan 3, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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