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Instructor of Product and Innovation Design


Instructor of Product and Innovation Design


Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:


The University of the Pacific invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position in Product and Innovation Design to begin August 2022. The ideal candidates would demonstrate the ability to teach courses in some or all the following areas: product design, industrial design, 3D Design, design thinking, rapid prototyping, fabrication, and/or entrepreneurship contributing to the BA in Media X and the BFA in Art. This is a three-year position with the opportunity to renew.


Experience in new forms of digital media, innovative collaboration methods, and skills in creating media from concept to final delivery are essential; a portfolio or demonstration of research projects is required. Extra weight will be given to candidates who demonstrate their ability to cross boundaries and departments, via innovative interdisciplinary projects, connecting with the business, sciences, engineering, and health fields.


The faculty member will teach 6 of a variety of unit bearing courses per year, advise students, participate in departmental and program service, with the option to conduct academic or creative research. Coursework may include foundation, intermediate and advanced courses in art, and design. These courses will serve students in the Media X, and Art and Design majors. Relevant professional experience is a plus.


Minimum Qualifications:


• Masters Degree

• Collegiate level teaching experience


Preferred Qualifications:


• Industry Experience Preferred


Physical Requirements:


The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.


Special Instructions:


Cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, online link to portfolio, and three names of references with contact information.


Preliminary screenings will be conducted via Zoom. Finalist interviews will be conducted in-person if conditions permit.


Review of applications will begin on 1/1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.


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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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