The Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education department at Utah State University is searching for a candidate to fill the faculty position of a Professional Practice Assistant or Associate Professor, in the Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) degree program. This unique and young program offers academic, field, and industry-based experiences that bring together design, engineering, outdoor recreation, sustainability, business, and many other concepts important in the supply chain of outdoor products and business. The OPDD program is bachelor of science degree program that prepares students for product design and/or development in the outdoor and other product related industries.
This is a full-time, academic year appointment (nine months), on the Utah State University Logan campus with opportunities for summer employment. This position’s primary role assignment will be teaching (95%) in the OPDD program. All USU faculty members are also expected to make positive contributions to the University through a service role (5%).
The position will begin on August 1, 2022, and application reviews and interviews will continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate for this position will develop and teach undergraduate courses for the Outdoor Product, Design, and Development degree program. Instructional emphasis will be placed on design-oriented courses for OPDD students. Specific courses within the work assignment may include sketching, tech pack development (illustrator or equivalent), 3-D modeling of outdoor products with an emphasis in softproduct, manufacturing methods and prototyping; and junior/senior studio oversight. Participation in university, college, and/or school/departmental activities is required as part of each USU faculty member’s service responsibilities, and engagement in the local community is expected. This individual will also aid other OPDD and ASTE faculty in the preparation and delivery of course materials, and in support of extracurricular activities. In addition, the effective use of USU’s learning management system (i.e., Canvas) is required in the delivery of course materials.
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