Part-time, Temporary Adjunct Faculty Teaching Positions

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for adjunct faculty positions in our new undergraduate Product Design major, beginning in the fall semester 2019.

Product Design is a new project-driven BFA major, positioned to connect to both the studio programs and Entrepreneurial Studies program.

Successful candidates will teach classes in core industrial design subject areas such as design sketching/rapid visualization; ideation and form development; building, testing, and evaluating models and prototypes; 3D modeling (Solidworks) and rendering; digitally-assisted fabrication; materials and manufacturing processes; visual and verbal presentation and communication skills.  As the program grows, successful candidates may have the opportunity to tech upper-level courses.  Ideal candidates will be working product/industrial designers who can bring their industry-specific experience and expertise to bear on their teaching. Accordingly, classes may be taught during the day or in the evening.

Ideal qualifications:

  • Significant industry experience and/or leadership in the field
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise represented in a portfolio of professional industrial/product design work
  • Master’s degree preferred, or Bachelor’s in Industrial Design or related field
  • 2 years teaching in higher education.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

To ensure consideration, the following application materials must be received:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed two pages)
  2. A curriculum vitae (not to exceed three pages)
  3. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.
  4. A URL of professional website and/or single PDF including personal work and student work when applicable. You may include up to 20 personal images and 20 students images, limit file size to 10MB or less.
  5. For time-based work, please submit a URL of professional website and/or links to Vimeo or YouTube. You may include up to 20 personal links and 20 students links.  To ensure access, make sure these are not password protected. Do not email video files.
  6. Title the file as follows: last name_ first name_ pd_adjfac.pdf

Submit all materials in an email with the subject line Adjunct Faculty Product Design Application to:

Applications will be acknowledged via email. Interviews will be scheduled based on departmental needs. All correspondence regarding these positions is conducted via email.