Design Thinking Instructor Open Pool, Colorado State University, Fort Collins



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Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number: 202000154F

Proposed Annual Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Position Type: Faculty

Description of Work UnitThe Richardson Design Center is a multi-disciplinary center, located in the College of Health and Human Sciences at CSU, with a mission to foster interdisciplinary creative collaboration. It serves as a design-thinking hub where students from across campus can gather to collaborate, innovate, and prototype creative ideas in formal and informal learning spaces using state-of-the art equipment and technology. The RDC has: 4 studio/lab classrooms for hands-on learning, 1 seminar room for use by professional staff, 1 small dedicated project rooms that can also be used for student teams and visiting designers-in-residence, 2 computer labs, a design exchange (for student presentations, gallery exhibitions, special lectures and events, etc.), an ideation lab (including virtual reality equipment), prototyping lab (laser cutters, 3d printers, CNC textile equipment, etc), metal shop (traditional metalworking tools, welding, as well as state-of-the-art CNC milling machinery), wood shop (traditional woodworking hand and power tools as well as a large (4'x8') CNC router), and a sustainable dark room.

% Teaching
100

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on
06/30/2021

Position SummaryThe Richardson Design Center (RDC) is an interdisciplinary center in the College of Health and Human Sciences that is housed in the newly constructed Nancy Richardson Design Center building. The RDC seeks applications for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 open instructor positions to teach in the Interdisciplinary Design Thinking Program as temporary, part-time instructor positions in face-to-face and online courses. The RDC is home to the Undergraduate Design Thinking Certificate, the Interdisciplinary Minor in Design Thinking, and the Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking Strategies and Technologies.

Courses in the Design Thinking program(s) include:

  • IDEA 101, Designing Your University Life
  • IDEA 210, Introduction to Design Thinking
  • IDEA 310/320 A-I Design Thinking Toolbox Series with topics including Paper Products, 3D Modeling, Digital Imagining, Foundations, and Advanced Wood Working, Foundations and Advanced Textiles, Infographics, Mixed Reality Design, Foundations, and Advanced Metal Fabrication, Graphic Noveling, Technical sketching and illustration, Creating Things That Think, Participatory Design Practices, and Post-Digital Imaging
  • IDEA 400 level courses include our Design Thinking Collaborative and Group Study
  • IDEA 500 level courses (taught face-to-face and online) include Processes and Methods of Human Centered Design Thinking, and
  • IDEA 600 level courses (taught online only) include Mixed Reality (XR) for Design Thinking Trends, Storytelling, Inclusive Design, Data Visualization, Application Prototyping, and Serious Games.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 2-years industry experience in an appropriate discipline is required to teach in 100 - 400 level IDEA courses,
  • Master's Degree or Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline is required to teach in 500 - 600 level IDEA courses.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success developing and teaching university and/or professional development courses
  • Academic and/or professional experience using design thinking processes and methods

Special Instructions to ApplicantsTo apply, please submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for 3 professional references directly to this posting. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through June 30, 2021, at which time, applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy StatementColorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO StatementColorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity StatementPersonal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Search Contact
For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Sarah Badding at Sarah.Badding@colostate.edu or 970-491-2105.

Minimum References Requested
3

Maximum References Requested
3

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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