The IIT Institute of Design (ID) invites applications for a visiting open-rank faculty position at the intersection of computing, data and design. The position will contribute to ID's exploration of the power of computation, sensing, and connectivity for building intelligent futures that are sustainable, equitable, and inclusive. Consideration of candidates will be ongoing with decisions as soon as suitable candidates are identified.
The Institute of Design, one of seven academic units within the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), is a graduate-only school of design offering degrees in Master of Design, a Ph.D. in Design, as well as a professional Master of Design Methods. Founded as the New Bauhaus in 1937, ID is a recognized international leader in the field of design, having charted new roles and applications for designers in response to changing technological, social, and economic environments. Successful candidates will join ID's highly networked global community at the newly opened Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship (the center for interdisciplinary innovation education at IIT). We invite all interested candidates to learn more about ID, its programs, and the exciting new initiatives at www.id.iit.edu. Through this search, the ID is looking for junior to senior applicants with passion and experience in designing smart products, services, and systems using the power of data and computational modeling of human systems and phenomenon. We are looking for applications with a professional, academic, and/or hybrid backgrounds in design, computer science, HCI or engineering.
The successful candidate will join a faculty engaged in design research and applied projects in fields such as strategic commercial design, socio-technical systems, urban systems, social innovation, sustainability, and healthcare. Preferred applicants will be working at the emerging intersections of technology and design. Like all faculty at ID, candidates for this position will embrace interdisciplinary work, both within and outside of the school, and for this position, with the newly created College of Computing at IIT (including a potential dual appointment).
Department: School of Design
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
A terminal degree in design, computer science, engineering, or other related tech application fields is preferred.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.