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Faculty Associate


The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for Faculty Associate positions to begin in the Spring 2018 semester. Faculty Associates are part-time faculty who teach one or more courses per semester on a contractual basis. At the current time, we anticipate hiring new Faculty Associates to teach the following in-person courses:




  • ALA 226 Design Fundamentals IV
  • ADE 522 Advanced Architectural Studio II
  • ATE 362 Architectural Technology II
  • DSC 494/595 Mindfulness Fundamentals
  • DSC 501 Qualitative Research in Design
  • EDS 200 Design Literacy & Communication
  • GRA 294 InDesign
  • IND 228 Imaging and Visualization
  • IND 361 Industrial Design IV
  • IND 494/IND598 Advanced Parametric CAD
  • IND 494/IND598 Mobile App UX Design
  • INT 131 Human Needs and Behavior
  • INT 253 Interior Materials Finishes/Specs
  • INT 262 Interior Design II: Hospitality
  • INT 354 Construction Documents
  • INT 598 Construction documents for Interior Architecture
  • LAA 345/LAP 598 Professional Practice
  • LAP 254 Plant Materials
  • LAP 332 GIS Applications in Environmental Design
  • LTC 344 Landscape Construction II

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • ALA 226, ADE 522 professional experience in architecture
  • ATE 362, professional experience in architecture and structural systems and structural analysis.
  • DSC 494/595 - professional experience in teaching design, mindfulness and collaboration
  • DSC501 – Knowledge in Design Research, teaching experience in the university level
  • EDS 200 – professional experience in design, theories and practice
  • GRA 294 – Experience teaching university level online courses, InDesign.
  • IND228, 361, 494, 598,– Professional experience working in a design/manufacturing organization or a design consultancy
  • INT 131 Human Needs and Behavior - Understanding of the impact of human behavior in design
  • INT 253 professional experience in interior design or interior architecture
  • INT 262 Interior Design II: Hospitality - Professional experience working in hospitality design and drafting and rendering skills are required
  • INT 354 Construction Documents - Professional experience and extensive knowledge of CD in Interior Design and use of REVIT.
  • INT 598 Construction documents for Interior Architecture - Professional experiences and extensive knowledge on CD in Interior Architecture and use of REVIT. Master degree required.
  • LAP 332, LTC 344 – professional experience in Landscape Architecture



Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the baccalaureate or graduate (if applicable) level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design methodologies and practice

Application Deadline

The first applicant review will be October 31, 2017 and every two weeks thereafter until June 30, 2018. Hires will be made as needed for academic periods. Faculty Associate announcement of vacancies are posted annually (07/01/17 – 6/30/18). Applicants who are not hired within the current fiscal year are welcome to re-apply as the new fiscal year announcements of vacancies are posted. Applications do not roll forward from the previous annual pool recruitment.



Instructions to Apply

All Applications should be submitted electronically to: Designmail@asu.edu.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information of three (3) references.  

In the subject of the e-mail, please indicate which course(s) you would like to be a Faculty Associate for.  Example:  Subject: Faculty Associate INT 111

For more information on The Design School,please visit our website http://design.asu.edu/

General Information

One semester contract for part-time, non-benefits eligible position. Number of courses contingent upon unit needs, funding, and sufficient enrollment. Salary contingent upon qualifications and assigned teaching load.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.