Two New Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant or Associate Professor

Two New Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant or Associate Professor

  • Atlanta, United States
Two New Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant or Associate Professor
Job description

We are searching for candidates who have an established track record and commitment to design, research, and teaching. Both positions will begin August 2023.

Human-Centered Design, Assistive Technology, and/or Universal Design
This position will bolster the School’s existing studio tracks in Health & Well-Being and Product Innovation, and establish a research agenda in the same arena(s).

Interactive Product Design

Candidates for this position should have design expertise in one or more of the following areas: smart products, augmented reality, virtual reality, physical computing, integrated interfaces, immersive environments and/or artificial intelligence. They will be expected to establish a research agenda in one or more of these areas.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The enrollment of the School of Industrial Design has grown from 120 students in 2010 to over 350 students today, with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the College of Design.

The School of Industrial Design currently offers a BSID, MID, MS-HCI (with a specialization in Industrial Design), an ID Minor, and is working towards establishing a PhD in ID while currently we offer a doctoral degree concentration in ID in connection with the School of Architecture. Our mandate is to build design and research capabilities in collaboration with other well recognized Programs and Centers on the Georgia Tech campus including: Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Architecture, Interactive Computing, and the Graphics Visualization and Usability Center (GVU). The school has also launched a 2-year MID program at Georgia Tech’s satellite campus in Shenzhen, China beginning fall 2022.


Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong collaborative research agenda ideally connected with one or more of the groups identified above; teach specialty courses in design theory or methodology; and/or teach an integrated design studio. The person in this position will be fully familiar with both the curriculum and career requirements in one or more of the following fields:  Interactive Product Design; Human-Centered Design; Universal Design/Design for All, and/or Assistive Technology, to provide leadership in curriculum planning in order to properly prepare our students for the best opportunities in a rapidly changing environment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students. Additionally, teaching in the Georgia Tech Shenzhen campus is available. A PhD or advanced degree in industrial design or related design studies.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Only electronic applications will be accepted. Required Attachments are: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) cover Letter/ letter of application; (3) names of 5 references, (4) portfolio of professional and student work with candidate’s role or responsibility indicated; and (5) design research case study reports and/or publications.

To apply for the Human-Centered Design, Assistive Technology, and/or Universal Design position:

To apply for the Interactive Product Design position:

Requests for information may be directed to email: Applications review will begin October 1, 2022. For more information about the School of Industrial Design, visit our website

Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest strengths and one of the major priorities identified in our strategic plan. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, physical abilities, and aspirations.  Each of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contributes to the richness of the Georgia Tech community. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Areas of Research
  • Organization & Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial Design