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Part-time Faculty

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Part-time Faculty
Requisition Number DU07228
Department Name 8N000:College of Design
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $2800-$3800
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

MS or equivalent terminal degree in industrial design, product design, product engineering, or related discipline is preferred. Will consider candidates who have a Bachelor degree plus extensive relevant professional experience.

Required Related Experience

• Fluency in Autodesk Fusion 360
• Evidence of product development/design process utilizing CAD.
• Knowledge and experience with digital fabrication workflows.
• Familiarity with use of technology in the education process (delivering classes via presentations, using e-learning systems, reports).
• A basic understanding of, or experience with, professional design practice and relevant and emerging digital technologies.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Ability to deliver online instruction, and to potentially meet students in person to review physical output of course.


Spring 21 semester which commences on January 25, 2021. Course meeting time to be determined based on instructor availability and existing student course schedules.

Job Summary

The newly launched Department of Product Design in the College of Design seeks applicants for a part-time faculty instructor to teach PRD 151: CAD II, the second CAD course of three in the PRD curriculum, during the Spring 21 semester which commences January 25, 2021.

The primary software in this course is Autodesk Fusion 360, though students have prior introductory instruction in Rhinoceros. In addition to training students in the use of this CAD package, the instructor should be able to bridge concepts of software skill acquisition with design process; experience with product development utilizing Fusion 360 is preferred. The College of Design has digital fabrication equipment to support physical output from course lessons and learning objectives, including FDM and LFS printers, laser cutters, a CNC router and KUKA robotic arm.

This 1-credit, freshman-level course is to be delivered online with potential for select, in-person meetings as may be necessary when reviewing physical outputs from coursework. Course meeting time to be determined based on instructor availability and existing student course schedules.

The Department of Product Design offers a BS in Product Design, with a key component of the program being a series of courses shared between Product Design and the also newly launched undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME). This overlap signifies a commitment to the fertile territory of collaboration between the disciplines and the development of products and systems aimed at elevating health-related experiences, from medical devices to healthcare delivery systems.

Interested applicants should complete an online application and include the following:

• Curriculum Vitae highlighting product development experience and CAD knowledge.
• Cover letter identifying relevant experience and qualifications for this specific CAD course.
• 3-5 links to project examples where you’ve utilized CAD for product design or development. Please include the links on a document uploaded under Specific Request 1.
• Names and contact information for two (2) references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching abilities and specific CAD experience/knowledge.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

• Strong verbal and written communication abilities.

• Proficiency with specific CAD software (Autodesk Fusion 360).

• Knowledge of digital fabrication workflows.

• Ability to quickly learn and utilize the university’s course management system (Canvas).

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2020-12-18 Expires: 2021-05-20

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