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Position Summary:

NewSchool is seeking dynamic and qualified part-time instructors to serve as faculty in our Product Design program teaching PD301-302-303 Product Design Studio IV-V-VI. Appointments will be part-time, will be made on a term-by-term bases dependent on student enrollment. NewSchool faculty members educate and provide learning opportunities for students through face-to face, blended, and/or online delivery methods. They promote and facilitate student success by creating an environment conducive to learning and student involvement.

PD301 PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO IV – FALL 2022 (October 3, 2022- December 16, 2022) Credits: 6 Prerequisite: PD203 Schedule: 10 hours weekly [Lecture (2), Lab (8)] Students will work in teams to explore the design of products for a specific industry, including all aspects related to the identity of a new product: positioning, image, distribution, and commu¬nication. The focus will be on the overall user experience and on the product. A system-design brief encompasses a real-life assignment, consid¬ering a real company case and challenge.

PD302 PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO V – Winter 2023 (January 9, 2023 - March 20, 2023) Credits: 6 Prerequisite: PD301 Schedule: 10 hours weekly [Lecture (2), Lab (8)] Students will work in teams to explore the design of interactive objects and media. Students complete an extensive program to identify the social, physical, and cognitive needs of the potential users. Prior learning about user research methods and interaction-design methodology will be applied. Elements of visual and graphic inter¬faces are addressed for the design.

PD303 PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO VI – Spring 2023 (April 10, 2023-June 23) Credits: 6 Prerequisite: PD302 Schedule: 10 hours weekly [Lecture (2), Lab (8)] Students will work in teams to explore the design of a digital product-service system with a focus on user experience. Students will identify the system architecture, the technology infrastructure, user interactions and elements of design of the artefacts and/or graphic interface design.

These courses will be delivered on campus.


  • Prepare and deliver course content based on meeting course and program learning outcomes
  • Utilize the LMS provided by the school (Canvas) as platform to deliver information and assignments and collect students’ work
  • Assess student performance on papers/examinations/projects
  • Monitor student progress and provide student support in the form of feedback, coaching, and academic assistance
  • Foster student success by showing flexibility in style and delivery methods as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and student interaction
  • Manage the learning environment through effective record keeping (i.e. Attendance reporting on a class by class basis, submitting grades and assessment reports on time, and enforcing NewSchool academic and attendance policies)
  • Communicate with academic leadership regarding student difficulties or issues that arise
  • Provide the necessary course documentation and archival for assessment review according to the adopted accreditation standards
  • Report student outcomes and use this information for teaching and learning improvements
  • Promote professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom
  • Collaborate with necessary departments to support a positive team environment
  • Uphold NewSchool values, policies, and procedures

Other Duties & Responsibilities: May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Any other assistance deemed necessary to promote the program or maintain its teaching delivery at the highest level of quality.

Education & Experience: 

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the field of study or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrated record of high-quality instruction, as shown by a minimum of two years of undergraduate teaching experience or an extensive record of relevant professional expertise
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written) and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft O365 Products
  • Preferred knowledge of Blackboard or Canvas

Must be authorized to work in the United States. NewSchool of Architecture & Design will not provide employment sponsorship

Reports To: Reports to Dean, School of Design

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily in a standard office or classroom environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions, as necessary.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is an equal opportunity, at will employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position has been filled.