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Michigan Technological University is hiring a

Professor Of Practice In UI/UX Design

  • Houghton, Michigan
  • full-time

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and the Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a Professor of Practice, (non-tenure-track, faculty position) in UI/UX design.

Full Job Description in Application link:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (others duties may be assigned):

Candidates are expected to teach the equivalent of 3 courses per semester and will be expected to teach a variety of courses related to UI/UX. The candidate may be asked to collaborate with campus units to develop UI/UX courses. The candidate will assist in student advising activities such as, placing students in internships, creating connections between students and organizations, and working with MTU Enterprise Program. The candidate may be expected to engage in service to the university as needed.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (min requirements):

Candidates should have 7 years industry experience in UI/UX positions, served in technical lead or leadership roles, and have experience in the following areas of UI/UX:

  • information architecture
  • content strategy
  • prototyping
  • visual communication
  • related working knowledge of analytics.

Candidates should be active in the UI/UX professional community.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

Proficiency with industry standard software and tools, such as: wireframing tools, interactive mockup tools, Adobe XD and Creative Suite, XML editors, usability and accessibility tools, and statistical/analytic tools.

Desirable Education/Experience:

Previous teaching experience (in either academia or industry settings) is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience in leading diverse teams and mentoring.

10 years of industry experience or more is desired.

Special consideration to candidates familiar with User research and collaborative/team processes; accessible/ethical/sustainable design; designing for diversity and inclusion; and/or experience in coding (e.g. Javascript, React, HTML5).

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

If interested, the candidate may engage in interdisciplinary research with faculty across campus. Prior research experience is beneficial. Familiarity with ethical review boards for human subjects research.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Technological University is a leading public research university, home to more than 7000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Review of applications will begin mid-February 2021 and continue until the position is filled.