JOB - Chair of Graduate Design - Detroit - RitaSue Siegel Resources on behalf of The College for Creative Studies - Full Time (9 months)

10 Dec 2007 - 1:25pm
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Jessica Carey

Title: Chair of Graduate Design

Organization: College of Creative Studies (CCS)

Reports To: Director of Graduate Studies

Position Summary

CCS seeks candidates for the position of Chair of Graduate Design. This
is a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary design leader with
expertise in an area of interaction design to shape and lead an
innovative new graduate design program. The position is a nine month
appointment. He/she will work closely with the Director of Graduate
Studies, the Dean of the College, the Design Advisory Board and relevant
faculty to implement, administer and lead the program.


* Develop Graduate Design curriculum (see description below)

* Form industry partnerships

* Ensure the quality of student work

* Teach two graduate-level courses per semester

* Assist in the Graduate Design admissions process

* Manage faculty and department budget

* Advise Graduate Design students

Candidate Requirements

* Understands design in a broad cultural context

* Understands design as an integrated strategic business
function for creating meaningful experiences through all media: digital,
3-D form, visual communications, environments and services and as a
driver of differentiation and innovation

* Talented, trained, experienced professional with deep
theoretical and practical design knowledge and with expertise in an area
of interaction design

* Experience in the business of design from a management

* Excellent reputation in the design and/or interactive

* Systems approach to relate and integrate learning across

* Multidisciplinary background, collaboratively working on cross
functional design teams

* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work
effectively as a team leader

* Teaching experience (preferred but not required)

* Master's degree (or documented equivalent for international
candidates) in a design or related discipline

To Apply

Submit letter of interest, resume, portfolio of work, and portfolio of
students' work (if available) to jcarey at Attached files
should not exceed 3MB per email.

Organization Overview

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is one of the nation's leading
art and design colleges enrolling over 1,300 undergraduate students in
world-class facilities with superior technology resources. CCS currently
has twelve undergraduate departments include Animation, Advertising
Design, Graphic Design, Crafts, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior
Design, Photography, Art Education and Industrial Design. The CCS campus
is located in a downtown cultural district which includes the Detroit
Institute for the Arts. This location provides an urban laboratory for
the study and application of design to projects in the public realm
including environmental sustainability, urban infrastructure and

Graduate Program

In the fall of 2008 CCS is launching a graduate studies program which
will grant Masters of Fine Art Degrees with two areas of specialization:
Design and Transportation Design. The Graduates Studies program at CCS
will offer a new approach to graduate design education-one based on the
conviction that the most effective designers are those who have a firm
grasp of the fundamentals of business and the world in which design
operates. The program will integrate design, cultural and business
issues in the development of commercially-oriented design solutions.

The Design specialization has been developed to attract applicants with
backgrounds in either 2D or 3D design. Global in outlook, it will reach
out to a rich international mix of students from many countries and
cultures with experience in a wide range of industries. The core design
curriculum for both areas of specialization encompasses design research,
interaction design and team-based, collaborative learning. Graduate
students will take business courses through partnership with premier
business schools, such as the Ross School of Business at the University
of Michigan. Building on CCS' strong corporate partnerships, students
will participate on collaborative teams in industry-sponsored studios.

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