Chair Position Opening at the University of Utah

College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah

The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning is seeking candidates to fill the position of Chair of the Division of Multi-Disciplinary Design at the rank of tenured associate professor or professor.

Multi-Disciplinary Design (MDD) at the University of Utah was founded in 2013 as a digital, physical, and platform product design program. MDD is a new approach to undergraduate design education that has proven innovative and successful in educating design professionals, leaders, and scholars. Our curriculum acknowledges the diverse and complex context in the professional community into which our students enter, and seeks to educate thinkers and makers to the highest standard. This broad perspective encourages students to see the connections between these design specialties and focus on the process of design as a creative idea and development framework as well as a creative pursuit. Our courses and activities emphasize critical framing skills to understand when it is appropriate to have a design response and when it is not, and calibrate their response to the given circumstance, place, and people that it affects.

The program currently offers a Bachelor of Science and a Minor in Design. The program has over 220 declared majors, minors, and pre-majors. Please visit our website to see faculty and student work.

The Chair is the leader and administrator for the MDD division, charged with partnering with faculty, staff, and students to continue and enrich the division’s aspirations in alignment with the vision of the College. The Chair is responsible for student and faculty recruitment, hiring and evaluation, curriculum development, budget oversight, and division governance. In addition, the Chair will be a faculty member and is expected to contribute their perspective, research, and teaching effort (one class per semester) to complement our team of scholars and educators.

For more info, see MDD Chair_Utah.