Employment Opportunities With Design

In Fall 2022, we will post a position for Assistant Professor in Design Visualization. We are looking for a professor who can work with both of our undergraduate programs in Visual Communication Design (BSVCD) and Product Design (BSID_PPD) in the area of design visualization, responding to the hybrid nature of design practice across analog and digital fields. The new faculty would teach lower-level and upper-level required and elective courses, participate in curricular development, support undergraduate student success initiatives, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. This position acknowledges that design operates within a changing world, where physical elements and digital interfaces must work seamlessly together and where designers have to work flexibly and fluently across both tangible and virtual environments.

The full position will be posted in early September 2022.

Lecturer Applications

If you are interested in joining our Design Lecturer pool, apply to the department job pool advertisement on the SF State Careers page: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/sf/en-us/job/511817/lecturer-pool-school-of-design.

To be considered for a lecturer position please make sure your application includes:

  • cover letter
  • your resume/CV
  • link to a portfolio and/or professional work
  • list of references

You may also send the above directly to design@sfsu.edu with the subject “Lecturer Pool.”

Please note: applicants must have either completed a graduate degree or have equivalent experience to be considered for a position. Teaching experience at the college level is a plus. All applications will be placed in the lecturer pool for the School of Design.

We are happy to look at qualified people for any of our classes, please see our offerings.

Design Equipment and Shop Technician

Under the general direction of the department director and lead technician, this position monitors, repairs and maintains equipment in School of Design shops (metal and woodworking).  When necessary, and in consultation with the Director and lead technician, will perform or arrange for major or specialized repairs in conjunction with faculty and outside vendors. This position will also require the ability to create, organize and maintain records and files, and to plan, execute, and complete projects in a timely fashion, with minimal impact on curriculum.

Position Information

Upkeep and Maintenance

  • Prioritize safe student learning in all projects, timelines, and decisions by providing a safe organized, space for productive learning
  • Support curriculum by prepping studios before the start of the semester
  • Ensure uninterrupted delivery of curriculum and lesson plans by monitoring conditions in facilities
  • Inspect, adjust, lubricate periodically; replace worn or defective parts as needed; overhaul, assemble, and install electrical and electro-mechanical devices and equipment.
  • Give technical advice relative to test equipment operations, to the selection and purchase of new equipment and to the selection of vendors
  • Troubleshooting usually following manufacturers’ instructions or standard techniques for electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Use meters and testing devices to test circuits and locate malfunctions.
  • Repair and maintain equipment such as drill presses, table saws, sanders, lathes, some rapid prototyping equipment, miter saws and band saws using manufacturers’ guides, schematics, and instructions. Debug and troubleshoot electronic systems using test equipment and diagrams.

General lab support

  • Monitor student occupied labs for safe and practical usage in accordance with The School of Designs Code of Conduct and  best practices.
  • Maintain an organized and safety-minded shop culture that complies with OSHA and ADA guidelines
  • Serve as part of emergency response team and assist in evacuation of lab spaces during an emergency.
  • When requested by the Director, demonstrate the proper operation of special equipment to students.
  • When necessary create and submit work orders to the building coordinator or operations team for any facilities repairs, lab updates or repairs to the building spaces occupied by The School of Design.

Preferred Qualifications

A successful candidate will have:
•          Bachelor’s Degree or Technical degree in Industrial Design or closely related field.
•          Experienced in using CAD software such as Solidworks, SketchUp, Fusion 360, Rhino, or Auto CAD.
•          Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
•          Practical knowledge of woodworking machinery and woodworking techniques.
•          Practical knowledge of metalworking machinery and metalworking techniques such as gas and arc welding
•          Basic understanding of additive and subtractive machining methodologies
•          Ability to work independently
•          Ability to effectively communicate technical information to individuals with varying levels of expertise
•          Good problem-solving skills.

To apply for this position, please go to the full description, found here: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/sf/en-us/job/514955/design-tech-equipment-technician-ii-electronic-nonexempt-school-of-design