Faculty Member - Tenure-Track (Design and Artificial Intelligence)

Job Req ID:  1523
Employee Category:  Faculty
Department:  Design&Artificial Intelligence

The Role 
This position constitutes a very exciting and unique opportunity to mature with, and help shape the design area at SUTD. Along the way, the candidate will interact with the governing bodies in Singapore, the funding agencies and the industrial eco-system. 

The successful candidate will work across all areas of academic activity: education, research, service to the university, and outreach. The candidate will be part of an innovative team, where he/she will utilise his/her demonstrated skills in blended learning to develop and deliver high-quality student-centred undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He/she will make a positive contribution to an already established innovation culture and mindset for students at all levels, and engage and work with industry on challenging research problems.
The candidate will engage in engineering  design research and teaching  at all levels, from first-year undergraduate to PhD level, in multiple design courses, either co-teaching, leading a team of colleagues, or being the sole instructor. Courses that have to do with topics like Engineering Design Innovation, Design Thinking, and Design Science (to name just a few) from an Engineering perspective, heavy on research tools and research methods.


Becoming part of SUTD 
With a passion for teaching and a flair for research in Engineering Design, you will meet with colleagues from all backgrounds to collaborate and develop your own niche in engineering design research. You will have the opportunity to leave your own mark by understanding what others have done before you, and the work they have developed up to now, and consequently contribute with your own vision of multidisciplinary design teaching and convergent engineering design research. Design is taught at all levels of higher education, including adult and executive learning . Building or strengthening a research interest around the teaching of technically grounded design or the application of design in engineering to the growth areas defined at SUTD (Sustainability, Cities, Aviation, Healthcare, and AI) will enable you to connect with all relevant stakeholders in and around SUTD.



The candidate must have

  • A PhD in Engineering, with a proven record of teaching and research in engineering design and related topics
  • Proven experience in working autonomously and in teams, multi-tasking between teaching and research
  • An appetite for improving teaching and learning of engineering design
  • A willingness to tackle complex problems in engineering design research, potentially spanning across multiple application domains
  • The ability to interact both face-to-face as well as virtually with students, peers, and all relevant stakeholders
  • The drive to network and engage with funding agencies and companies, and secure the necessary funding to conduct research and build a well-connected research team

The candidate can have:

  • Experience in teaching in other educational environments, like executive education and/or lifelong learning
  • Experience in designing and delivering short courses in various design-related topics
  • A track record of advising Doctoral, Master, and undergraduate students in engineering design research
  • Publications in leading engineering design research journals (e.g., Research in Engineering Design, Journal of Engineering Design, Design Science, Journal of Mechanical Design, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, and similar) and conferences (International Conference on Engineering Design, International Design Engineering Technical Conference, International DESIGN Conference, and similar)