Dear Design History Electronic Mailing List Member
As 2007 draws to a close, do not forget to renew your Design History Society
membership. However, if you are a list member but not a Society member
please do consider joining. The benefits of membership include:
* International forum for design history research and scholarship.
* Quarterly international, peer-reviewed Journal of Design History,
published by Oxford University Press.
* Free, unlimited online access to the entire archive of Journal of
Design History articles and reviews (for individual and concessionary
* Qualification for a series of prizes and awards for academic work
within the field of design history.
* Quarterly newsletter, exclusive for members, with reviews, events and
* Generous discount on annual conference attendance.
* Professional network supporting the design history field.
* Voting rights on Society business and elections.
* Occasional discounts on publications and exhibitions of special interest.
The Society has new payment methods, which makes taking becoming a member
easier. For your information, I am attaching a membership application form
and details on how to pay.
As a final note, the Society is undergoing a period of intense change. A
rebranding project, including a new visual look, website, and the launch of
a blog, will be rolled out over the next six to eight weeks. In light of
this, you will find the new membership application form and payment methods
document in the forthcoming style of the Society.
So do please join us, as the Society continues to grow and develop.
Wishing you all the very best for 2008.
Design History Society
From: Wayne Chung <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 19 December 2007 03:31:48 GMT
Subject: Design Studies/Design History position: Carnegie Mellon University
December 15, 2007
Design Studies/Design History position
School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University
Full-time, tenure-track professor of Design Studies/Design History
Candidates should have an interdisciplinary, artifact-oriented design
history or design theory background with a Ph.D. in design history/theory,
decorative arts, or art history. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate level is required. Design studies curriculum
development experience will be extremely helpful.
Teach required undergraduate and graduate-level lecture courses (45-60
students) and seminars in design history, theory, and criticism;
Develop additional design studies courses from an interdisciplinary
perspective, incorporating aspects of art history, material culture, history
of technology, and cultural history, balanced with critical thinking and
Lead the design studies curriculum development initiative in collaboration
with design faculty;
Participate in departmental, college, and university service;
Demonstrate a track record or promise of scholarly publications and/or
creative professional activity.
Rank and Salary
Rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience and professional
We will start reviewing applications February 1, 2008 and will continue
until the position is filled. The start date is mid-August 2008.
Please send a statement of interest with a current CV and list of three
Chair of Design Studies Search Committee
School of Design
Carnegie Mellon School of Design Mission
Our mission is to educate tomorrow’s design leaders who will help shape a
changing world, a world that values the quality of people’s lives in balance
with a healthy and sustainable planet. We develop and design products --
artifacts, environments, systems, and services -- that support and enhance
human interactions. Our design education focuses on learning by doing, on a
balance of theory and practice, and developing a student’s individual voice
when solving problems.
The School of Design Programs
The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon is comprised of two undergraduate
majors, Communication Design and Industrial Design with 180 undergraduates.
The three graduate programs are in Interaction Design, Communication
Planning & Information Design, and Product Development. We also have a PhD
program; these programs have 45 students. The School of Design has 18
full-time faculty and 10 staff members.
Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment,
or administration of its programs on the basis of religion, creed, ancestry,
belief, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Carnegie
Mellon does not discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws
or executive orders.