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Thank you for your interest in staff employment with the School of Art and Art History.  There is one job opening available at this time:

Instructional Design Specialist CNC Prototyping

Job Duties:

Provide instruction in use of computer numerical controlled equipment and prototyping to college students enrolled in the Iowa hand-built bicycle curriculum (fabrication and design: hand-built bicycle i, ii and iii) in school of art and art history; assist college students in design and fabrication of metal bicycle frames from conception, to blueprint, to 3d design, to prototyping; responsible for the operations and management of the CNC equipment and prototyping facilities for use by instructors and students in the school of art and art history; demonstrate use of the equipment and processes of the CNC equipment and prototyping facilities to instructors and students; prepare demonstrations/training sessions for instructors and students on the use of the equipment and processes related to these facilities. prepare advanced materials and equipment for the computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment and prototyping facilities. perform critical analyses to determine accuracy and safety of complex equipment. evaluate performance and recommend replacement purchases as necessary. prepare solutions, materials, chemicals and equipment for technically advanced courses in studio art, and specifically the bicycle studio, using experience commensurate with advanced degree in art. recommend/implement measures to improve methods, equipment performance, scheduling and quality control. suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency and safety. review and recommend new bicycle design and fabrication technology. implement and adhere to safety and laboratory policies; instruct teaching assistants and student employees in adherence of the same. demonstrate titanium and steel tig welding applications, metal arts fabrication techniques, utilization of CNC equipment and 3d modeling, and use of bicycle jigs and fabrication equipment to college students for bicycle frames in context of college art studio classes. assist in choosing the right materials and delivery method for learning sessions in bicycle fabrication and 3 d design college courses. assist students with appropriate tools, techniques, resources based upon the instructional plan. prepare facilities and materials for specific instructional sessions. obtain appropriate tools required for preparation and production of instructional materials.

Job Requires:

Education: Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in 3D Art, related


Demonstrated working proficiency in: (i) welding torch work, including brazing techniques for bicycle frame building; (ii) tungsten inert gas welding for bicycle frame building; (iii) utilization of CNC equipment for the production of art and design work; (iv) utilization of 3d modeling software. demonstrated extensive proficiency in bicycle design and translating mechanical drawings into built objects using metal for the application of bicycle frame making. demonstrated experience in training college students in use of tool skills. Demonstrated experience in monitoring and maintaining a college-level art instructional studio (and equipment).

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Melia Pieper

HR Manager, CLAS

1400Q VOX

Iowa City, IA 52242



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