Assistant Professor – 01/28/2021

Date Posted: 01/28/2021

Assistant Professor

Arizona State University


Position Description:

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank beginning fall 2021.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit

The Design School

The Design School is the largest and most comprehensive school for design education, with programs ranked top 20 in the nation. From programs in interior design, landscape architecture and industrial design to architecture and visual communication design, our students master the skills and research techniques needed for their future design professions through innovative, transdisciplinary methods. Our mission is to educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity and catalyze transformation for public good. By engaging in dynamic and ongoing discourse about the future of design education, we aim to create a school that is more relevant, collaborative and equitable. For more information on The Design School, visit

The Design School Interior Design Program is one of the flagship programs in the United States, and features a strong, diverse faculty and growing student enrollment. The Interior Design Program offers an acclaimed, four-year undergraduate program in interior design, accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Design degree. An online minor in Interior Design History is also offered. The professional graduate program, the Master of Interior Architecture, is also CIDA-accredited and growing in size and impact. It also supports two broader research programs, the Master of Science in Design and the Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts. More information about the Interior Design Program can be found at Interior Design | The Design School ( .

The Interior Design Program seeks a colleague who will help further the mission of ASU and The Design School. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the Bachelor of Science in Design, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Design degree programs with faculty, staff and stakeholders. The appointee will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate-level studio courses and lecture/seminar courses; mentor graduate student thesis projects; be an active presence in the school and the Phoenix design community; be involved in service to the Program and school; and pursue a research/creative activity agenda in an area related to interior design and/or interior architecture.

The Herberger Institute seeks candidates capable of growing dynamic and innovative degree programs, who can help attract new students and teach courses that support enrollment goals, increase research expenditures through grants and/or other research funding, enhance the diversity of the Institute, and connect and collaborate with designers, artists, and scholars across campus and in the community. Candidates should be dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, in their teaching, service and/or research activities. Candidates should also demonstrate and uphold standards of teaching excellence.

Required Qualifications:

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in interior design, interior architecture, or architecture; and a master’s degree or international equivalent in interior design, interior architecture, architecture or related field;
  • Minimum two years of experience teaching interior design/architecture studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities at the university level;
  • Demonstrated potential to develop and sustain a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition in an area that leads to an increase in the body of knowledge for interior design and/or interior architecture;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, including a minimum of two years of experience teaching university level interior design studio courses;
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct in multiple modalities, including online, in-person and hybrid to both an undergraduate and graduate audience; and
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in creative activity and research, teaching and/or service.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals with;

  • Professional NCIDQ certification in interior design and/or registration/licensure in architecture;
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in interior design or interior architecture;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative practice;
  • Demonstrated experience developing skills in collaborative design practice and empathy as a core value;
  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of interior architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design practices including public engagement;
  • Knowledge of sustainable design materials and practices, and demonstrated experience integrating these into curriculum and pedagogy;
  • Knowledge and experience in retail environments and spatial branding; and
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct in multiple modalities, including online, in-person and hybrid to both an undergraduate and graduate audience

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit:

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests, and teaching experience.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A portfolio of research and creative work, including examples of student taught work.
  • Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number.
  • A statement about diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to your teaching and research endeavors.

All applications must be submitted electronically

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is March 17, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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Teaching Assistant Professor in Interior Design – 01/28/2021

Date Posted: 01/28/2021


Position Description:

East Carolina University

Teaching Assistant Professor in Interior Design
Vacancy #:  932068
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled 


Organizational Unit Overview
The College of Health and Human Performance has six units: Human Development and Family Science, Health Education and Promotion, Interior Design and Merchandising, Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and a School of Social Work. These academic units are responsible for teaching the courses and advising students in each unit.

The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising offers two academic programs and a variety of experiences for students. Our academic programs include a BS in Interior Design and a BS in Fashion Merchandising and Consumer Studies. The BS in Merchandising has two distinct concentrations in Fashion and the other in Interiors. All of our programs are fully accredited.


Job Duties
The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising at East Carolina University has a position open for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Interior Design. This is a fixed-term nine-month appointment, available beginning August 2021. Teaching, and appropriate service to the university, community and profession are expected.

Responsibilities are to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses in kitchen and bath design, and at least five of the following design specialties: 3-D design, graphic presentation, drafting and presentation software, model construction, residential design, commercial design, design for wellness, hospitality design, interior construction and detailing, building systems, building codes, materials and specifications, human behavior, historic interiors, or professional practice.

Other duties may include:
Provide services to the university and community, participate in the continued development of the undergraduate interior design program, and maintain contacts and activity with professional associations and industries.

Contingent upon availability of funds.


Minimum Education/Experience
Terminal degree in interior design or related discipline, such as, but not limited to, interior architecture. Two years of demonstrated successful experience in university teaching, scholarship, and service.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Two years demonstrated successful experience in the practice of interior design.

The following certifications are preferred:

  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification
  • Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification
  • Architectural Registration Examination
  • NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer
  • NKBA Certified Kitchen Educator
  • NKBA Certified Bath Designer
  • NKBA Certified Bath Educator


Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online ( in order to be considered for the position. In addition to creating the candidate profile, candidates must submit the following materials online:

  1. letter of application addressing the qualifications and responsibilities of position.
  2. names and contact information for two to three professional references.
  3. current curriculum vitae.
  4. Unofficial copies of all academic transcripts.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Applicants should be prepared to provide a digital portfolio of professional design projects and student work upon being selected for an interview.

As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.

Official transcripts, two to three letters of reference, criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to:

Lee Gaylord (IDMR Search 932068)
1000 East 5th Street
ECU Rivers West 238
Mailstop 505
Greenville, NC 27858

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 932068 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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Assistant or Associate Professor, Interior Design – 01/25/2021

Date Posted: 01/25/2021

Assistant or Associate Professor, Interior Design

Virginia Tech-College of Architecture and Urban Studies


Position Description:

Job Description

The Interior Design Program in the School of Architecture + Design, College of Architecture and
Urban Studies, at Virginia Tech is seeking a motivated and engaged colleague to join its faculty
as a tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with an anticipated start date of August 10, 2021 for the
Fall Semester of the 2021-20222 academic year.


Required Qualifications

Terminal degree in Interior Design required such as PhD in Interior Design or Environmental Design, MFA or Master’s Degree in Architecture or related field of study, by appointment start date.

Candidates should demonstrate an excellent body of work in design, as well as in teaching design studio and other courses across the Interior Design curriculum.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a teaching style that effectively integrates the learning experience of the design studio with the program’s initiatives in areas such as user-centered design, interdisciplinary/collaborative design projects, research/evidence-based design education, sustainability and wellness, or three-dimensional modeling/digital fabrication.

Candidate should have an established comfort with the tools and methods involved in developing design experiences spanning both physical and digital media (Revit, Grasshopper, Rhino, VR, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications

The NCIDQ credential is preferred.


The Position

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic design practitioner who wants to explore the state of the art and design in Interiors and explore its boundaries as they transition to education and explore/direct the future of the interior design profession.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to balance teaching a design studio with a lecture course in the accredited undergraduate Interior Design Program (BS.ID) each semester with the development of an externally recognized agenda of research, scholarship and/or creative activity. The ideal candidate will combine the development of a robust scholarship agenda with an unwavering passion for teaching students in a professional design curriculum.

Our Department is particularly interested in candidates with a professional background and a keen understanding of the elements of our discipline who understands its changing social, technological, and aesthetic dimensions. A person with a commitment to a global, multi-cultural, and sustainable future in which Interior Design’s role will evolve to meet that reality would be especially welcome here.

Appointment to the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor carries with it, professional responsibilities in teaching/learning, research/discovery, and outreach/engagement/service. Assistant and Associate Professors are expected to practice innovative modes of teaching in accordance with the School’s pedagogical traditions, integrating their teaching activities with School, College and University ongoing research initiatives, scholarship, and creative activities; and engage in outreach and/or service work, including community service-learning projects, service to the profession, service to students through advising work, or service to the School, College, or University through participation on various committees, etc.

We value cooperative engagement and have a community focus and collaborative approach to faculty, student and peer interactions within and beyond the School of Architecture + Design.


Application Process

All applicants must complete and submit the online faculty application at  Virginia Tech Jobs. The search will remain open until the position is filled, but to be assured full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by February 15, 2021.

Candidates also must submit a cover letter, a resume/curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidate’s approach to teaching, and the
names and contact information for three current references as attachments to the online application.

In addition, candidates must provide supplemental materials within the application portal, including a portfolio with examples of professional and/or creative work and of the work of students taught, samples of research and scholarship, a diversity statement and/or other pertinent information supporting their application.


The Program

The interior design program is focused on designing spaces for people. We spend over 90% of our time indoors (this was pre-COVID). Interior design education includes an emphasis on health and wellness in interiors. Our students create interior experiences for working, living, and entertainment. To do this, our students must know how space impacts behavior. This means our students understand environmental psychology, materials (EPDs and LCAs), indoor air quality, acoustics, lighting, ergonomics, designing environments that support human activity and other aspects related to interiors.

The focus of the program at VT has been around sustainability and designing for all people. Our curriculum includes projects for varied socio-economic groups and cultures, Universal Design projects, and holistically integrated sustainable design. Students know about and use the Living Building Challenge WELL, and other guidelines for interiors such as LEED ID + C. Interiors change on average every 10 years (much more frequently than new buildings are built). Because of this our students must understand context and resource use and the responsibility of designers to know how to create safe, healthy, long lasting interiors. Beauty is an integral part of this—if it is not beautiful, it will not last.

Central to our approach is a belief that design can improve the way people live, work and play by providing atmospheres that promote these activities and support human beings.

We teach our students the value of research as a basis for interior design solutions. They learn to analyze case studies and precedents, but also how to conduct programmatic research including interviews, surveys, and behavioral mapping. Students also do demographic and cultural research to help them design solutions appropriate to the people and place where the project is located. The learn to use peer-reviewed research pertinent to the project type as opposed to a normative approach based on past projects that can compound mistakes. They learn how to evaluate decisions based on something besides their own opinion.


The Interior Design Program

The Interior Design program has consistently been ranked in the top ten by Design Intelligence since 2002. The Interior Design program is one of four programs housed in the School of Architecture + Design, which includes Architecture, Industrial Design and Landscape
Architecture, and is one of four Schools in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Students and faculty in the program have access to outstanding facilities and equipment, both digital and analog, and each of our approximately 160 students over our four-year curriculum has their own desk in our open-studio setting. Applicants are expected to work collaboratively and encouraged to work across disciplines. New faculty will be expected to work with the College and School in furthering key strategic initiatives in the realization of the University’s Beyond Boundaries Vision and the university-wide Destination Areas. Our graduates work in some of the best design firms in the country.

Visit our webpage for a partial listing of firms where our graduates have worked or are working now.

Interior Design at Virginia Tech


Appointment Type



Salary Information

Commensurate with experience


Review Date

February 15, 2021


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

The position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


About Blacksburg

Blacksburg is home to 43,000 local residents. Because of the town’s award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live and has earned a
reputation nationwide as a well-managed, stable, and forward-looking community. In 2016, 2012 and 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek named Blacksburg the best place in the United States to raise children. Blacksburg has been ranked among the nation’s best places to live by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Men’s Journal, 50 Best Small Southern Towns, The Sporting News, and Retirement Places Rated. Outside Magazine ranked Blacksburg a top-10 “dream town” for outdoors enthusiasts with natural resources for hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, and climbing.

The broader area around Blacksburg is currently one of the fastest growing parts of the State and is connected to thriving artisanal, “farm to table” communities such as Floyd. Nearby Roanoke is a growing city with expanding urban amenities as well as upcoming Amtrak rail connection to Washington DC, New York and Boston. Considerable investments in the local economy continue to make the region increasingly popular for new businesses. Recently Roanoke was named a top 5 city for technology startups by Entrepreneur Magazine. Altogether, the region is also earning a reputation as a hub of work/ life balance.