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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 herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

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 design.asu.edu.

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 (asu.edu) .

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/83532

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 https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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 https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

For information about The Design School, visit: https://design.asu.edu/

For information about the interior design program, visit: https://design.asu.edu/degree-programs/interior-design

The Design School is active within social media. The following links can be used to access the various social media platforms that The Design School engages in, which provide insight into the daily activities within the school:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedesignschool

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASUDesignSchool

Instagram: https://instagram.com/asudesignschool

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8XQNyHfsEXEbwKcwC25KQ

Issuu: http://issuu.com/thedesignschoolasu

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