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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 (www.jobs.ecu.edu) 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 http://jobs.ecu.edu.

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

Visit this job posting at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/39390

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