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Assistant Professor in Interior Design – 02/01/2021

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Assistant Professor in Interior Design

Meredith College


Description: Full-time tenure-track faculty position for candidates with earned Ph.D. or terminal Master’s degree (MFA in Interior Design) in Interior Design or closely related field. Assistant Professor in a CIDA accredited program.

  • Eligible candidates must have at least one degree in Interior Design.

Full-time, renewable contract, non-tenure track for candidates with earned Master’s degree (not terminal).

Position begins August 1, 2021 depending on availability.

Responsibilities: Teach on campus undergraduate courses in four or more of the following areas within the interior design field, residential and commercial interior design studios (beginning to advanced), design presentation and media (hand and digital), interiors and furnishings, interior design products, materials and methods of building construction including construction documentation, and digital presentation application (Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, InDesign).Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, department and college committee service, and scholarly research and activity.
Qualifications: Earned Master’s degree required with specialization in interior design or closely related area.  Earned doctoral degree or terminal Master’s degree preferred with specialization in interior design or closely related area.  Professional design experience and successful teaching experience strongly preferred. Candidate must be studio proficient and tech-savvy. NCIDQ certification required.  Experience with the CIDA accreditation process is preferred. Must establish NC residency by August 1, 2021.The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to implementing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of academic practice and will collaborate with other faculty in developing curriculum relevant to the needs of twenty-first century Interior Designers.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications: Review of applications and nominations will begin February 24, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, submit your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals, copies of all transcripts, and list of professional references. A portfolio of student and professional work may be requested at a later time.Submit application materials online at:


Inquiries as to the position requirements may be directed to Dr. Laura Prestwood, search committee chair, at 919-760-8310, or lpthompson@meredith.edu

Academic Environment The Interior Design Program is housed within the Department of Human Environmental Sciences which also includes programs in Child Development, Fashion Merchandising and Design, and Family and Consumer Sciences.  Meredith’s Interior Design program, which has been CIDA accredited since 1993, has an emphasis on professional practice which prepares students for success in positions in commercial and residential design.Meredith College is located in the urban center of Raleigh, North Carolina with easy access to the Research Triangle Park.  The growing metropolitan Raleigh area, with a population of about 1.25 million, boasts many cultural and recreational opportunities. The local design community is very supportive of the program, the faculty and students.
About Meredith 125 years, 2,000 students, 22,000 graduates, all going strong. Meredith College is a private, independent, comprehensive college for women with coeducational graduate programs and an equal opportunity employer operating in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The College is committed to diversity and encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals.