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Assistant Professor – 03/10/2021

Date Posted: 03/10/2021

Assistant Professor

West Virginia University


Position Description:

The School of Design and Community Development in West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design (http://davis.wvu.edu/) in Morgantown, WV, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Interior Architecture program. Appointment will begin on January 2, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching – The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas: commercial design, universal design, building technologies, and/or other areas of need. They will also actively participate in undergraduate and graduate student advising, curriculum development, development of online course content, and the advising of student organizations.

Research – The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, nationally recognized research program that complements existing program strengths in interior architecture and the School of Design and Community Development.

Service – The faculty member will engage in professional outreach activities and actively participate in university, community, and professional service activities. The faculty member will participate in program and school meetings, and contribute to course, curriculum and program assessment activities. They will also contribute to CIDA accreditation activities as needed.


University and Program:

West Virginia University, designated as a Research University (High Research Activity), is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 29,000 students and includes a highly regarded Medical Center and Law School http://www.wvu.edu. The University is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, within easy driving distance of major eastern metropolitan areas including NYC and Washington, DC. Morgantown – West Virginia’s fourth largest city – recently was rated No. 1 Small City in America, Best Small City in the East, and 3rd Best Small Town in the nation. These high ratings resulted from its mix of intellectual, cultural, and social amenities; university services (including medical); year-round summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities; small town warmth; and a public school system that has been rated in the top two percentile in academic performance nationwide. The School of Design and Community Development offers the following majors: Agricultural & Extension Education, Design Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Environmental and Community Planning, and Landscape Architecture. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in Interior Design. Additional information is available at http://www.design.wvu.edu.


Applicants may apply for the position at https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities and navigate to the position title listed above.

Upload the following documents for application:
1)    Letter of application that discusses qualifications for the position.
2)    Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught with dates.
3)    A philosophy of teaching statement.
4)    A research goals and achievements statement.
5)    Letters of recommendation from three professional references.
6)    A Design and Teaching Portfolio.

Direct inquires to Peter Butler, Director of the School of Design and Community Development at peter.butler@mail.wvu.edu. Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2021.



Required: Candidates must have a terminal masters (e.g. MFA, MID, MArch) or doctorate in interior design or interior design-related field. Candidates must be NCIDQ certified by appointment date.

Preferred: In addition to the required qualifications, we desire applicants with professional design experience in a commercial field who is proficient in the application of digital technology to design. Proficiencies should include Revit, AutoCad, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

All required qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status


Specialties Desired:
Terminal degree in interior design



Pam Brookover
Assistant Professor – Interior Architecture and Design Studies
West Virginia University
1194 Evansdale Drive
Ag Sciences Bldg., Room 4305
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
United States
Phone: 304.293.2482