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Assistant or Associate Professor-Interior Design – 03/16/2021

Date Posted: 03/16/2021

Assistant or Associate Professor-Interior Design

Sam Houston State University, College of Arts and Media


Position Description:

Usual Duties

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Health Sciences, and the Interior Design program is one of four undergraduate programs in the department. The Department invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator of Interior Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The department offers a B.S. or B.A. in Interior Design and holds accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Sam Houston State University has a diverse student population and the Department seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience working in diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate courses in all levels of the Interior Design program. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and the Adobe Creative Suite are a must. Membership in at least one of the following organizations: IDEC, IIDA, ASID, AIA is preferred. In addition to overseeing the program accreditation processes and reviews, the Program Coordinator duties include coordinating program assessment, updating the course catalog, mentoring students, and overseeing program curriculum development. The successful candidate will be responsible for fostering and maintaining industry relationships to help students with networking, internships, and being aware of current trends in interior design. Additional expectations include service to the department, college, and university as well as maintaining scholarly/creative activities.

Time allocation for this position is 75/25, with 75% allotted to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, research, and service; and 25% to managing the Program Coordinator duties which includes the responsibilities, as determined by CIDA, and the needs of the interior design program and department.

The position is a tenure-track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment.

Degree Requirements

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Interior Design or closely related field. At least one degree must be in interior design.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of three years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and minimum of 3 years professional experience is preferred. Prior leadership experience as well as participation in the CIDA accreditation process and preparation of self-study reports is also desired.

Other Requirements for the Position

Applicants must also hold NCIDQ certification. A state license and at least one of the following credentials/certifications: LEED-AP, AAHID, WELL-AP, or EDAC is preferred

Special Instructions Summary

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online and should include:

  • A letter of interest for the position detailing professional and teaching experience as well as research agenda for the next 3 to 5 years.
  • Curriculum Vita
  • PDF sample portfolio of student and/or professional design work
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of Candidates will begin immediately.

Beginning Date


Quick Link

Applicants please apply at: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/25372

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.


Specialties Desired:

  • Experience teaching at graduate level
  • Experience teaching at undergraduate level
  • NCIDQ certification
  • Terminal degree in interior design



Dr. Rebecca Finley
Professor of Art, Photography
Sam Houston State University, College of Arts and Media

Department of Art #418J
1741 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville, TX 77340
United States
Phone: 936-294-3418