College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington
Assistant Professor in Interior Design
Position Id: F00253P
Date posted: 6/09/21
The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty member in Interior Design to begin August 2021 or until filled. Candidates will be expected to teach design studios as well as electives in their area of expertise.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The School of Architecture recently marked its 50th year of leading in the field of architectural education. We now seek new faculty to help chart a course for its future. The school is part of the multidisciplinary College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, the 4th largest metro area in the country, a region rich in possibilities for research, creative practice, and cultural exploration. The college includes professional degree programs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and public administration, as well as Ph.D. programs in planning and urban and public affairs that provide opportunities for collaboration amongst students and faculty. The School has strong ties to the large professional design community in both Dallas and Fort Worth. For more information, please visit www.uta.edu/cappa
The successful candidate will join the Interior Design program to become part of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas, Arlington. CAPPA is a testing ground for the design and development of healthy, inclusive, environmentally and ecologically responsive communities. Together the dynamic group of faculty and dedicated staff inspire, motivate, and educate students to pursue excellence in academic scholarship, design practice, creative thinking and critical reflection.
The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is a is a CIDA accredited four-year interdisciplinary program (128 credit hours), in partnership with architecture, focused on the design of interior environments. Following the two-year Basic Studies sequence, the student completes two years of Major Studies, an intensive series of courses and studios on the theory, history, skill, and practice of interior design. It is the mission of the Program in Interior Design to prepare students for entry into the interior design profession by supporting and encouraging their roles in the service of the health, safety, and welfare of building users, as well as the creation of aesthetic environments.
We welcome candidates with an array of research and teaching interests that may include:
- Intersection between design practice and research
- Evidence-based Design
- Emerging Technologies
- Environmental Design
- Social and Ecological Sustainability
- Lighting and Technology
- Multisensory storytelling and UX
- Workplace Futures (hybrid, neurodiversity, etc.)
- Design Leadership
- Interdisciplinary initiatives
As part of CAPPA, the Interior Design Program is committed to diversifying its faculty to better represent the student body it serves, which is among the most diverse in the country. The University of Texas at Arlington is the 5th most diverse higher education institution in the U.S. with an enrollment of approximately 60,000 students online and face-to-face. It received its designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014 and was recently designated as an ANNAPISI institution (Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution).
A master’s degree in interior design or a related field with at least one degree in interior design or interior architecture; a track record of peer-reviewed research and/or creative scholarship exhibiting promise of a cohesive agenda to advance the mission of the program, school and college; NCIDQ Certification; a spirit of entrepreneurial initiative in pursuing actively engaged, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and ability to develop external partnerships; prior teaching experience and ability for instructional integration and competency of both digital and analog skills in a range of medium and software; applicants should have evidence of professional engagement and/or membership in design organizations as well as experience with CIDA accreditation.
Established reputation as an innovative, student centered instructor along with a proven record for incorporating equity and inclusion into research and teaching, and/or professional practice; a PhD in an area of research expertise aligned with the program or the School of Architecture; professional experience in a design firm as well as strong industry connections; demonstrate a commitment to participation in student engagement activities and community outreach; a collaborative and team-focused participation at the program, college, and university level.
To apply, applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following: a 1) current curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter with a clear statement of goals for research and/or creative practice, 3) a portfolio documenting teaching, peer-reviewed research and/or creative practice and 4) three references.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.