Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Interior Design

School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC)
Michigan State University (MSU)
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Interior Design

Date posted: 7/21/21

Position Description

The Interior Design program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting as early as January 2022, although the committee may also consider this position starting in August 2022.

The successful candidate will contribute to the school vision in creating sustainable and healthy built, natural, and virtual environments. The Interior Design program seeks a creative and motivated colleague who will advance the excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate is expected to teach all levels of Interior Design core courses, advise and/or teach graduate students, engage in service to the profession and the university, and maintain an active research/creative scholarship program through publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and securing research grants. The position is open to a broad range of specializations in research and teaching. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, service, and research activities.

This appointment is 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Interior Design or related field.

Minimum Requirements

  • Earned doctorate in Interior Design or related field by position start date.
  • At least one degree (either bachelor, master or doctoral) must be in Interior Design.
  • Strong potential for scholarly research productivity and innovative teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses is required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design
  • NCIDQ certification or NCIDQ eligibility
  • Professional practice experience
  • Experience in teaching interior design studios
  • Expertise in current technologies (AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suites)
  • Familiarity with CIDA accreditation guidelines.

Required Application Materials

Applicants for this position should submit 1) a formal letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) samples of publications, professional reports, and/or portfolio of creative work, 4) a statement addressing your experience with diversity and inclusion in teaching/learning, mentoring, service, professional activities and research and/or describing how you will contribute to MSU’s goals of inclusive excellence, and 5) the names and contact information for three references. Reference letters will be requested after the initial review of applications.

Department Statement

The Interior Design Program was established in 1935. The Program offers Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Master of Arts in Environmental Design, and Doctor of Philosophy in Planning, Design and Construction with a concentration in Environmental Design. The four-year undergraduate program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 1976. The Interior Design program consists of the dynamic group of faculty with diverse scholarly specializations who work together to advance teaching and creative/research scholarship in a collegial environment. Faculty and students in the Interior Design Program respect the values and expertise of individual members and strongly advocate for diversity and professional collaboration. For further information about the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Interior Design Program, visit Interior Design – School of Planning, Design and Construction (msu.edu).

The School of Planning, Design, and Construction unites four academic programs related to the built environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning, with 43 faculty and academic specialists, and 8 staff members. The School offers 8 degree pathways from Bachelors to Ph.D. – including 5 professionally accredited degrees with over 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. The School is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Social Science.

The School of Planning, Design and Construction and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU are committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Assistant Professor in Interior Design

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

Job Summary
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
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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. ‎
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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).

Required Qualifications
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.

Preferred Qualifications
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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Yonsei University ‎
Department of Interior Architecture and Built Environment
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

Date posted: 5/03/21

Job Details:

The Department of Interior Architecture and Built Environment at Yonsei University, Seoul, ‎Korea seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. The candidates with a Ph.D. ‎degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Architecture, or relevant field are highly ‎encouraged to apply for this position. Extensive research, design, teaching experience and an ‎understanding of curriculum focused on interior architecutre is desired. The candidates should ‎demonstrate the studio teaching capabilities for the first, second, third, and fourth year ‎students in Interior Architecture and Built Environment. ‎

The position will begin on March 1, 2022. ‎

The Department of Interior Architecture and Built Environment at Yonse University is the top-‎ranked program in Korea. We are seeking candidates who have an agenda of scholarly research ‎and creative work with commitment to professional, scholarly, and teaching excellence.

The department offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs for both domestic and ‎international students. As a tenure track faculty member, candidates will teach undergraduate ‎and graduate-level studio courses and lecture/seminar courses; mentor graduate thesis or ‎dissertation research, and be an active presence in the department, and relevant scholarly ‎organizations.‎

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Interior Architecutre, Interior Design, Architecutre, or relevant field. The degree must be conferred by March 1st, 2022.
  • At least one peer-reviewed scholarly journal article published in one of the SSCI, SCIE, or A&HCI indexed journals


Required Documents for the Application:
*Required Documents by 6 p.m. July 7th (W), Korea Standard Time-KST

  • All applicants should submit the documents below. ‎
    • Application form including the list of research outcomes and CV
    • Certificate of Doctoral Degree ‎
    • Academic transcript to show the date of degree conferred ‎
    • Doctoral dissertation ‎
    • A copy of five representative research outcomes since March 1st, 2017 ‎
    • Completed the summary form of representative research outcomes (Provided by Yonsei)‎

Additional Documents
Only for those who pass the 1st review will submit the documents below.

  • Original academic transcript with the date of degree conferred
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of the entire research outcomes since March 1st, 2017

Important date for the application
All materials for should be mailed between June 2nd and July 7th, 2021 (Korean Standard ‎Time).‎
Review of application will begin July 14th, 2021‎

To apply, please click on the following link: https://faculty.yonsei.ac.kr/recruit/index.php?mid=K02&lang=en

For more information, please contact ‎
Dr. Hokyun Lim
Chair, Department of Interior Architecutre and Built Environment
College of Human Ecology, Yonsei University
Yoseiro 50, Seodaemungu, Seoul, Korea

The Department of Interior Architecture and Built Environment at Yonsei has a rich academic ‎tradition with an open-minded setting that supports diverse intellectual approaches. Yonsei ‎University is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, ‎faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We look forward to ‎your application. ‎