Interior Design Tenure-track Position with Focus on Upper Level Undergraduate Studios
Who we need.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture is seeking a full time, nine-month, tenure track assistant professor in the Interior Design Program effective fall 2019. The Interior Design faculty supports a CIDA accredited undergraduate program, as well as a blended-learning graduate program. The faculty seeks highly motivated candidates who deeply value excellence in design and have a passion for teaching.
Candidates should be versed in the discipline of Interior Design with the desire to be part of a collaborative team dedicated to the advancement of an emerging interdisciplinary college within a land-grant institution. Additionally, the Interior Design Program is driven by a mission to elevate disciplinary roles through curricular threads related to the knowledge and skills of fabrication, ideation, communication, and professional engagement. As part of this vision, we seek candidates who demonstrate design excellence and a commitment to advancing design methodologies to solve complex problems through strategically positioning the interior built environment. Candidates should have a willingness to add to the momentum of design rigor already established in the program and will be expected to contribute expertise to deepening areas across the curriculum and invigorate targeted learning areas: design ideation methods, fabrication and customization, and/or visual representation and communication. Specific contributions to the interior design curriculum will include:
- 3rd and 4th year undergraduate design studio instruction.
- development of seminar courses in research area for both undergraduate and graduate level students.
- support for curricular alignment in the shared responsibility of developing signature and distinctive upper level studio learning experiences that elevate student knowledge base and skills related to the future practice of design.
- Potential core ID curriculum electives such as, Professional Practice, Materials, Construction Documents, etc.
In addition to teaching, the position requires the declaration and development of research and/or creative activity agenda. General expectations for one’s research and creative activity would be the productive growth and achievement of funded research, the dissemination of new knowledge, and/or peer-reviewed recognitions, honors, awards, or exhibitions.
Who we are.
The Interior Design Program is situated within the College of Architecture along with the programs of Community and Regional Planning, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. Collectively the College faculty forms a culture of collaborative teaching and research that values cross-program and interdisciplinary initiatives. The active learning environment in the undergraduate Interior Design Program is centered around studio-based learning and provides students with an extraordinary education in the design of the built environment. The Master of Science in Architecture with a Specialization in Interior Design is a 36-credit hour, online research and scholarly based program. Students who enter this nationally recognized program are working towards careers in Interior Design research or academic settings. For more information about our College of Architecture, Interior Design Program and Degrees, and constituent Programs, please see https://architecture.unl.edu/
Required qualifications at time of application:
1. Masters Degree in Interior Design, or closely related field.
2. NCIDQ Certified, or eligible to become NCIDQ qualified.
Preferred qualifications at time of application:
1. Experience/Record of success in professional/creative practice.
2. Experience in teaching.
Application deadline: review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019, and will remain open until the position is filled. Salary and rank: will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Submission process: To be considered for this position, please go to https://employment.unl.edu/postings/61415, requisition F_180187, and click on "Apply to this job." Candidates should upload the specific submission requirements listed below.
1. A full curriculum vitae
2. Contact information for three references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and email.)
3. A statement outlining:
a. position on the discipline of interior design and/or role of interior designers in future practice,
b. personal professional experience/identity
c. potential/or established design-research goals
d. teaching/learning philosophy.
4. A digital portfolio demonstrating your qualifications for the position. This may include, but is not limited to: professional, scholarly, and creative work in practice or academia. Projects may include student work from courses you have instructed.
Please direct any inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Faculty Position in Interior Design" in the subject line.