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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Interior Design
Iowa State University

Date Posted Jan. 19, 2020
Title Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Interior Design
University Iowa State University
Ames, IA, United States
Department Interior Design More About This Department...
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2020
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Design - Interior Design

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Interior Design is seeking a full-time (9 month), tenured/tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor or associate professor rank with demonstrated ability to teach design studios as well as lecture/seminar courses in one or more areas of specialization. For Example: -Studio specialization/ practice (commercial/contract/workplace design, globalization and multi-cultural design, residential, experimental interior design, institutional design for education/government, furniture design, or other areas). -Computer visualization and virtual reality, design communication (hand and digital drafting, rendering, and sketching; rapid visualization; graphic representation; verbal; written). -Building Code (International Building code, Fire code, and ADA). -Interior materials and technology. -Interior design history. -Color Theory. -Other areas of expertise.

The position offers opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate design lectures, studios, and seminar courses; maintaining an active record of creative research and scholarship in interior design related areas; assisting in maintain CIDA accreditation; advising undergraduate students; mentoring and teaching graduate students, and participating in service activities within the department, college, and university.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
-Terminal Degree in Interior Design/Interior Architecture or Design Related (Ph.D., M.F.A., M. Arch., or equivalent*).
-At least one degree in Interior Design/Interior Architecture.
-NCIDQ certification.
-For consideration for the appointment of tenure at the Associate Professor rank, an applicant must have a minimum of six years of experience and evidence of level of scholarship, teaching, service, and excellence, commensurate with ISU and its peer institutions.

*Foreign equivalents to U.S. degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Demonstrated evidence of national and/or international scholarship in specialized aspect(s) of interior design.
-College level teaching experience.
-Professional practice experience in interior design or related discipline(s).
-Interdisciplinary instruction and/or research.
-Record of seeking and securing grant funds.
-Innovative pedagogy, including use of emerging technology to enhance learning.
-LEED certification, WELL certification, or other relevant certification(s).
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, and/or community.

Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Interior Design is a vibrant program in the College of Design at Iowa State University. It is CIDA accredited, and one of seven distinguished departments within the College, along with Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Art and Visual Culture, Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning.

  • Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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Contact Information

  • Yongyeon Cho
    Interior Design
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA
  • 515-294-1532


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