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Job ID: 198563

Iowa State University

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2022
University Iowa State University
Ames, IA, United States
Department Department of Interior Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Design - Interior Design



The Department of Interior Design in the College of Design at Iowa State University (ISU) invites outstanding applicants for one full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the open rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 16, 2023. We are seeking a colleague with a strong spirit of collaboration in supporting and advancing the department’s vision.

Program Description:
The Department of Interior Design is a vibrant program in the College of Design at Iowa State University, along with Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Art and Visual Culture, Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning. Interdisciplinary design experience is highly regarded. The department offers CIDA accredited BFA in Interior Design, and MFA and MA in Interior Design.

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Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Applicants must demonstrate pedagogical competency and scholarship, or potential for scholarship, in one or more areas of specialization. For example, but not limited to:

  • Digital visualization and 3D fabrication

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

  • Interior design history

  • Lighting design

  • Building construction and technology

  • Studio specialization/practice in hospitality, residential, or experiential design.

The position offers opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the possibility of teaching in the College of Design’s interdisciplinary programs. Responsibilities include: teaching design studios, large lectures, and seminar courses; maintaining an active record of creative research and scholarship in interior design related areas; 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 Discipline (Ph.D., M.F.A., M. Arch., or equivalent)

  • Evidence of teaching experience or professional practice

For consideration for the appointment of tenure at the Associate Professor rank, an applicant must possess experience and evidence of scholarly credentials that meet the tenure and professional rank standards of ISU and its peer institutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated evidence of national and/or international scholarship.

  • NCIDQ certified or eligible.

  • University level teaching of 1-3 years or more.

  • Professional practice experience in interior design or related discipline(s).

  • Experience with relevant industry-standard software (e.g. Revit, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchUp, Unreal Engine).

  • Interdisciplinary instruction and/or research.

  • Record of seeking and securing grant funds.

  • Innovative pedagogy, including the use of emerging technology to enhance learning.

  • LEED, WELL, EDAC certification, or other relevant certification(s).

Application Instructions
To ensure full consideration, application must be received by January 17th, 2023.

To apply for this position, please visit and apply online at: and search for the faculty position (R10186). Direct link:

Please complete the online employment application. Be prepared to submit:

  • Letter of application

  • A Full curriculum vitae (include a list of courses taught, if available).

  • Teaching philosophy

  • Statement of research/creative scholarship.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement

  • Contact information for three references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and email)

  • Portfolio of creative work/student work, if applicable

  • Academic writing sample, if applicable

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Jae-Hwa Lee at If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Appointment Conditions
Tenure-track or Tenured, 9-months, Full-time

Proposed Start Date
August 16, 2023

Location of Position
Ames, IA

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:

  • Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;

  • Generous leave plans;

  • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);

  • Life insurance and long-term disability;

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Various voluntary benefits and discounts;

  • Employee Assistance Program;

  • Wellbeing program.


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