Assistant Professor - Interior Design #001705

Cullowhee, North Carolina
Jul 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: The School of Art and Design at Western Carolina University is seeking an assistant professor for a full time, nine-month, tenure track position in the Interior Design Program, effective fall 2017. Western Carolina University in nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, and only 45 minutes from Asheville, one of the premier creative and cultural centers in the southeast. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate level studio and lecture courses and participation in faculty activities within the interior design program, School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Performing Arts and University. Activities may include but are not limited to; curriculum discussions and development, recruitment and retention of students, adherence with CIDA guidelines, and student advising. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: design fundamentals, history of interior design, interior materials, construction documents, building systems, human factors, and/or commercial design. The Interior Design program in the School of Art & Design is dynamic, interactive and continually evolving. Both the College and the Interior Design program pursue an innovative curriculum that aims to simultaneously develop disciplinary knowledge, establish scholarship, as well as integrate skills and core topics essential for the professional practice of interior design. The Interior Design Program is CIDA and NASAD accredited.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: * MFA, Master of Arts or Master of Science in Interior Design, Master of Architecture, or related terminal design degree earned by the start date. * NCIDQ certification, or eligibility to take the NCIDQ examination. * Evidence of successful scholarship, teaching and/or professional practice.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in professional practice and teaching. * Record of creative practice and design-research. * Versed in the discipline of Interior Design. * LEED, NCARB, and/or CKD/CBD certification * Demonstrated interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning * Familiarity with CIDA accreditation guidelines and processes. * Current and active professional Interior Design practice and/or other creative activities * Ability to teach foundational art and design classes * Interest in future leadership and/or administrative roles

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application must be made online. The completed application must include the following attachments: * Letter of application * Curriculum vitae * A statement outlining professional experience, design-research goals, and teaching philosophy * Contact information for three professional references * E-Portfolio (of professional projects and student work from courses taught) or a link to portfolio webpage For additional information please contact Erin Adams, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]

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