Assistant Professor

General Description of Position: Responsibilities of successful candidates will include teaching four or five undergraduate courses per year, actively engaging in scholarship, and providing service to the Interior Design Program, the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, the College of Human Ecology, and Kansas State University Information about the College/Unit: Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology The Interior Design Faculty in the College of Human Ecology approaches design education as a team of engaged scholars who facilitate student success both in and out of the classroom. We believe truly meaningful interior design advances quality of life and promotes sustainability through holistic application of knowledge in human ecology to understand and improve the human condition. We hope our interior design students will become stewards of professionalism and ethical responsibility for social issues critical to the design practice. If they are to be a part of change in the future, they have to understand why contemporary problems are of critical importance and how individuals can make a difference. We value the contributions of each faculty member to the interior design curricula and the role we each play in building the blocks of knowledge throughout the educational experience.

Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community which can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html Required Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree in Interior Design or an allied design field (earned by the time of appointment) and a minimum of three years of full-time professional interior design/architectural practice experience is required to be considered for the position.   Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have five or more years of professional practice experience, experience in university/college teaching, and demonstrated versatility in studio instruction from foundational to advanced level courses. Other preferred qualifications include strength in digital graphics and visualization and/or building construction and environmental control systems.  Membership in IDEC, IIDA or ASID, and successful completion of the NCIDQ examination are also highly desirable. Special Instructions to Applicants:   Applicants should submit the following to http://careers.k-state.edu:

letter of application curriculum vitae a statement of your design and teaching philosophy a statement highlighting your areas of expertise, scholarly work, and future goals contact information for three professional references  

Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Migette L. Kaup (kaup@ksu.edu) or department head Barbara G. Anderson (785.532.6993; barbara@ksu.edu Screening of Applications Begins:   Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled with the intention of hiring for a contract starting date as early as January 2018; but not later than August 2018.

Salary Range / Pay Rate: $66,000 - $74,000 Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.