Interior Design Instructor

Mission Viejo, California
Jan 16, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Institution Type
Community College

Interior Design Instructor

Saddleback College

Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Close Date:  03/05/2018


Minimum Qualifications:    

For this position, employees must have at least one of the following: 

1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND two years experience in the Interior Design field; OR 

2. Associate degree from an accredited college or university AND six years experience in the Interior Design field; OR 

3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 

4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.


Experience Required:    

• Minimum of one (1) year of experience teaching courses in Interior Design at the post-secondary level.

• Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in the Interior Design field.

• Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Desired Qualifications:    

Preference will be given those candidates who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:


• Professional experience in a number of the following areas: residential/commercial design, space planning, historical interiors, lighting design, illustration/rendering, CAD, hospitality design, and healthcare design.

• Abilities in the area of artistic/aesthetic approaches in the work of interiors.

• Abilities in modern computer applications in the world of interiors/architecture, as well as general computer literacy.

• Experience in an instructional setting, which demands direct involvement in the many aspects of education other than or beyond the role of classroom/lab instructor.

• NCIDQ certification


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:    

• Instruct a variety of courses, within the Interior Design Department, in areas of residential/commercial design, space planning, historical furnishings, lighting design, illustration/rendering, CAD and specialty design. 

• Provide leadership and coordination of: instructional labs, curriculum development, department budget maintenance and student design club.

• Ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom and to use technology to offer instruction through distance delivery modes, as appropriate and if required. 

• Participate in general faculty functions related to the educational program, governance process and staff development activities. 

• Assignments may include evening courses.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  



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