Assistant Professor - Interior Design

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Assistant Professor - Interior Design—Search #67560
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Human Ecology
Interior Design Program

The School of Human Ecology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Interior Design. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the multi-disciplinary School of Human Ecology is a dynamic and growth- oriented applied research unit of over 20 faculty and staff serving over 800 undergraduate majors enrolled in programs in areas that include child and family development, fashion merchandising and apparel design, interior design, and recreation. In addition, the School houses an undergraduate research program and the Child Development Center, an on-campus laboratory school serving 64 children. The School of Human Ecology's future directions include implementing master's degrees in Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, Child and Family Development, and Recreation.

Position Description. Reporting to the school chair, the Assistant Professor of Interior Design requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The average teaching load is six courses per year with summer teaching opportunities possible. In the CIDA accredited program at Georgia Southern, the successful candidate will teach lecture and studio courses such as commercial design (specifically healthcare), interior materials, textiles, lighting, drafting, and others as appropriate. The successful candidate will also secure external funding to support creative and scholarly pursuits, mentor students, and provide service to the profession, university, and community.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate (preferred) or MFA in interior design, interior architecture, or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2018
• NCIDQ certification or eligibility
• Technological literacy in industry standard design software
• Professional work experience in interior design, architecture, or a design field that correlates with the creative and illustrative processes of interior design
• Promise of productive research/scholarship/creative activities (e.g., juried), consistent with the teacher-scholar model, including grant/proposal writing
• Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the School and the mission of the University
• Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the School, College, and University
• Commitment to work in a diverse academic and professional community
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• A minimum of one year of college/university teaching experience
• A minimum of one year of full- or part-time experience in design practice
• Proficiency in Revit, Adobe Suite programs, Sketch Up, and AutoCAD
• Experience with CIDA accreditation, site visits, and documentation
• Experience advising students and supervising interns
• Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching and scholarship, and expertise in industry standard software used in the teaching of interior design
• Documentation of research resulting in scholarly publications

Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of the following items as a single PDF document (i.e., all four items in one PDF):
1. Letter of application addressing the qualifications cited above
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Unofficial copies of transcripts, (official transcripts will be required upon hire)
4. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least four professional references.
5. A digital professional and/or teaching portfolio

Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to complete a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to:
Seda Dazkir, Search Chair, Search #67560
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-5808

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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Posted: 1/26/2018
Application Due: 8/30/2018
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