Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number 1734

Functional Title Assistant Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary


Our community of faculty, staff, and students address interior architecture as a broad-based discipline that informs as it is informed by the professions of the built environment - architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and engineering; that links to our allied disciplines in the arts; integrates the human experience revealed by the social sciences and humanities; and fuels our commitment to community-engaged design. Our 9 full-time faculty guide students through a CIDA-accredited BFA and a post-professional MFA in Interior Architecture. Ideal candidates for the open position will be energetic team players who contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate education, design scholarship and creativity, and service to academic and professional institutions.

UNCG is Minority Serving Institution with an undergraduate student body consisting of 28% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans. UNCG and the Department of Interior Architecture foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

• Teach each semester one studio and one support course within the candidate's area of interest or expertise
• Pursue an active program of peer-reviewed scholarship or creative activity including external grant funding
• Engage in an ongoing dialogue about the program and design practice
• Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
• Supervise student research projects and theses
• Provide service to the department, college, university, and community

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 20,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Minimum Qualifications

• Terminal degree in interior design or related field with expertise in interiors and a strong background in studio instruction
• Ability to teach in a support area related to the candidate's interest or expertise such as history and theory; designing and making; digital graphics, design, and fabrication; upper-level studio
• NCIDQ certification or willingness and qualifications to take the exam within three years
• Interest in community-engaged activities and/or industry and multidisciplinary collaboration
• LEED A.P., Wellness Certification, CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) are desirable qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Include these materials:
• Statement of interest and curriculum vitae
• Statement of research and/or creative activity with applicable examples such as a portfolio or publications
• Statement of teaching philosophy with examples of student work
• Names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers for 3 references

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Please direct inquiries to Anna Marshall-Baker, Professor
Assistant Professor Search Committee Chair
[email protected] 336.334.5320

Recruitment Range salary commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Interior Architecture - 12406

Job Open Date 10/10/2017

For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Link to Professional Portfolio
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Statement
  6. Link to Portfolio of Student Work
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Unofficial Transcript(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 4/1/2018
Application Due: 5/31/2018
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