Lecturer in Furnishings and Interiors
Open Until Filled: No
Job Summary: The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors at the University of Georgia invites applications for two positions, both of Lecturer in Furnishings and Interiors. POSITION: Lecturer in Furnishings and Interiors in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (9-month, full-time, non-tenure track, 100% teaching appointment). STARTING DATE: August 1, 2018. Teach four undergraduate courses per fall and spring semester; mentor students; work with faculty and advisors to recruit undergraduate students; provide service to professional organizations, department, college and the university. THE PROGRAM: The Furnishing and Interiors program provides undergraduates a strong program of study uniquely focused on residential interior design. The program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. The Furnishings and Interiors facility houses two drafting studios, an active learning center with state-of-the-art computer system, a resource room, and a reference library. Design studios offer opportunities for hands-on design experience in community and university projects. Faculty and students are engaged in interdisciplinary work and service learning opportunities in the FACS ASPIRE clinic (aspireclinic.org) collaborating with financial planners, family therapists and nutrition counselors. More information about the department and College can be found at www.fcs.uga.edu. THE DEPARTMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY: The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors is a unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Georgia. The department has 12 faculty, 270 undergraduates majoring in Fashion Merchandising or Furnishings and Interiors, and 23 graduate students. The University of Georgia, located in Athens, is a Research I, land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 195 miles from the coast. Athens fosters a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America's most livable cities. Visit the University's website at www.uga.edu for additional information. SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. We welcome applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (email@example.com). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.S., M.A. or M.F.A. with at least one additional credential in interior design or architecture. At least one year teaching and/or professional experience in residential design and other design related technologies.
Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Interior Design or Architecture. Candidates with a M.S. or M.A. degree must document exceptional accomplishments in interiors or related area and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire. NCIDQ certification. Candidates should be proficient in at least three of the following: AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Revit, and virtual reality programming, as well as the Adobe suite including Podium, Photoshop, InDesign, and Sketchup. At least one year teaching and/or professional experience in residential design and other design related technologies. Candidates should demonstrate potential to teach courses in at least three of the following areas: design fundamentals; technology-based drafting of construction documents, renderings, and graphic presentation methods; kitchen and bath design; lighting design; business practices; design studios that focus on residential environments; sustainability; history of architecture and design; or interior materials and estimation.
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location of Vacancy: Athens Area