Assistant/Associate Professor - Interior Design

Job description

The Department of Interior Design in the School of Design at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall semester 2019. We seek applicants with a broad vision of the future of the Interior Design field and the ability to articulate that vision.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to education and scholarly and professional work, and will contribute to academic and professional design excellence through collaboration with other disciplines within the Institute. We are interested in an ability to engage in making, critical thinking, and professional practice investigating different scales as well as ideas about materiality, new technologies, and local and global contexts. Questions about how emerging trends, diverse conditions, and social-cultural-ecological issues are impacting the interior environment are also relevant.

Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, the Department of Interior Design is a leading provider of both undergraduate and graduate education in the field. We are committed to building diversity in our curriculum and among our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to meeting these goals.


  • Teach interior design courses, including design studio and selected support courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Develop curriculum.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Develop design research.
  • Disseminate creative practice/research in peer-reviewed publications, in juried exhibitions and/or other relevant design venues.
  • Participate in committee work and other service to the department, school, institute and community.
  • Perform other academic activities as required.

We require a terminal degree or equivalent in interior design or a related discipline as well as demonstrated excellent teaching skill (minimum of three (3) years at the college level) and significant professional creative practice experience (at least five (5) years). Applicants must also have a record of significant scholarly and/or creative activity. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge of intercultural conditions, and ability to work well with diverse populations. NCIDQ certification, LEED, membership in IIDA, ASID or related professional associations, attending IDEC conferences, and familiarity with the CIDA accreditation process and standards, are strongly preferred.

SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Review of applications to begin January 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter that outlines the candidate's statement on the field and discipline of interior design and pedagogy, and the professional and/or creative research goals per the Qualifications. Provide a curriculum vitae; and, three professional references. Please also submit a portfolio of up to 20 examples of creative/professional work and student work examples. All applicants must apply through our internal application site at:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.





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Posted: 10/26/2018
Application Due: 12/25/2018
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