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Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 28026
Job Description

The Department of Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019. Our program is a hybrid program in interior design and architectural studies, and is one of the oldest and continuously accredited interior design programs in the country. We seek candidates with academic training and professional experience in interior design who can integrate innovative pedagogy in studios and lecture courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate is also expected to play an essential role in our graduate program, leading graduate-level seminar courses and supervising graduate projects as well as doctoral dissertations. We encourage applicants whose scholarship falls into one of the following areas aligned with emerging departmental and campus priorities:
• Health and Well-being
• Environmental and Social Sustainability
• Learning Environments
Our program encourages interdisciplinary research, and we welcome varied theoretical and methodological perspectives. We are seeking a good colleague who can make a positive contribution to the missions of our department and college as well as the university. The candidate must have at least one terminal degree related to interior design and also have National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification or eligibility to pass the NCIDQ exam within two years. The salary for the position is commensurate with qualifications and experience, based on a nine-month tenure-track appointment. More information about the Architectural Studies Department is available at Review of Candidates begins November 9, 2018. Applications submitted before this date will receive full consideration.

Further questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Laura Cole who can be contacted at [email protected]


Required Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Architecture, Interior Design or related-discipline at the start of tenure-track appointment. At least one terminal degree in interior design.
• National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification or progress towards completion within two years
• Ability to teach undergraduate courses in a CIDA accredited program, including interior design studios and other lecture courses supporting CIDA interior design program
Preferred Qualifications
• Professional experience with interior design and/or architecture
• Ability to pursue interdisciplinary research
• Ability to supervise doctoral dissertations
• Connection to professional organizations
• Certifications in addition to NCIDQ such as LEED AP, EDAC, and/or WELL.
• Record of successful scholarly activities including publications and grant activity

Application Materials

Complete the brief online application and upload the following:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching Philosophy
• Research Statement
• Sample of a scholarly product (e.g. peer reviewed publication, presentation, poster, etc.)
• A digital portfolio that highlights accomplishments in design, selected samples of teaching outcomes, and/or research projects (Limit file size to 100 Mb)
• Transcripts
• List of three references with full contact information

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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