Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Department of Interior Architecture & Design)

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Job Title: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Department of Interior Architecture & Design)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 46265
Department Due to the retirement of a long-standing faculty member, the Department of Interior Architecture & Design at Florida State University announces an open faculty position. This position is for a nine-month tenure-earning Assistant Professor focused on teaching, research, and service. The appointment may begin as early as January 2020.

The Department of Interior Architecture and Design is home to a vibrant and collegial work environment. The program consists of ten full-time faculty and approximately 200 students who enter through a rigorous selective-entry process. The program has been continuously CIDA accredited since 1975.

Preference will be given to candidates who are qualified to teach undergraduate-level lighting and technology courses, design studio(s), and other core curriculum courses in the candidate’s areas of interest. Qualified candidates must also demonstrate the ability to conduct academic research and/or engage in creative scholarship, teach graduate courses, and advise students through the thesis process. FSU offers opportunities for start-up funding and summer teaching abroad.

The Appointment and Application Process is described in detail at the end of this Position Announcement.Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving – one that is more inventive and compassionate. All are encouraged to apply.Responsibilities The ideal candidate will have the qualifications to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas:
CAD, BIM, and design industry-related software and/or emerging technologies
Design Studio(s)
Other areas of special interest to the candidate
Mentor upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level students, advise and serve as a member of thesis committees;
Participate in innovative teaching and curriculum development;
Engage in research and/or creative scholarship and seek external funding;
Actively participate in academic and/or professional organizations;
Participate in departmental service opportunities;
Participate in College and/or University, state, and community service as appropriate.Qualifications MFA / M. Arch. / Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Interior Design or related field;
MS / MA degrees with significant professional experience and demonstrated research may also be considered.
Demonstrated ability to conduct research and/or creative scholarship;
Demonstrated ability to use design-oriented technologies in teaching and/or scholarly work;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms;
NCIDQ and/or NCARB certification, or the ability to achieve certification within 24 months of employment; and
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.Preferred Desired qualifications:
Teaching experience at the graduate level;
Five years or more of professional practice experience;
Demonstrated competency and proficiency in hand, digital, and hybrid forms of visual design communication;
Other qualifications such as LEED, WELL, or EDAC.Other Information Florida State University is one of the nation’s most elite public research universities and one of the largest and oldest of the 12 institutions of higher learning in the State University System of Florida, Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment. Florida State University provides a challenging and formative environment for students, faculty, and staff. The university’s more than 41,000 students have the opportunity to work and study amidst a diverse and outstanding faculty that includes members of the National Academies, Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, and many Fulbright Scholars. The university is supported by approximately 14,000 employees and an annual operating budget of $1.4 billion.

Florida State University has been designated as a preeminent research university in the state by the Florida Legislature as a result of having met a set of rigorous benchmarks. Anchored by its main campus in Tallahassee, the state’s capital, the university also has branch campuses in Panama City, Florida, and the Republic of Panama, with permanent study centers in Florence, Italy; London, England; and Valencia, Spain. Florida State University’s 16 colleges offer more than 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist, doctoral, and professional programs, including medicine and law. Additional information about Florida State University, including its history and programs, can be found at

Tallahassee is Florida’s state capital and a two-time all-American city. The city is home to nearly 200,000 residents and students from FSU, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College. Tallahassee’s arts and sports scenes are thriving and there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Additionally, the city is a 2-hour drive to Jacksonville and 4 hours away from the major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Orlando, and Tampa.Contact Info Amy Huber, Search Committee Chair
Department of Interior Architecture & Design
Florida State University
143 Honors Way
The William Johnston Building
Mail Code 1231
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1231.

Email: [email protected] Plan This is a Faculty position.

Nine-month appointment begins as early as August 2020. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Further information can be found at the Department of Interior Architecture & Design website: Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Additionally, submit the following directly to the departmental search committee:
• A letter indicating interest and qualifications for the position;
• A statement of philosophy of teaching, research, and service interests;
• A curriculum vita or resume;
• A digital portfolio of personal research and/or creative work;
• A digital portfolio of student work from courses previously taught; and,
• Names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of three professional references.

Applicants should submit all required documents either as pdfs online or a mailed hard copy to Amy Huber, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]

Applications must be postmarked and/or time-stamped on the day submitted within the time and date specified on FSU’s job site. Review of applications will occur on a continual basis as they are received up until the deadline noted on the FSU job listings website. To be considered for this position, complete both these steps.

Files over 5MB in size should be submitted to Select “Drop-off” and proceed with submitting your information. Email confirmation of document receipt will be provided. Questions regarding applications may be directed to Amy Huber at [email protected] or Lisa Waxman at [email protected] (850.644.8326). Please note that hard copy materials WILL NOT be returned to the sender.Tobacco Free Campus Tobacco Free Campus
Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.Re-advertisement This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.




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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 1/8/2020
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