Assistant Professor - Interior Design - #182754

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Assistant Professor - Interior Design - #182754


School of Art & Design

Position Summary:

WCU’s School of Art & Design is seeking to fill a 9-month fixed term position as Assistant Professor of Interior Design. Anticipated begin work date is August 2021.

WCU’s Interior Design Program is dynamic, interactive, and continually evolving. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected.

Per the mission of BCFPA, the Design Program pursues an innovative curriculum that aims to: develop disciplinary knowledge, establish scholarship, and integrate skills with core topics essential for the professional practice of interior design.

Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: design fundamentals, CADD/ REVIT technical expertise, construction documents, building systems, human factors, and/or commercial design.

The Interim Design Program is CIDA and NASAD accredited.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA, Master of Arts or Master of Science in Interior Design, Master of Architecture, or related terminal design degree earned by the start date
• Evidence of successful teaching and/or professional practice

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in AutoCAD Architecture, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite
• Ability to teach foundational art and design classes
• Experience in professional practice and teaching
• Record of creative practice and design-research
• Versed in the discipline of Interior Design
• LEED, NCARB, and/or CKD/CBD certification
• Familiarity with CIDA accreditation guidelines and processes
• Current and active professional Interior Design practice and/or other creative activities

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be made online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted. The completed application must include the following attachments:
• Letter of application that outlines professional experience, proficiency in design technologies, and teaching philosophy
• Unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree
• Curriculum vitae
• Contact information for three professional references
• E-Portfolio (of professional projects and student work from courses taught) or a link to portfolio webpage
For questions or additional information, please contact Erin Adams (Search Chair) at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

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The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 4/21/2021
Application Due: 7/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time