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Interior Design Adjunct Instructors

Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Category:: Adjunct Applicant Pool
Department:: Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Locations:: Seattle, WA
Posted:: May 3, 2022
Closes:: Dec 30, 2022 - 11:59 PM EST
Type:: Contract
Position ID:: 147106

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Statement

Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an exceptional and diverse community. With approximately 350 faculty and 450 staff, at the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully. We recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation, a core theme of the gospel, and inseparable from our Christian faith. We strive to become a workplace that recruits, develops, and retains faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey as a faculty or staff member. Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and employee ongoing opportunities to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email [email protected]. Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

About the Interior Design Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences:

The Seattle Pacific University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students to address problems faced by individuals, families, and communities globally that involve food, clothing, and shelter through Christ-centered values of love, integrity, and justice. The Family and Consumer Sciences majors include Apparel Design and Merchandising, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Interior Design, Human Development and Family Studies, and FCS Secondary Education.

SPU's Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design is a rigorous academic program that educates and trains graduates to contribute to their communities by successfully entering the industry in a broad range of positions, to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam if desired, and to progress in their field. They emerge as much more than skilled pre-professionals. They have a reputation in the region for shining as quality individuals above and beyond standard qualifications who have both developed a strong work ethics and who value first and foremost the service and stewardship aspects of their profession.

Information about the Department, the Interior Design program, and the curriculum (including course descriptions) can be found on the SPU website:

Job Description:

  • Adjunct faculty position(s) in interior design.

  • Responsibilities: teach a course(s) including class preparation, grading, and holding office hours.

  • Course(s) for the 2022/23 academic year may include the following (by titles/topic):

    • Fall quarter 2022: Foundations of Interior Design, CAD I for Interior Design, design studios (commercial and residential - at the junior and senior level)

    • Winter quarter 2023: beginning interior design studio, professional practice in interior design, lighting design, building construction, and CAD II for Interior Design (AutoCAD)

    • Spring quarter 2023: global impacts of design, interior design history, universal design in housing, sustainability and materials, and CAD III for Interior Design (photoshop and InDesign)


  • A master's degree or Ph.D. in interior design or related field
  • NCIDQ certification (or other relevant exam), industry experience and teaching experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree applicants will be considered if accompanied with some combination of industry experience, teaching experience, and/or NCIDQ or other exam certification.
  • Agreement with the Seattle Pacific University Statement of Faith and Mission

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.


Salaries are paid by the number of credits for the course. There is a range of pay/credit and the specific pay is determined by qualifications and experience of the applicant.

All SPU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentary proof of vaccination unless an exception applies. For more information, see SPU's Vaccination Requirements FAQs webpage.

Application Instructions:

The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae (CV) (or resume), and a brief description of your views on effective teaching techniques. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the specific teaching position is filled. The position announcement and pool of applications will be reviewed periodically as teaching needs arise in the program.

Dr. Sandra C. Hartje

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Seattle Pacific University

3307 3rd Avenue West, Suite 211

Seattle, WA 98119


[email protected].

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