Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Sciences (Interior Design) & Program Coordinator

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Sciences (Interior Design) & Program Coordinator

Requisition:

202200109F

Rank:

Assistant or Associate Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and preparation.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Health Sciences

Department:

Dept of Human Sciences

Open Date:

09/06/2022

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32534

Contact Name:

Dr. Jennifer Bunn

Title:

Associate Dean
Sam Houston State University
College of Health Sciences
1900 Ave. I, Lee Drain Bldg., Suite 201
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:

936-294-2393

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Human Sciences at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure-track 9-month appointment as an Assistant/Associate Professor in Interior Design and Program Area Coordinator beginning in Spring or Fall 2023.

The Department of Human Sciences is one of three departments and the School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences, and the Interior Design program is one of four undergraduate programs in the department. The department offers a B.S., B.A., and minor in Interior Design and holds accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The department and design program is housed in the historic three-story Margaret Lea Houston Building which includes a freshman design lab, a recently renovated digital design and drafting lab, a newly constructed senior interior design studio in partnership with Haworth/FMG, and a new design resource lab.

The department is seeking a visionary and inspirational leader to drive the future direction of the interior design program with collaboration and innovative approaches to inspire the next generation of design professionals.

This candidate will direct efforts as the Program Area Coordinator for the CIDA-Accredited program in Interior Design. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching undergraduate courses at all levels of the Interior Design program.
  • Overseeing the program accreditation processes and reviews and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement.
  • In collaboration with faculty and leadership, oversee the recruitment and retention process.
  • Ensure that the vision and program direction are aligned with the mission of the Department and contribute to program assessment efforts.
  • Oversee curriculum development, review, and update the undergraduate course catalog annually.
  • Coordinate course offerings, scheduling, and faculty teaching assignments in collaboration with department leadership.
  • Mentoring design students
  • Maintaining and overseeing design labs and equipment.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for fostering and maintaining industry relationships and bi-annual advisory board meetings to help students with networking, and internships, and to stay ahead of current industry and workforce trends in design.
  • Maintaining scholarly/creative activities in interior design or related fields of study.
  • Providing program, department, college, university, and professional service.

This appointment will include preparing and writing the self-study reports for the ID program’s CIDA and NASAD re-accreditation site visits. The Program Coordinator is responsible to assure that the program activities integrate effectively and efficiently with the mission, vision, and overall operations of the department. The coordinator is responsible to assure that the program meets the accreditation criteria established by the CIDA and NASAD.

The Department of Human Sciences at SHSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience in diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. The SHSU student body is over 50% first-generation college students and SHSU is a recognized Hispanic serving institution (HSI). We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities.

LOCATION:

There are multiple options for places to live near our campuses. The city of Huntsville is nestled in the East Texas Piney Woods and is centrally located on a direct route between Houston and Dallas. With a population of roughly 40,000 (excluding SHSU), Huntsville offers the simplicity of small-town life and easy access to surrounding larger cities including Conroe, The Woodlands, and Bryan/College Station. Full of Texas history and charm, this county seat is home to multiple museums, annual festivities, antique stores, year-round outdoor activities, vineyards, golf courses, lakes, and a beautiful state park. In a little over an hour after leaving the main campus, you can arrive in downtown Houston. Houston has consistently ranked as one of the most diverse cities in America and as one of the best “foodie” cities. It provides access to large entertainment venues and art museums. If you prefer life on the water, Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston are a short commute, and Galveston Island and the Gulf coast are a two-hour drive.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Interior Design or a closely related field (Architecture, Interior Architecture, Environmental Design). The undergraduate degree must be in interior design.

Experience Required for the Position:

Required, Rank of Assistant Professor:

  • A minimum of three years of full-time professional work experience in design is required.
  • NCIDQ certification is required.
  • Proficiency and ability to teach AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite is required.
  • A request for prior service credit of up to three years in a tenure-track/tenured position must be requested and approved before hire.

Required, Rank of Associate Professor:
To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications.
  • Additionally, the applicant should demonstrate evidence as a teacher/scholar with excellence in teaching, research/creative authority and an academic reputation in the field as appropriate for the position.
  • To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, a candidate must be appointed as an Associate Professor at the time of application and currently tenured at a comparable institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be approved before hire.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Preferred requirements:

  • Prior interior design program leadership or other related leadership experience is preferred.
  • Experience in healthcare design is preferred.
  • Experience in Rhino, Escape, and 3D printing is preferred.
  • Experience with the CIDA accreditation process and preparation of self-study reports is also preferred.
  • Membership in at least one of the following professional organizations: IDEC, IIDA, ASID, or AIA is preferred.
  • Additional credentials/certifications in any one or more of the following: LEED-AP, AAHID, WELL-AP, or EDAC is preferred.

Special Instructions Summary:

Interested candidates should submit the following required documents:

  • Cover letter detailing the candidate’s interest in the position, teaching experience, research agenda, involvement in service at the community, departmental, university, state, or national level, and experience and commitment to working with diverse populations; it is also recommended that a candidate address any experiences related to the preferred criteria listed in the position description.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A sample portfolio of student and/or professional design work in PDF. Please add to the Teaching Portfolio portion in the required documents list.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start in January 2023 or August 2023.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

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Location
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