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Assistant Professor--Tenure Track/Interior Architecture & Design

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
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Job no: 518248
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

Tenure Track, Assistant Professor-Interior Architecture and Design

Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Art + Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure track position with a starting date and appointment of September 1, 2023. We seek a colleague with significant professional experience, actively engaged in contemporary Interior Architecture and Design, with significant teaching experience.

Candidates should be prepared to teach Interior Architecture and Design at the undergraduate level, from beginning to advanced courses.

Primary responsibility will consist of leading five studio courses or 15 credits per academic year. Additional responsibilities include maintaining a rigorous scholarly agenda, advising students, and participating in departmental, college, and university service.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA, MID, MArch, MS (60 cr), MA (60 cr) or appropriate Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture and Design or aligned field; professional certification such as NCIDQ, LEED, and/or WELL certification; a demonstrated, significant record of professional or scholarly achievement; current professional engagement with the field of Interior Architecture and Design; well versed in the technology currently used in professional practice; knowledge and credentials appropriate for preparing students for licensure; and at least five years of college-level teaching experience. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Preferred qualifications:
Ideal candidates will have evidence of innovative cross-disciplinary practices, community engagement, sustainability design, a collaborative leadership style, and the ability to effectively work across programs and disciplines.

To apply please submit the following: a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s qualifications and interests in the position, a curriculum vitae, complete contact information for three professional references, a link to a web-based portfolio of your work, a link to a web-based portfolio of student work, a one-page document outlining teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, three sample syllabi and three assignment descriptions.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

Benefits for Faculty Federation Union-Faculty Federation

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Important Notice!

UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus. Read More.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: 21 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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