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Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (Interior Design and Merchandising)

East Carolina University

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (Interior Design and Merchandising)

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Interior Dsgn and Merchandising

Department Homepage :

Advertising Department :


Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising offers undergraduate degree options in Interior Design as well as Fashion Merchandising and Consumer Studies. The Interior Design option is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the department is positioning itself to also receive accreditation from the Textile and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission (TAPAC). The unit boasts a talented and caring group of faculty, an active and committed advisory board, and passionate alumni and friends that all contribute to the successful development of well-prepared learners, important scholarship, and impactful service.

Job Location:ECU is a part of the University of North Carolina system. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve the public, enhance student success, and transform the region. We are one of the largest universities in North Carolina, with almost 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. ECU is the only university in North Carolina with a dental school, medical school, and college of engineering and technology, recognized as a great institution nationally for cost, graduate programs, commitment to economic engagement, and a culture of care, belonging, and opportunity. Our main campus is in uptown Greenville, a rapidly expanding city and the eastern North Carolina region’s predominant health, entertainment, financial, and educational hub. The city also has an ideal location within a short distance of the Outer Banks, Raleigh, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, and Richmond, Virginia. To learn more about our home:

Job Duties :

The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising ( in the College of Health and Human Performance ( at East Carolina University (ECU) ( invites applications for two non-tenure track positions with the title of Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor. This is a fixed-term nine-month appointment, that will begin August 2024, with the possibility of starting in January 2024. The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic, open-minded, and collaborative community of educators-scholars. Yearly and multi-year appointments to be renewed contingent on performance and available funds. As a full member of the faculty body, the teaching faculty receives all the department’s benefits, including professional development and relocation assistance.They must possess the combination of education and experiences to:

  • Teach undergraduate residential and commercial courses.
  • Build relationships with the community, employ technology, and utilize strategies for connecting with industry.
  • Inspire and promote rigor, student success, and social mobility.
  • Teach a 4/4 course load in studio and lecture formats at varying levels in at least three of the following –
  • 2-D and 3-D visualization and design
  • Drafting and presentation software consisting of SketchUp, AutoCAD, or Revit
  • Graphic presentations
  • Design for wellness
  • Interior construction and detailing
  • Building systems and codes
  • Professional practice
  • Virtual reality and artificial intelligence

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Four plus years of practicing experience, over 18 hours of completed relevant master-level courses and demonstrated potential for effective teaching.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in interior design, interior architecture, or related degrees, such as a Doctoral, Master of Architecture, or Science (MS) in Interior.

  • Design Certifications or Licenses:
o National Council for Interior Design Qualification (Highly Preferred)o Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certificationo National Kitchen and Bath Associationo US Green Building Council- LEED APo International WELL Building Instituteo Others as appropriate to the field

  • Industry experience
  • Higher Education Teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online ( in order to be considered for the position.

In addition to creating the candidate profile, candidates must submit the following materials online:

  • Letter of application
  • List of three references including contact information (References may be contacted as part of the screening process)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Unofficial copies of all academic transcripts

A digital portfolio will be required if selected for interview.

Required at the time of employment:
  • Two to three original letters of reference,
  • Official transcripts,
  • A criminal background check,
  • Proper documentation of identity and employability are required.

Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system.

Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to:

Lee Gaylord (IDMR 932068)
1000 East 5th Street
ECU Rivers West 238
Mailstop 505
Greenville, NC 27858

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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