Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design

Alfred, Allegany County
Feb 26, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Company Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the western Southern Tier of New York State, Alfred State College has a long tradition of attracting the finest faculty and staff and offers outstanding educational opportunities in more than 70 programs. Project-based learning is a cornerstone of our Alfred State culture. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think.

Job Description:

The Department of Architecture and Design at Alfred State invites applicants for a full time tenure track position at the assistant professor level, serving jointly our interior design and architecture curricula, commencing in August 2014.

Alfred State is a premier residential college of technology within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, with some 3,500 full-time students and 275 faculty and professional staff. It offers outstanding educational opportunities in 74 degree programs. Located in Alfred, in the scenic Southern Tier region of western New York, its academic community also includes Alfred University and the New York State College of Ceramics, at both of which our students can cross register courses. The metropolitan areas of Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse are all within a 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours distance. The students come from New York State, most of the other states, and numerous foreign countries.

The Department of Architecture and Design is embedded within the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology. As of 2013, it has been offering four degree programs: a BArch, a BS and AAS in Architectural Technology, and an AAS in Interior Design. It also offers a study abroad semester on the Bay of Naples in Sorrento, Italy, in partnership with the acclaimed Sant’Anna Institute – Sorrento Lingue.



A Master’s degree such as MFA, MA or MS in Interior Design, MS or MA in Interior Architecture, or MArch.
A PhD in architecture, interior design, or a related field, is preferred.
Min. 5 years of practical experience in interior design and architecture fields or significant scholarly achievements in research, conference presentation and/or publication
Min. 2 years of teaching experience
Preferred registrations/certifications, or willingness to pursue: licensor in architecture, NCIDQ, NKBA, CAPS, LEED, or other.
Ongoing membership(s)/professional affiliation(s) such as AIA, ASID, IIDA, etc.
Familiarity with NAAB and CIDA requirements for accreditation a plus.


Expectations include teaching undergraduate studio and lecture courses in the interior design AAS curriculum and the BArch and the BS and AAS in architectural technology curricula. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop coursework in fundamental concepts, materials and application, sustainable building design, interior and architectural history-theory, and a broad spectrum of residential, civic, and commercial/contract design areas.

The successful candidate may be asked at some point to assume the role of Interior Design Curriculum Coordinator.  The curriculum coordinator provides leadership, program coordination, and marketing support for the ongoing development, innovation and implementation of the interior design curriculum.  S/he also develops curriculum content, and coordinates annual program assessment and five year reviews. S/he further administers articulation agreements with four year BFA, CIDA accredited interior design programs, oversees student enrollment, coordinates recruitment efforts, and manages the curriculum budget, among others.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

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Application Instructions:

Applications should include:

A curriculum vitae
A statement of interest including the applicant’s teaching philosophy and professional and scholarly interests
3 references with email and telephone contact information

While not to be included in the application, a portfolio covering practice, teaching and scholarly work should be ready for submission to the search committee upon request.