Assistant Professor - Art and Design - Interior Design

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • Feb 22, 2024
Full time Art & Art History Design (all areas)

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Art and Design - Interior Design

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202400045

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Art and Design


Position Summary

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Interior Design
Department of Art + Design
Holland College of Arts & Media

Primary Responsibilities:
The candidate will teach courses, assist with curriculum development and accreditation processes, and advise undergraduate students in interior design. In addition, the candidate will assist with student recruitment and retention activities, engage in university and community service activities, serve on departmental/college/university committees, complete scholarly activities, participate in professional organizations, and network with representatives from the interior design industry and business community.

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in interior design or architecture (Ph.D., MFA, MID, M.Arch) and NCIDQ eligibility and certification of completion upon tenure OR a master's degree in interior design or architecture and NCIDQ certification. (Degree must be from a regionally or internationally accredited government-certified university.)
  • Demonstrated academic or professional experience in interior design or architecture
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly activity (publication, creative design work, research)
  • Knowledge of computer-aided drafting and illustration programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial and residential building codes
  • Evidence of involvement in professional organizations
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated potential for providing effective service to the department, college, and university
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with internal and external constituencies of the University

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2024 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 19, 2024.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Portfolio of 10 professional work samples submitted as a PDF (Please label appropriately as professional work)
  • Portfolio of 10 student work samples (if available) submitted as a PDF (Please label appropriately as student work)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when an offer of employment is accepted)
  • Teaching statement of no more than one page in length
  • Statement of research focus and scholarly activity of no more than one page in length
  • Name and contact information of three professional references

Additional Information

Department and Program Information: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art + Design includes the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Art; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with emphasis areas in Ceramics, Graphic & Interactive Design, Painting, Photography & New Media, Printmaking & Fibers, and Sculpture; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. All degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD). In addition, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For more information, visit the Art + Design website.

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high-quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty, and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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