Assistant Professor - Interior Design - #182754

  • Western Carolina University
  • Cullowhee, NC
  • Apr 26, 2021
Full time Design (all areas)

Job Description

Position Summary:

WCU's School of Art & Design is seeking to fill a 9-month fixed term position as Assistant Professor of Interior Design. Anticipated begin work date is August 2021.

WCU's Interior Design Program is dynamic, interactive, and continually evolving. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected.

Per the mission of BCFPA, the Design Program pursues an innovative curriculum that aims to: develop disciplinary knowledge, establish scholarship, and integrate skills with core topics essential for the professional practice of interior design.

Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: design fundamentals, CADD/ REVIT technical expertise, construction documents, building systems, human factors, and/or commercial design.

The Interim Design Program is CIDA and NASAD accredited.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA, Master of Arts or Master of Science in Interior Design, Master of Architecture, or related terminal design degree earned by the start date

  • Evidence of successful teaching and/or professional practice

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in AutoCAD Architecture, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Ability to teach foundational art and design classes
  • Experience in professional practice and teaching
  • Record of creative practice and design-research
  • Versed in the discipline of Interior Design
  • LEED, NCARB, and/or CKD/CBD certification
  • Familiarity with CIDA accreditation guidelines and processes
  • Current and active professional Interior Design practice and/or other creative activities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be made online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted. The completed application must include the following attachments:

  • Letter of application that outlines professional experience, proficiency in design technologies, and teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • E-Portfolio (of professional projects and student work from courses taught) or a link to portfolio webpage
For questions or additional information, please contact Erin Adams (Search Chair) at

Carnegie Statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

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