Lecturer, Interior Design

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Dec 11, 2019
Full time   Design (all areas)

Job Description

Lecturer, Interior Design—Search #67735
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Human Ecology
Interior Design Program

The School of Human Ecology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for two positions of Lecturer in Interior Design. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Within this setting, the multi-disciplinary School of Human Ecology is a dynamic and growth-oriented applied research unit of over 20 faculty and staff serving over 800 undergraduate majors enrolled in programs in areas that include Interior Design, Child and Family Development, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, and Recreation. In addition, the School houses an undergraduate research program and the Child Development Center, an on-campus laboratory school serving 64 children.

The mission of the Interior Design program in the School of Human Ecology at Georgia Southern University is to provide a professional undergraduate education that develops entry-level designers able to formulate viable and creative solutions relevant to the needs of the individual, family, organization, and community. Additionally, a broad range of interior design experiences help develop aesthetic, creative, practical, technical, and organizational skills so that graduates are ready for entry-level professional interior design jobs within any global community. The Georgia Southern Interior Design program is a CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited program whose purpose is to provide undergraduate interior design students with a strong academic foundation based on the CIDA national standards for undergraduate interior design education. Additionally, the program is unique in its dedication to providing future graduates with an evidence-based experience that prepares them for professional practice. The expectations for this position include contribution through teaching, holding regular office hours, and participating in departmental meetings and activities.

Position Description Reporting to the School of Human Ecology Chair, the Lecturer positions require teaching undergraduate courses in interior design. These positions will include a full-time teaching load with traditional face-to-face delivery and the possibility of online instruction. Additional summer teaching opportunities may also be a possibility. The positions are continuous academic (9/10 month), non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned master's degree in Interior Design, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Interior Design, by August 1, 2020
Engagement with the interior design profession and/or experience with professional practice
Commitment to diversity through inclusive teaching practices
Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students
Proficiency and ability to teach AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, and Adobe Suite programs
Ability to teach a range of studio courses (i.e. intro studio, hospitality design, restaurant design, commercial design, etc.)
Proficiency and ability to teach materials, textile and/or other lecture courses
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University
Willingness to participate in regular faculty meetings as well as college and university events such as open house, student award ceremonies, student and alumni events, and commencement
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
NCIDQ preferred or willingness to acquire certification within 2 years
A spirit of innovation through ideas and teaching
Knowledge of additional interior design related computer programs including 3DS Max, 20/20, CET Designer, Lumion, virtual reality / augmented reality.
Experience with CIDA accreditation process
Experience with community engagement initiatives

Believing that diversity contributes to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, the College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to support, promote and serve a diverse student body (https://tinyurl.com/udwaujg). Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the College's diversity and inclusion efforts, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Screening of applications begins January 13, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; portfolio of work and teaching, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Alice Hall, Search Chair, Search #67735
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:alicehall@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-0397

More information about the institution is available through https://georgiasouthern.edu/jobs or https://cbss.georgiasouthern.edu/interior-design/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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