Interior Design Assistant Professor/Interior Design Associate Professor

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC, USA
  • Nov 29, 2023
Full time Design (all areas)

Job Description


Interior Design Assistant Professor/Interior Design Associate Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Applied Design - 265310

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must possess a terminal degree in Interior Design or a design-related discipline (Ph.D., MFA, M. Arch., or equivalent) with a minimum of one studio-based degree in Interior Design/Interior Architecture, and the following qualifications:

  • A demonstrated specialization in two or more of the following areas: rapid visualization (digital and manual), virtual reality, design thinking, diversity and inclusion, codes and standards, construction documentation and detailing, lighting, environmentally-sensitive design, collaboration, evidence-based design, human-centered design, environmental psychology, ergonomics, and human factors.
  • Expertise in the software programs: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, MS Office Suite, and the Adobe Creative Suite.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

  • Proficiency in the one or more of the following software programs: 3D Studio Max, 20/20, Procreate, Morpholio, Enscape, Twinmotion, V-ray, SU Podium, AGi32
  • Evidence of college/university teaching experience.
  • NCIDQ certification, LEED and/or WELL accreditation.
  • Engagement with the interior design profession and/or experience in professional practice.
  • Evidence of or potential for program or department administration.
  • Experience with CIDA accreditation review

License/Certification Required

Description of the Department or Unit
The interior design program is a four-year, professional degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree. The program combines lecture and studio courses and is a balance of theoretical and pragmatic approaches with an emphasis on hands-on experiences in both labs and studios. Environmental responsibility in design is a focus of the program and is woven holistically throughout the curriculum. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The program has consistently earned top honors in national and international competitions such as the PAVE retail competition, NEWH Green Voice Design Competition, and Eaton’s SOURCE Awards . Students are required to complete an internship between the third and fourth years. Alumni work in all aspects of the interior design industry—primarily in the Southeast and East Coast as well as many other states and several countries.

The Department of Applied Design offers three NASAD accredited undergraduate majors with 500 students: Apparel Design and Merchandising, Industrial Design with concentrations in Furniture and Product Design, and Interior Design. Applied Design includes design studios, 12,000 square feet of prototyping studios, computer labs and designated classrooms. Applied Design’s 16 tenure-track and full-time faculty focus on enhancing human experience through design. Students acquire the skills necessary to envision solutions from concept to prototypes through experiential learning. Students are required to complete one internship. Alumni occupy diverse professional positions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor: Faculty are required to meet expectations in teaching and student development, scholarly and creative endeavors, and academic and professional service. Examples include, but are not limited to; teach courses in the Interior Design program; participate in program development, CIDA accreditation, departmental and university committee work; advise students; produce an active agenda of scholarly or creative work in the field of interior design; and develop and maintain high-quality studio resources.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 12/01/2023

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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