Applicants must have earned a Doctorate or Master of Fine Arts degree (or equivalent terminal degree) in the field of Interior Design, or a related field, and demonstrate a strong record of professional accomplishments within Interior Design. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching for a minimum of 5 years, preferably at Associate or Professor rank, and demonstrate a sustained pace of scholarship and/or creative activities. Administrative experience would be an asset.
Candidates should be flexible and able to teach a variety of courses at both introductory and advanced level in the Interior Design program. Candidates who are proficient to teach digital design software are highly desirable. The successful candidate should demonstrate strong teaching and practice experience in the development and exploration of creative concepts in Interior Design, as well as skills in final presentation employing digital design software. In addition to studio instruction, expertise to teach furniture design, finishes, color and light, interior construction and technology, sustainable design, and graphic representations at the undergraduate level is very important. Knowledge of textiles, building technology, furniture, and finishing materials and/or experience in fabrication lab technology such as 3D printers and laser cutting machines will be considered an asset. The candidate's approach and experience in engaging students in an Interior Design program must be evident within their teaching and professional practice portfolio - statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and samples of student work. As teaching includes advising and mentoring students, faculty are expected to:
- Serve on department, college and university committees as assigned.
- Curriculum development and coordination with other Interior Design faculty.
- Community and industry outreach to promote the program and instigate initiatives involving our students.