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Position Title Interior Design Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Provide Rank Assistant
Position Number 094741
Department Applied Design - 265310
Position Summary Information
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), design thinking, codes and
standards, evidence-based design, design psychology, ergonomics, and human
Proficiency 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
Evidence of college/university teaching experience.
NCIDQ certification, LEED and/or WELL accreditation.
Engagement with the interior design profession and/or experience in
Evidence of or potential for program or department administration.
Experience with CIDA accreditation review.
Expertise in one of the following interior project design types:
Workplace, Residential (single-family and/or multi-family).
Experience in one or more of the following interior project design types:
Healthcare, Education, Technology, and/or Adaptive-Reuse.
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 Eaton's SOURCE Award and the PAVE retail competition.
Students are required to complete an internship between the third and fourth
years, which often leads to full-time employment. 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. Interior Design at
Appalachian State was recently ranked as a DesignIntelligence 2018 “Top 25
Most Admired” program. The report recognized the program among the top ten in
the nation in three of the “12 Focus Areas”: Project Planning and Management,
Practice Management, and Sustainable Built Environments/ Adaptive
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
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.
Type of Position Full Time Position
Appointment Type 1.0
Number Of Months Per Year 9
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position at the university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains,
prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand
and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all.
The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion
that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace
diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North
Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-
to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Posting Details Information
Posting Date 08/03/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins 10/27/2022
Proposed Date of Hire 08/14/2023
Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required
documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
1) A letter of application addressing minimal qualifications and areas of
2) Philosophy of teaching statement, including a statement addressing
diversity, equity, and inclusion
3) Current vitae
4) Copy of unofficial transcripts
5) Complete contact information of three professional references
6) Portfolios of professional design work and student work from classes you
have taught are required (not to exceed 9MB)
7) A portfolio of scholarly/creative endeavors is recommended
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available
Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application
process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or
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.
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and
inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community,
including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus
community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase
learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable
environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their
culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed
to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an
expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of
the university community.
Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the
University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be
required before the hiring process can be completed.
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