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Assistant Professor in Interior Design

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor in Interior Design
Job Posting Number 20180082FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department School of Family & Consumer Sciences
Position Description

The Interior Design Program at Texas State University invites applications for a full time tenure track Assistant Professor. This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of summer teaching.
The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) mirrors Texas State University’s value of diversity in our faculty and student body. As part of the School of FCS, the Interior Design program enrolls approximately 287 majors with seven (7) full-time faculty members serving the program. The program is accredited through the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Graduates are qualified for careers helping others improve interior environments while expressing their own creative abilities. Texas State University Interior Design students gain skills and knowledge in ideation and concept development, sketching, drafting, space planning, stylistic history, design theory, materials, building systems, life safety codes, and business practices. Graduates are academically prepared to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) examination that must be passed to register as an interior designer in Texas and many other states.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, supervising design projects and portfolio development, developing and revising curricula to meet accreditation standards; conducting and publishing high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly research/creative activities; and engaging in appropriate levels of service to the school, college, and to the profession.

Required Qualifications

• Earned graduate degree in interior design or related field (e.g., MFA, MID, M Arch, MS, MA).
• Ability to teach interior design studios and lecture classes across the program curricula.
• Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly activity and/or creative works.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate in interior design or related field.
• At least one degree in interior design/architecture.
• Previous college level teaching experience.
• Professional experience in residential, healthcare, and/or commercial interior design practice
• National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification.
LEED AP or WELL AP certification, and/or professional licensure.
• Active participation in professional organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly activity and/or creative works.
• Demonstrated ability or potential to attract external funding.
• Ability to teach using design-oriented software, such as Revit, Auto CAD, Sketch-up, 3D Studio Max, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/21166. To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by February 1, 2018:
1) current curriculum vitae;
2) a letter of intent describing experience and fit with the position;
3.) the contact information for three references; and
4.) in lieu of a document, a URL with a digital portfolio showcasing professional, research, and/or teaching output (Limit 10 pages).

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 02/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices

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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. URL - Digital Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference