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Assistant Professor of Interior Design

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin on January 8th, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research and/or creative scholarship program and teaching philosophy, design portfolio, and names of three references with their contact information (including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4758. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: mtansley@iu.edu The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status).

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Position Details

Title Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington School of Art, Architecture + Design
Position Summary

The School of Art, Architecture + Design (https://soaad.indiana.edu/) is dedicated to developing a faculty body composed of diverse scholars and practitioners who wish to be part of a Council for Interior Design-accredited program that is at the forefront of integrative design thinking and practice. We seek a forward-thinking colleague who is committed to interdisciplinary engagement and exploration of the convergence of the areas of Design, Art, Architecture, and Merchandising. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to educate emerging leaders in the design fields of tomorrow.

We are looking for candidates who have potential for producing innovative design scholarship, have demonstrated the capacity to collaborate with colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, have had exposure to diverse populations of students, and have teaching and/or professional experience in one or more of the following areas:

commercial design, socially responsible and sustainable design, collaborative design, and digital design and drafting

A strong candidate will have demonstrated his/her ability to work successfully with a wide variety of constituents at all levels, including students, faculty, university administrators, alumni, and representatives from the design industry. We seek candidates who can provide collegial leadership in a team-based environment.

We are especially interested in scholars who are prepared to teach foundational concepts and critical thinking in the studio environment, preparing students to be able to respond to the complex global challenges found in the interior design industries.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Actively developing and maintaining a research and/or creative scholarship program of excellence.
• Teaching an annual course load of four courses during the 10-month academic year.
• Participating in curriculum development.
• Providing departmental, university, and professional service.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have:
• An MFA, M.Arch, Ph.D. or other terminal degree in interior design, architecture, or a closely-related field by the start date of employment.
• An emerging record of (or demonstrated potential for) research and/or creative scholarship (may include elements such as: peer-reviewed publications and/or juried exhibitions, ongoing program of research / creative activity, demonstrated potential for success in writing and acquiring grants)
• A portfolio containing evidence of creativity in design work and process, communication of design ideas, and digital design and drafting skill (Note: Please make indication of individual contribution to any collaborative projects presented in portfolio.)

Department Contact for Questions

Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: mtansley@iu.edu

Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications Include:
• Demonstrated record of college-level teaching, especially in design studios
• Professional design experience with demonstrated expertise in commercial design, socially responsible and sustainable design, collaborative design, and/or digital design and drafting
NCIDQ completion (or progress towards completion)
• Engagement with professional organizations

Salary and Rank Salary commensurate with experience
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on January 8th, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research and/or creative scholarship program and teaching philosophy, design portfolio, and names of three references with their contact information (including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4758. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: mtansley@iu.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status).

For Best Consideration Date 01/08/2018
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21710-12

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other
  5. Statement of Research and Teaching
Optional Documents
  1. Research Agenda
  2. Other 2
  3. Other 3