Instructor in Interior Design

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Job description

Instructor in Interior Design -The Design School
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The Design School at Arizona State University invites applications for benefits eligible positions as an instructor in Interior – Architecture Design. This will be nine-month, non-tenure track appointments for academic year, August 16, 2018 to May 15, 2019. This position is renewable on an annual basis contingent upon availability of resources, satisfactory performance, and the needs of the unit.

ASU’s model for the New American University perforates the barriers between disciplines, promoting collaboration among diverse groups of faculty and students. ASU is a place where local solutions translate to global impact. This has helped make ASU the #1 University for Innovation – ahead of MIT and Stanford – in both the 2016 and 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings. The university has four campuses located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, the nation’s fifth largest city. The university champions intellectual and cultural diversity and has roughly 98,000 students and 3,000 faculty from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.
The Design School is the largest and most comprehensive design school in the country. It plays prominent roles in design research, pedagogy and public engagement within the Herberger Institute, the University and the greater Phoenix community. Over the next year The Design School is embarking on an exciting ‘redesign’ process – building the next great American design school at the New American University, a school that is relevant, equitable and collaborative. The strategic planning process will engage the local community, country and world in defining what a design school in the future will look like. This position will join the School on that journey to help lead the field of design education into the future. Currently, the School has approximately 55 full-time faculty and 1,500 students enrolled in programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and visual communication design. The Design School faculty work on a variety of issues – from addressing the future of the Rio Salado in Metropolitan Phoenix to partnering and Google on increasing human satisfaction to working with communities across the globe to address critical issues of sustainability. In addition, the school’s curricula and research are grounded in its commitment to prepare the next generation of designers to engage in collaborative multi-disciplinary inquiry so that they may work productively within and beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines.

The undergraduate interior and architecture design programs are one of the flagship programs in the United States, and features a strong, diverse faculty and growing student enrollment. The interior design program offers an acclaimed, Council for Interior Design Accreditation-accredited, four-year undergraduate program in interior design, which leads to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Design and a new graduate professional program, Master of Interior Architecture. It also supports two broader graduate programs, the Master of Science in Design and Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts.

The architecture program offers an acclaimed four-year undergraduate program in architecture, which leads to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Design, and accredited Master of Architecture and Master of Built Environment of Science.

The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in teaching courses in the interior design and architecture degree programs, Bachelor of Science in Design, Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Design. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level studio courses as well as lecture/seminar courses in these degree programs.

Required qualifications.
· a graduate degree in interior design or related field
· a minimum of two years experience working in the profession

Desired qualifications
· experience teaching university level interior design or interior architecture studios and related technical courses.
· demonstrated knowledge of sustainable design practices, sustainable material, workplace design, adaptive re-use and spatial branding.

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The Design School is active within social media. The following links can be used to access the various social media platforms that The Design School engages in, which provide insight into the daily activities within the school:
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Please note that at this time of this posting we have not launched ‘Redesign’ process publicly; it should be launched in late Spring 2019.

For information about the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit:

How to apply

The application deadline is July 20; if not filled, every week thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size.

Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format. Please submit the following information to apply:

· A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests, teaching experience
· A curriculum vitae
· Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at . See ASU’s Title IX policy at

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