Lecturer – Interior Design

Denton, Texas, United States
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Job description

System Identification Number: 6001945

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: Design (136310)

College/School: College of Visual Arts and Design http://art.unt.edu

Job Summary/Basic Function:
We are seeking a well versed designer with areas of expertise to complement current program strengths in the Interior Design Program. Primary teaching responsibilities will include all levels to teach the basic elements of the design process, introduction to interior design, manual drafting and drawing skills, construction drawing principles/conventions in order to establish competency for sophomore portfolio review preparation, design studio, presentation techniques, design theory/ideation, and professional practice. This position allows for the development of innovative teaching initiatives blending manual and technical communication skills. Additional service responsibilities as needed by the department.

THE SETTING: Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities with 38,000 students. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for the state. As the university has grown, so has its reach and impact. UNT graduated 8,900 students last year from its 13 colleges and schools and offers 101 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s world-class faculty are making breakthroughs every day, and its students and alumni are changing the world around them.

UNT is located in Denton, which was ranked 7th among the fastest growing American cities with populations of 100,000 or greater in 2011. Denton offers cultural expression through local theater, arts, music, and historical venues. It is home to several annual artistic and cultural events that cater to residents and tourists including the Thin Line Documentary Film Fest, the 35 Denton music festival, as well as the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. The city is also well known for its thriving live music scene. Denton is located just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and its rich cultural offerings provide excellent research and professional opportunities for students and faculty. Among the many area museums are the Amon Carter Museum, the Dallas Contemporary, the African-American Museum, the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Meadows Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in Interior Design, M.Arch, or MS / MA in Interior Design at the time of appointment with professional design experience; BFA / BA degree in Interior Design or a related field with extensive professional design experience and college level teaching may be considered.

The successful candidate must have proficiency in the following areas: manual drafting, graphic communication, ideation techniques, the design process, and presentation methods. The selected candidate’s proficiencies should include professional application experience with the following software: Sketch-Up, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, AutoCAD and Revit.

Preferred Qualifications:
College level teaching experience as instructor, and at least three years of professional design experience is preferred.

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term: 1 Year

Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins: 05-24-2018

How to apply

Apply online

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit the following materials via our Slideroom portal at unt.slideroom.com.

  • up to 20 images of professional and/or scholarly work (PDF or URL listing). Provide a brief description of the project parameters for each image.
  • up to 20 images of student work (if available) consisting of print and/or interactive examples in digital format (PDF or URL listing). Provide a brief description of the project parameters for each image.

UNT is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.