Visiting Assistant Professor of Interior Design

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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Job description

Visiting Assistant Professor in Interior Design – Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, One-year contract.

Start date – August 13, 2018 to May 12, 2019

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position is eligible for health benefits.

The successful candidate will be committed to teaching up to four interior design courses in a variety of studio-based CIDA accredited curriculum. Coursework may include, CAD/Revit instruction, construction documentation, sustainable methods and systems, and other subjects in the candidate’s area of expertise. Opportunities for engagement include mentoring graduate students, assisting student organizations, serving on department committees and furthering curriculum/CIDA development.

Earned M.F.A or Doctorate in Interior Design or a related field is required. Experience in professional practice and teaching at the university level is strongly desired. NCIDQ certification and/or LEED status, and membership in a professional design organization preferred. The candidate for this position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment.
Program The Interior Design Program at Purdue University offers a CIDA accredited, four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with approximately 100 students, and a three-year Master of Fine Arts degree. It is one of seven programs in the Department of Art & Design in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. To learn more, visit:

The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, one of ten departments/schools in the College of Liberal Arts, includes the Departments of Art and Design and Theatre along with the Divisions of Music and Dance. Visual and Performing Arts has over 450 undergraduate majors, 55 graduate students, and 47 continuing faculty. To learn more, visit:
Purdue University’s Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

How to apply

Email a letter of application, vitae or resume, statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, and list of three references with email addresses and telephone numbers. (References will not be contacted without prior notification). Include twenty (20) visual examples and descriptions of student work, professional work, and/or research (emailed .pdf files or a digital link to a website with these materials is preferred).

Submit all materials digitally to:

Heather Philhower
Patti and Rusty Rueff

School of Visual and Performing Arts

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S., is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name