Position Title & Department: Assistant Professor Interior Design faculty, Department of Art and Design Start Date: August 2021
Job Description: Full time position, tenure track, assistant professor. The candidate will teach courses in the area of Interior Design and other Departmental courses as needed; advise undergraduate students in Interior Design; assist in recruitment activities; assist in program assessment activities and when requested teach First Year Seminar and Interdisciplinary Courses. The candidate will serve on Department, School of the Arts, and College committees and provide service at the Department, School, and College levels as appropriate.
We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Qualifications must include a Masters Degree in Interior Design or a closely related field from an accredited institution, with a preference for both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field; NCIDQ certification; college level teaching experience; and Interior Design practice experience. Professional knowledge must include design theories, programming, residential and commercial design, building regulations and product standards, human factors, environmental psychology, universal design, sustainable design, lighting, building systems, and CIDA’s Standards. Skills required are sketching, drafting, presentation graphics, and the use of design software. Preference will be given to candidates able to use and teach AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, InDesign, and Photoshop. The successful candidate will have an interest in sponsoring study travel, community service, continue to improve their design and technical knowledge, maintain a membership in appropriate professional organizations, develop beneficial relationships with regional practitioners and industry members, and work well within a creative and collaborative environment dedicated to a culture of learning and social responsibility.
Applicants may submit the following documentation to Susanne Floyd Gunter, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Art and Design, Converse College, 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
- College application - Curriculum vitae - Statement of teaching philosophy
- Digital portfolio demonstrating excellence in personal research, creative activities, and professional practice (10 – 15) - Digital portfolio of student work (10 – 15) - Three letters of reference including most current supervisor.
Vitae, teaching philosophy, letters of reference, and digital portfolios must be saved into one PDF file and loaded into the application site.
Since 1889, Converse has been igniting the voices of students through education that prepares them “to see clearly, decide wisely and act justly.” Our women’s college and our graduate programs for men and women launch passionate global citizens whose energy, creativity and competence bring value to their professions and their communities.