Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Interior Architecture

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University’s School of the Arts department of Interior Architecture invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the Assistant/Associate professor position, beginning August 2021. This tenure-track full-time faculty position is a 9-month appointment.

The School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, visual arts, and interior architecture. The Department of Interior Architecture is currently comprised of three full-time faculty members and offers a concentration in pre-architecture and a BFA in interior design. The BFA in Interior Design degree program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.  For more information, see the department web page:

Recently, Samford University approved the department of Interior Architecture to offer a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Masters of Architecture degrees.  The anticipated commencement of the Architecture program is Fall 2021, pending SACSCOC approval and NAAB final approval.

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s or doctoral degree in architecture (preferred); or if the graduate degree is not in architecture, a BArch undergraduate degree will be preferred from Professional design experience, successful teaching experience and NCIDQ and/or NCARB certification strongly preferred. Certification will be required if hired. Preference may be given to candidates who have significant professional work experience in the field of  architecture; proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe programs; LEED accredited professional; and relevant teaching experience including upper-level design studios.

Samford University is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and continue until January 30, 2021. To apply submit one PDF file comprising: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interest, an application for faculty position, the faculty applicant Christian mission statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In addition, the candidate should submit a link to an electronic portfolio or attach a pdf including a maximum of 20 images of both professional and/or student work examples. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.

Samford University and the School of the Arts embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community. 

All application materials must be sent in PDF format to:

Subject line:  Interior Architecture Faculty

Finalist may be required to submit additional materials at a later time.

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

For questions please contact Associate Dean Larry Thompson at or 205-726-4631.

 Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).