Assistant/Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (Interior Design)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (Interior Design) Requisition 202000096F Rank Assistant or Associate Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and preparation.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Health Sciences Department Dept of Family and Consumer Sciences Open Date 11/04/2020 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Rebecca Finley Title

Professor of Art, Photography
Sam Houston State University
College of Arts and Media
Department of Art #418J
1741 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville, Texas 77340

Contact Phone 936-294-3418 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Health Sciences, and the Interior Design program is one of four undergraduate programs in the department. The Department invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator of Interior Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The department offers a B.S. or B.A. in Interior Design and holds accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation ( CIDA ) and National Association of Schools of Art and Design ( NASAD ).

Sam Houston State University has a diverse student population and the Department seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience working in diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Usual Duties:

Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate courses in all levels of the Interior Design program. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and the Adobe Creative Suite are a must. Membership in at least one of the following organizations: IDEC, IIDA, ASID, AIA is preferred. In addition to overseeing the program accreditation processes and reviews, the Program Coordinator duties include coordinating program assessment, updating the course catalog, mentoring students, and overseeing program curriculum development. The successful candidate will be responsible for fostering and maintaining industry relationships to help students with networking, internships, and being aware of current trends in interior design. Additional expectations include service to the department, college, and university as well as maintaining scholarly/creative activities.

Time allocation for this position is 75/25, with 75% allotted to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, research, and service; and 25% to managing the Program Coordinator duties which includes the responsibilities, as determined by CIDA, and the needs of the interior design program and department.

The position is a tenure-track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Interior Design or closely related field. At least one degree must be in interior design.

Experience Required for the Position

A minimum of three years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and minimum of 3 years professional experience is preferred. Prior leadership experience as well as participation in the CIDA accreditation process and preparation of self-study reports is also desired.

Other Requirements for the Position

Applicants must also hold NCIDQ certification. A state license and at least one of the following credentials/certifications: LEED -AP, AAHID, WELL -AP, or EDAC is preferred

Special Instructions Summary

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online and should include:

- A letter of interest for the position detailing professional and teaching experience as well as research agenda for the next 3 to 5 years.
- Curriculum Vita
- PDF sample portfolio of student and/or professional design work-Please add to Teaching Portfolio in the required documents
- Names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of Candidates will begin January 13, 2021

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Reference Contact Information
  6. Teaching Portfolio
Optional Documents

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