Teaching Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture - Davis College

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Design and Community Development in West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design ( http://davis.wvu.edu/ ) in Morgantown, WV, invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in the Interior Architecture program. Appointment will begin on August 15, 2021. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits and the opportunity for promotion, though promotion is not required for continued career stability. Teaching faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and ongoing engagement in assessment-based advancement of curriculum and instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching – The faculty member may teach undergraduate courses in the following areas: Introductory Interior Architecture Studio and/or Lecture; Interior Architecture Building Systems, Technologies and Construction; Digital Design & Graphics; Advanced Studio; and Finishes, Furnishings, and Fixtures. They will also actively participate in undergraduate and graduate student advising, curriculum development, development of online course content, and the advising of student organizations.

Service – The faculty member will engage in professional outreach activities and actively participate in university, community, and professional service activities. The faculty member will participate in program and school meetings, student advising, and contribute to course, curriculum and program assessment activities. They will also contribute to CIDA accreditation activities as needed.

University and Program

West Virginia University, designated as a Research University (High Research Activity), is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 29,000 students and includes a highly regarded Medical Center and Law School http://www.wvu.edu . The University is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, within easy driving distance of major eastern metropolitan areas including NYC and Washington, DC. Morgantown – West Virginia’s fourth largest city – recently was rated No. 1 Small City in America, Best Small City in the East, and 3rd Best Small Town in the nation. These high ratings resulted from its mix of intellectual, cultural, and social amenities; university services (including medical); year-round summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities; small town warmth; and a public-school system that has been rated in the top two percentile in academic performance nationwide. The School of Design and Community Development offers the following majors: Agricultural & Extension Education, Design Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Environmental and Community Planning, and Landscape Architecture. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in Interior Design. Additional information is available at http://www.design.wvu.edu .

Qualifications :

Required: Candidates must have a terminal masters (e.g. MFA, MID, MArch). In addition, we seek evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching undergraduate students, including in courses emphasizing quantitative skills; in developing new courses; in developing, implementing and assessing innovative recruitment and advising initiatives; as well as excellent written and oral communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred: Doctorate in interior design or interior design-related field, preferred. Prefer candidates with NCIDQ certification by appointment date. In addition to the required qualifications, we desire/prefer applicants with professional design experience and proficiency in the application of digital technology to design. Proficiencies should include Revit, AutoCad, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

All required qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.


Candidates must meet standard eligibility requirements to work in the United States and have demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in English. Applicants may apply for the position at https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities and navigate to the position title listed above.

Upload the following documents for application:

1) Letter of application that discusses qualifications for the position;
2) Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught with dates;
3) A philosophy of teaching statement;
4) Letters of recommendation from three professional references;
5) A design and teaching Portfolio

Direct inquires to Peter Butler, Director of the School of Design and Community Development at peter.butler@mail.wvu.edu .

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2021.

West Virginia University is strongly committed to diversity. WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/ .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Dual Career Program

Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in WVU’s success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit dualcareer.wvu.edu and ohwpawvherc.org for more information and job postings.

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