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Instructor of Interior Design

Employer
Seattle Pacific University
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Seattle Pacific University


Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace‐filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.


Diversity Statement


Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an exceptional and diverse community. With approximately 350 faculty and 450 staff, at the heart of our mission‐centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully. We recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation, a core theme of the gospel, and inseparable from our Christian faith. We strive to become a workplace that recruits, develops, and retains faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey as a faculty or staff member. Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and employee ongoing opportunities to deepen their capacity to serve
our increasingly diverse student body.


Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email hr@spu.edu. Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.


About the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Interior Design Program:

The Seattle Pacific University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students to address problems faced by individuals, families, and communities globally that involve food, clothing, and shelter through Christ‐centered values of love, integrity, and justice. The Family and Consumer Sciences majors include Apparel Design and Merchandising, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Interior Design, Human Development and Family Studies, and FCS Secondary Education.


SPU's Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design is a rigorous academic program that educates and trains graduates to contribute to their communities by successfully entering the industry in a broad range of positions, to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam if desired, and to progress in their field. They emerge as much more than skilled pre‐professionals. They have a reputation in the region for shining as quality individuals above and beyond standard qualifications who have both developed a strong work ethics and who value first and foremost the service and stewardship aspects of their profession.


Information about the Department and the Interior Design program can be found on the SPU website at https://spu.edu/academics/college‐of‐arts‐sciences/family‐consumer‐sciences/undergraduateprograms/
interior‐design


Job Description:

  • Non‐tenure track, .75 FTE, nine‐month appointment within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Teach undergraduate level courses (~ 26 quarter credits) that may include the foundations of interior design, professional practice in interior design, portfolio development, building construction, commercial design studio, computer programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Revit), lighting design, sustainability and materials, and universal design in housing; provide support to ID program and FCS department.

Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in interior design or related field; Ph.D. or terminal degree preferred
  • Teaching experience (applicants should show evidence of excellence in teaching)
  • NCIDQ certification and/or industry experience desired
  • Applicants who are interested in and committed to effective undergraduate student mentoring and serving students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially welcomed

Additional Information:


Salary and compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is a full‐time (.75 FTE) position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.


Application Instructions:


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with the interview process beginning August 1,
2021.

Only applications received through the online process (https://spu.edu/about‐spu/employmentat‐
spu) will be considered. The online application requires an official SPU application form and a faith statement of approximately one page and any other materials that provide candidate’s outstanding achievement or excellence in teaching or scholarship (writing example, portfolio, or design exhibition.)

Inquiries can be made to:

Dr. Sandra C. Hartje
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
206‐281‐2204
shartje@spu.edu

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