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Visiting Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary: Visiting Assistant Professor in Interior Design – Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, One academic-year contract.  Start Date– August 16, 2021 

The Department of Art and Design at Purdue University is seeking a visiting assistant professor with expertise in Interior Design to teach up to four courses per semester (or equivalent) in the CIDA accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts professional degree and Master of Fine Arts Interior Design programs, from the following: Design technology and communication, graphic presentation, environmental behavior, sustainability, foundational studio instruction and to supervise TAs in teaching Introduction to Interior Design and design communication. Other duties include: advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students; review of portfolios and resumes; liaising with student and professional organizations; and serving on area committees.   

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a graduate degree (MFA, or Doctorate) in Interior Design or related field, and professional experience, or an equivalent combination of teaching and professional experience in Interior Design. At least two years of successful university-level teaching in design; an active record of creative professional work and/technical work related to the specialty;  NCIDQ certification, LEED accreditation, and/or membership in a professional design organization is preferred.

Candidates must have the ability to work in the U.S. without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

 Department: The Department of Art and Design is one of four academic units (including Theater, Dance, and Music) in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The Interior Design program  is one of seven programs in Art and Design, has approximately 100 undergraduate majors, and a three-year Master of Fine Arts program. The Department is housed in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The Interior Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. For additional information visit:

 Procedure: Candidates should submit application materials electronically via   The job requisition ID for this position is #14664.

 A complete application includes a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, online design portfolio, and names of at least three references. Purdue University’s Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

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The preferential deadline is July 15, 2021 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 A background check is required for employment in this position.

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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