Assistant Professor in Interior Design #20229TTL

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Interior Design Program in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position. This is a full-time position with a nine-month academic year appointment with the possibility of summer teaching.

Texas State, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with Emerging Research status, is located in central Texas between two large metropolitan areas, Austin and San Antonio. FCS mirrors Texas State University’s value of diversity in our faculty and student body.

The Interior Design Program enrolls approximately 287 majors with seven full-time faculty members serving the program. The program is accredited through the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Graduates are qualified for careers helping others improve interior environments while expressing their own creative abilities. Texas State’s interior design students gain skills and knowledge in ideation and concept development, sketching, drafting, space planning, stylistic history, design theory, materials, building systems, life safety codes, and business practices. Graduates are academically prepared to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) examination that must be passed to register as an interior designer in Texas and many other states.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, supervising design projects and portfolio development, developing and revising curricula to meet accreditation standards; conducting and publishing high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly research/creative activities; and engaging in appropriate levels of service to the school, college, and to the profession. 

All positions are subject to availability of funds. 

Required Qualifications          

  • Earned graduate degree in interior design or related field (e.g., M.F.A., M.I.D., M.Arch., M.S., M.A.).
  • Ability to teach interior design studios and lecture classes across the program curricula. 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly activity and/or creative works.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in interior design or related field.
  • At least one degree in interior design/architecture. 
  • Previous college level teaching experience.
  • Professional experience in residential, healthcare, and/or commercial interior design practice
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification. 
  • LEEDAP or WELLAP certification, and/or professional licensure. 
  • Active participation in professional organizations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly activity and/or creative works.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to attract external funding.
  • Ability to teach using design-oriented software, such as Revit, Auto CAD, Sketch-up, 3D Studio Max, and Adobe Creative Suite. 

Application Procedures
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,  

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by October 1, 2021:

  1. current curriculum vitae;
  2. a letter of intent describing experience and fit with the position;
  3. the contact information for three references; and 
  4. in lieu of a document, a URL with a digital portfolio showcasing professional, research, and/or teaching output (Limit 10 pages).

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.