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Assistant/Associate Professor of Interior Design

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) invites applications for a tenure track position in the Interior Design major of the Family and Consumer Sciences program beginning on August 16, 2023. The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and College of Applied Science and Technology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a focused area of scholarship, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the University and profession, and supervising undergraduate and graduate professional practice students. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours per semester.

Additional Information

Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (

Required Qualifications

(1) Applicants must hold a terminal Master’s degree or Doctoral degree in Interior Design or closely related field. Exceptional A.B.D. candidates with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 15, 2024 will be considered.
(2) Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach courses in interior design.
(3) Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in current interior and/or architectural software systems.
(4) Applicants must also demonstrate a record of or potential for research and publication in scholarly journals in the discipline.
(5) Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

For consideration for appointment at the rank of associate professor, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarship.

Desired Qualifications

(1) Doctoral degree in Interior Design.
(2) University teaching experience, mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate students, and a record of publication in discipline-specific scholarly journals.
(3) Ability to contribute to the program regarding diversity and inclusion based on teaching or professional expertise.

Required Applicant Documents

(1) A letter of application describing experience and interest in the position;
(2) Curriculum vitae;
(3) Professional portfolio (completed projects, submissions to design competitions, and examples of student work)
(4) Three references (name, address, telephone, and email).

PLEASE NOTE:  These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial review of applications will begin on November 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Any questions regarding this position may be directed to
Dr. Sally Arnett-Hartwick

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