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Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Interior Design & Architecture; Visual Arts & Design

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Dec 12, 2022

The Department of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Alabama invites applicants for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) program beginning in August 2023.

The program holds accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Initial review of applications will begin on January 30, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Essential job duties include: Strong commitment to excellence in teaching; Develop a strong research portfolio, which includes ongoing scholarly work that incorporates undergraduate students; Be willing to take an active role in curriculum development and program assessment; Be knowledgeable of current trends in the field; Be committed to the engagement and recruitment of students; Be willing to work as a collegial team member as well as a community resource when appropriate.   

Faculty are expected to contribute to the overall operation of the University, provide service at the Department, College, and/or University level, honor University policies and procedures, and support the University's mission by acting as an ambassador of the Interior Architecture and Design program. This position has a standard teaching load of three studio classes per semester (18 contact hours).

Education and experience requirements include: MFA or PhD in teaching disciplines of Interior Design, Interior Architecture & Design, or related field is required; Strong potential for scholarly research/creative performance, and innovative teaching in undergraduate courses is required; Teaching experience is preferred; NCIDQ certification is preferred or qualified and willing to take the exam at the time of appointment; Preference may be given to candidates who have significant professional work experience in the field of interior design; proficiency in free-hand sketching, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, and rendering programs; LEED-accredited or WELL certified professional; and relevant teaching experience including upper-level design studios; and familiarity with CIDA accreditation guidelines is preferred.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at  Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references at the time of application. In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which can be found here.

Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291.

The University of North Alabama will be closed for the Christmas holidays beginning at 4:30PM on December 16, 2022. We will re-open for business on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 8:00AM. Emails will be answered during this time, but response times may be delayed.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

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