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Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Interior Design

Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama
Salary commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023

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Samford University’s School of the Arts department of Architecture & Interior Design invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track)  position, beginning August 2023. This full-time, faculty position is a 9-month appointment, teaching interior design.

The School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, visual arts, architecture and interior design. The Department of Architecture & Interior Design is currently comprised of four full-time faculty members and offers a BFA in interior design and a 5-year accelerated Master of Architecture degree. The BFA in Interior Design degree program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and the Master of Architecture will be seeking NAAB accreditation.  New faculty will continue the success of Samford’s current Interiors program and aid in the ongoing development of the new Architecture program.

For more information, see the department web page:

Qualified candidates will be graduates of an accredited school with an earned master’s degree with specialization in interior design, interior architecture, or a closely related area.  Professional design experience, successful teaching experience, registration or licensure, and NCIDQ certification are strongly preferred. NCIDQ Certification will be required if hired. Preference may be given to candidates who have significant professional work experience in the field of interior design; proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, and rendering programs; LEED accredited or WELL certified professional; and relevant teaching experience including upper-level design studios. 

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Applications will be received beginning March 24, 2023 and continue until April 23, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately.  To apply submit one PDF file comprising of: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interest, an application for faculty position, the faculty applicant Christian mission statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In addition, the candidate should submit a link to an electronic portfolio or attach a pdf including a maximum of 20 images of both professional and/or student work examples. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon academic qualifications, professional experience, and previous academic teaching experiences. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.  Samford University and the School of the Arts embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please Submit all materials via e-mail in PDF format to:                    For Questions About the Position contact:                                                                             Dr. Charles Ford, Committee Chair

Subject: Interior Design Faculty                                                     

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

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