Adjunct Faculty for Interior Architecture

Chatham University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2023

Adjunct Faculty for Interior Architecture

Chatham University welcomes applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty for our Interior Architecture program.

We are looking for this position to contribute to course development, research and project development, and student mentorship. Faculty for the program will be expected to work with faculty from other departments and industry partners to explore expanded applications for interior design.

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is an all-gender institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. The Interior Architecture Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and feature two CIDA accredited programs.

Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies. Our Interior Architecture programs feature a well-rounded design education that features three pillars of focus: Sustainability, Social Justice and Universal Design.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at: .

Position Summary:

This adjunct position is in the field of interior design, with opportunities for teaching undergraduate and graduate students. There are potential opportunities for remote, synchronous course delivery. A candidate interested in remote teaching should have a minimum of 2 years of experience teaching in hybrid/remote or synchronous virtual formats.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is primary responsibility is teaching. It is expected that the candidate contributes to the CIDA accreditation process including archiving student work.

Candidate will assess student learning outcome achievement and incorporate results into discipline appropriate course planning and professional development activities.

Candidates with a combination of academic and practical experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Frequently, this position will work with other Interior Architecture faculty to provide IT consultation and collaboration.

In this role, you are expected to participate in departmental meetings and university trainings for adjunct faculty.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Master's degree or PhD is required. CIDA/FIDER accredited interior design degree, or NAAB accredited architecture degree.
  • Robust scholarly agenda and publications or healthy, active interior design practice.
  • A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively and collaboratively work on a team.
  • A successful candidate is expected to have at least 3 years' experience in teaching design studios and/or core interior design courses and/or at least 4 years of professional interior design or architecture experience.
  • A successful candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to support and contribute to a collegial and collaborative working environment in addition to possessing effective communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, and Microsoft Office programs.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Active National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification
  • Professional portfolio
  • Experience with Healthcare design
  • Experience with Human-Centered design
  • Experience with immersive technologies
  • Experience with graphic design and associated software and applying them to interior design
How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via (direct link is ) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:
  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
All application materials should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Review of applications is ongoing. Vacancies will be filled as needed.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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