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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
Sep 19, 2023

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The University of North Alabama’s College of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in interior architecture and design expected to begin in Fall of 2024. The program holds accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The essential duties of this position will include contribution to the overall operation of the University; providing service at the department, college, and/or university level(s); honoring university policies and procedures; supporting the University’s mission by acting as an ambassador of the program and department; teaching a standard teaching load of three studio classes per semester (18 contact hours); advising and mentoring students; developing a strong research portfolio which includes ongoing scholarly work that incorporates undergraduate students; taking an active role in curriculum development and program assessment; maintaining knowledge of current trends in the field; show commitment to the engagement and recruitment of students; and be willing to work as a collegial team member as well as a community resource when appropriate.

The minimum qualifications for this position include: An MFA or Ph.D. in the disciplines of interior design, interior architecture and design, or a related field is required; teaching experience is preferred; strong potential for scholarly research/creative performance, and innovative teaching methods in undergraduate courses; NCIDQ certification is preferred or willingness and ability to obtain such at the time of appointment; and familiarity with CIDA accreditation guidelines is preferred. Preference may be given to candidates that 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/or relevant teaching experience including upper-level design studios.

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 and resume at the time of application, as well as provide contact information for at least three professional/academic references.  In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement.  Details regarding the diversity statement may be found here. Transcripts for the highest degree attained are required for a complete application packet. 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 Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email 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. 

The diversity statement and transcripts must be uploaded in the application section as SUPPLEMENTAL ATTACHMENTS. The supplemental attachment link will only appear after the required attachments have been uploaded.  If you have previously worked at UNA as an adjunct and your transcripts are already on file, please email and ask that they be moved to your completed application for this position.  Applications submitted without supplemental attachments will be considered incomplete. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will result in a delayed response.

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. We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.


UNA is a regional, doctoral-level, state-assisted institution of higher education located in Florence, Alabama.  UNA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  UNA was named one of America's "Great Colleges to Work For in 2022 and 2022" by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation's premier publication for professionals in the academic world.  With an enrollment of over 10,000 students, UNA offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through four academic colleges: arts, sciences, and engineering; business and technology; education and human sciences; and nursing and health professions.  UNA is one of the most picturesque college campuses in Alabama, occupying a 140-acre pedestrian-friendly campus in Florence's historic district.  Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known collectively as the "Shoals", which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment - and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.  The University’s Athletics programs are Division I and compete within the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN). The University’s diverse faculty and staff enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package and are supported in their professional and career endeavors through encouraged participation in conferences, research opportunities, and various other types of professional development.

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