The Interior Design program of the Antoinette Westphal College at
Drexel University invites applications for a 9-month tenure track
position teaching in the core curriculum of the Interiors Program
beginning September 1, 2024. We seek an energetic individual with a
demonstrated record of innovative, diverse and inclusive teaching,
critical design inquiry, and transdisciplinary collaboration. The
ideal candidate should be capable of teaching, innovating,
organizing, and coordinating a range of undergraduate and graduate
courses across the curriculum and at various levels. Candidates
should demonstrate a commitment to diverse and inclusive teaching
and an emerging research agenda. The successful candidate will
enhance the program’s existing academic strengths, be
future-oriented, and have strong content knowledge of what is
required for emerging designers in professional practice.
We seek a talented teacher and/or practicing professional to
contribute and participate in the advancement of initiatives that
align with our College and University strategic plan including, but
not limited to, anti-racism/racial justice, decolonizing and
diversifying design and academia, sustainability and climate
resilience, future technology, health & wellness, and
Drexel’s Interiors Programs offer an undergraduate and two graduate
degrees that are nationally ranked. Both our undergraduate and
first professional graduate degrees are CIDA-accredited. The
program maintains a prominent position within the academic and
professional worlds, and is characterized by a focus on human
experience, community and civic engagement, novel exploration of
material and form, commitment to a sustainable future, and rigorous
The program benefits from its prime location in Philadelphia, a
UNESCO World Heritage city, and a culturally sophisticated and
highly diverse metro area that is among the largest in the nation.
Located in the strikingly renovated URBN Center, the program has
dedicated studio spaces, making labs, a materials resource library,
and shares facilities and faculty with allied Antoinette Westphal
College programs including art history, visual arts, graphic
design, product design, fashion design, digital media, game design
and virtual production, and many others.
- Demonstrated inclusive and diverse teaching of a combination of
interior design studios, seminars, and lecture courses at both
undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Collaborating with faculty in the department to develop and
implement effective, innovative, diverse, anti-racist and inclusive
teaching practices and curriculum development.
- Service to the Department, the College, the University, and to
the profession as assigned by the Department Head.
- Collaborations with other design disciplines; maintain
familiarity with industry standards and professional
- Engagement and support of students beyond classroom
- Demonstrated research, scholarship, creative work (RSC) toward
- Demonstrated teaching ability and a collaborative, creative
approach to design pedagogy.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design/Interior
Architecture or related field
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
- NCIDQ certification or eligibility within the next five
- Professional certifications such as LEED, WELL, Fitwell, or
other design standards
- Membership in professional organizations such as ASID, IIDA,
- Professional degree in Interior Design.
- Typically sitting at a desk/table
- Typically standing, walking
- University City – Philadelphia, PA
This is a full-time Faculty position classified as Exempt. The
offered salary is dependent upon internal equity and the successful
candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.
For information on our benefits offerings please review the
Full-Time Faculty Benefit Fact Sheet
Special Instructions to the Applicant
In addition to your CV/resume and cover letter, candidates must
submit the following:
- Statement articulating the specific expertise they anticipate
contributing to the program. We are particularly interested in
areas below, but open to others:
- Digital technologies (in areas such as AI, Metaverse, virtual
reality, augmented reality, etc.)
- Expertise/engagement with indigenous design and/or non-European
- Design equity and social justice
- Design philosophy
- Teaching philosophy
- Brief statement articulating your commitment to inclusion,
diversity, equity, and anti-racism (IDEA) and decolonizing design
to include 1) the candidate’s values and commitment to IDEA and
decolonizing and diversifying design and its curriculum, 2)
candidate’s experiences working with diverse populations (students,
colleagues, communities, etc.), and/or 3) the contributions they
anticipate making to advance IDEA and decolonize academia at Drexel
- Portfolio demonstrating the candidate’s expertise for the
position, including professional and student work, submitted in PDF
format (not to exceed 20 pages)
- Three professional or academic references, with position and
contact information who can attest to your qualifications.
(References will be contacted for short listed
candidates/candidates invited for on campus interview).
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is
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