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Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (Interior Design and Merchandising)

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Date posted
Oct 10, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (Interior Design and Merchandising)
East Carolina University
Vacancy #:  932068
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising offers undergraduate degree options in Interior Design as well as Fashion Merchandising and Consumer Studies. The Interior Design option is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the department is positioning itself to also receive accreditation from the Textile and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission (TAPAC). The unit boasts a talented and caring group of faculty, an active and committed advisory board, and passionate alumni and friends that all contribute to the successful development of well-prepared learners, important scholarship, and impactful service.

Job Location:
ECU is a part of the University of North Carolina system. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve the public, enhance student success, and transform the region. We are one of the largest universities in North Carolina, with almost 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. ECU is the only university in North Carolina with a dental school, medical school, and college of engineering and technology, recognized as a great institution nationally for cost, graduate programs, commitment to economic engagement, and a culture of care, belonging, and opportunity. Our main campus is in uptown Greenville, a rapidly expanding city and the eastern North Carolina region’s predominant health, entertainment, financial, and educational hub. The city also has an ideal location within a short distance of the Outer Banks, Raleigh, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, and Richmond, Virginia. To learn more about our home:

Job Duties        
The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising ( in the College of Health and Human Performance ( at East Carolina University (ECU) ( invites applications for two non-tenure track positions with the title of Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor. This is a fixed-term nine-month appointment, that will begin August 2024, with the possibility of starting in January 2024. The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic, open-minded, and collaborative community of educators-scholars. Yearly and multi-year appointments to be renewed contingent on performance and available funds. As a full member of the faculty body, the teaching faculty receives all the department’s benefits, including professional development and relocation assistance.

They must possess the combination of education and experiences to:

  • Teach undergraduate residential and commercial courses. Build relationships with the community, employ technology, and utilize strategies for connecting with industry. Inspire and promote rigor, student success, and social mobility. Teach a 4/4 course load in studio and lecture formats at varying levels in a combination of the following – 2-D and 3-D visualization and design Drafting and presentation software consisting of SketchUp, AutoCAD, or Revit Graphic presentations Design for wellness Interior construction and detailing Building systems and codes Professional practice Virtual reality and artificial intelligence

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience  
Four plus years of practicing experience, over 18 hours of completed relevant master-level courses and demonstrated potential for effective teaching.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education    

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in interior design, interior architecture, or related degrees, such as a Doctoral, Master of Architecture, or Science (MS) in Interior. Design Certifications or Licenses:

National Council for Interior Design Qualification (Highly Preferred) Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification National Kitchen and Bath Association US Green Building Council- LEED AP International WELL Building Institute Others as appropriate to the field

  • Industry experience Higher Education Teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicant  
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online ( in order to be considered for the position.

In addition to creating the candidate profile, candidates must submit the following materials online:

Letter of application
List of three references including contact information (References may be contacted as part of the screening process)

Three professional recommendation letters Curriculum Vitae/Resume Unofficial copies of all academic transcripts A digital portfolio will be required if selected for interview.

Required at the time of employment:


  • Two to three original letters of reference, Official transcripts, A criminal background check, Proper documentation of identity and employability are required.

Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system.


Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to:


Lee Gaylord (IDMR 932068)
1000 East 5th Street
ECU Rivers West 238
Mailstop 505
Greenville, NC 27858


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Additional Instructions to Applicant         
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.


Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #932068 to ECU Human Resources at


Eligibility for Employment          
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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