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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Interior Design (Open Rank)

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Interior Design (Open Rank)

College/School/Unit: School of Architecture
Posted: Oct 29, 2021
Apply By: Open until filled


The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Professor of Interior Design with the appointment starting in the fall of 2022. The successful candidate's rank will be determined based on their current academic position and experience.

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most highly regarded public universities in the United States. The School of Architecture offers professionally accredited and post-professional degree programs in Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning, in addition to post-professional and research degree programs in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, and Urban Design. The Interior Design Program offers CIDA-accredited professional degrees at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a graduate research-oriented post-professional degree.

As the 11th most populous city in the US and rapidly expanding, Austin is a thriving, culturally vibrant community with rich natural environs. It is centrally located in the growing megaregion of Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio and capitalizes on the rich borderland culture between Mexico and the United States. The city's fast transformation provides opportunities and resources for professional education while also enabling students to gain a broader view of their field in relation to contemporary, local, and global challenges to the built environment.


Candidates are expected to hold, at a minimum, a terminal professional or academic degree in interior design or an allied field such as architecture or interior architecture. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one interior design degree. NCIDQ certification is required within three years of the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will articulate their future research and scholarly trajectory and their plans for contributing to the advancement of the field.

The Interior Design Program seeks candidates whose work and experience offer inspiring, and innovative perspectives on relevant discipline-specific issues through research, scholarship, critical practice, and pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to the school's vibrant studio culture, teach required and elective courses in their area of expertise, and engage with interdisciplinary opportunities available at the school, the university, the city, and beyond.

The Interior Design Program acknowledges that design is a multi-faceted endeavor with tangible consequences for society and the planet, and that its research and teaching must evolve along with the diverse constituencies that it serves. The School of Architecture benefits from strong international collaborations and welcomes national and international applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that will enrich its disciplines. The University of Texas at Austin is an inclusive environment, in which individuals of all races, ethnicities, ancestries, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, disabilities, and marital, parental, or veteran statuses enjoy equal opportunities for education, employment, advancement, recognition, compensation, and satisfaction.

Application Instructions

Application review will begin December 15, and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials through Interfolio.
  1. A current CV;
  2. A statement of interest describing the candidate's research objectives, teaching philosophy and overall academic trajectory;
  3. A PDF portfolio of creative work, written scholarship, and student work if available (up to 20 MB in size);
  4. Contact information for three references.

Contact for questions:

Associate Professor Nerea Feliz Arrizabalaga
Search Committee Chair

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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