The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the
Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for multiple
full-time tenure-track appointments at the assistant professor rank
beginning fall 2022.
Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher
education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence,
entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American
University is a single, unified institution comprising four
differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social,
cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its
research is inspired by real world application blurring the
boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU
serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona,
the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and
cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and
more than one hundred nations across the globe.
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest
comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a
combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and
located within a dynamic research university focused on
transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the
schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and
Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film
School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is
committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school
through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of
designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and
to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their
communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for
Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.
The Design School
The Design School is committed to creating inclusive spaces that
welcome and celebrate cultural diversity and decolonizing design
education. In the next several years, we are conducting faculty
searches to help us achieve this goal. We seek colleagues that can
contribute, within their design field, to Justice, Health, and
Sustainability, and work across our school’s disciplines to support
ASU’s design aspirations and mission of inclusion.
The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the
Arts at Arizona State University is the largest and most
comprehensive school for design education, with programs ranked top
20 in the nation. From programs in architecture, landscape
architecture and industrial design to interior design, urban design
and visual communication, our students master the skills and
research techniques needed for their future design professions
through innovative, transdisciplinary methods. Our mission is to
educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize
complexity and catalyze transformation for public good. By engaging
in dynamic and ongoing discourse about the future of design
education, we aim to create a school that is more relevant,
collaborative and equitable. Join us at Arizona State University
and be part of creating the next generation of design. For more
information on The Design School, visit design.asu.edu.
The Design School Interior Design Program is one of the flagship
programs in the United States, and features a strong, diverse
faculty and growing student enrollment. The Interior Design Program
offers an acclaimed, four-year undergraduate program in interior
design, accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation
(CIDA), which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Design degree. An
online minor in Interior Design History is also offered. The
professional graduate program, the Master of Interior Architecture,
is also CIDA-accredited and growing in size and impact. It also
supports two broader research programs, the Master of Science in
Design and the Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the
Arts. More information about the Interior Design Program can be
Interior Design | The Design School (asu.edu) .
The Interior Design Program seeks a colleague who will help
further the mission of ASU and The Design School. The successful
candidate is expected to actively participate in the Bachelor of
Science in Design, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of
Science in Design degree programs with faculty, staff and
stakeholders. The appointee will be expected to teach both
undergraduate and graduate-level studio courses and lecture/seminar
courses; mentor graduate student thesis projects; be an active
presence in the school and the Phoenix design community; be
involved in service to the Program and school; and pursue a
research/creative activity agenda in an area related to interior
design and/or interior architecture.
The Design School seeks candidates capable of growing dynamic
and innovative degree programs, who can help attract new students
and teach courses that support enrollment goals, increase research
expenditures through grants and/or other research funding, enhance
the diversity of the Institute, and connect and collaborate with
designers, artists, and scholars across campus and in the
community. Candidates should be dedicated to diversity, equity and
inclusion, in their teaching, service and/or research activities.
Candidates should also demonstrate and uphold standards of teaching
- An accredited bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in
interior design, interior architecture, or architecture; and a
master’s degree or international equivalent in interior design,
interior architecture, architecture or related field;
- Minimum two years of experience teaching interior
design/architecture studios and courses related to the applicant’s
area of research and/or creative activities at the university
- Demonstrated potential to develop and sustain a research agenda
capable of achieving national or international recognition in an
area that leads to an increase in the body of knowledge for
interior design and/or interior architecture;
- Demonstrated ability to instruct in multiple modalities,
including online, in-person and hybrid to both an undergraduate and
graduate audience; and
- Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in
creative activity and research, teaching and/or service.
Preference will be given to individuals with:
- Professional NCIDQ certification in interior design and/or
registration/licensure in architecture;
- Minimum of two years of professional experience in interior
design or interior architecture;
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, scholarship
and/or creative practice;
- Demonstrated experience developing skills in collaborative
design practice and empathy as a core value;
- Commitment to exploring the current and future role of interior
architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design
practices including public engagement;
- Knowledge of sustainable design materials and practices, and
demonstrated experience integrating these into curriculum and
- Stated views and values that are aligned with our mission to be
the most diverse and equitable design and arts school in the
- Research and/or creative work that lives at the intersection of
disciplines or across disciplines, either within the Institute or
- The ability to attract funding to support research or creative
- The ability to build and sustain community partnerships in
equitable, ethical, and sustainable ways.
Instructions to Apply:
- A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position,
research interests, and teaching experience.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A portfolio of personal creative work, including examples of
work by students the candidate has taught. The committee will only
review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size.
Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted;
all materials must be in PDF format.
- Contact information for four references including name, e-mail
address and telephone number.
- A statement about diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates
to your teaching and research endeavors.
All applications must be submitted electronically http://apply.interfolio.com/97820
The application deadline is January 18, 2022. Applications will
continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.
Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order
in which they were received until the position is filled. The
committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or
less in file size.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which
includes a criminal background check, verification of work history,
academic credentials, licenses and certifications.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
basis protected by law.
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