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Adjunct Faculty - Interior Design

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Professional Fields, Architecture, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)

Department of Interior Design

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) Department of Interior Design is establishing a pool of applicants for possible adjunct teaching positions. This pool of applicants could be drawn upon to provide temporary staffing when needed; to provide special teaching expertise when needed; and/or to meet special programmatic needs not otherwise provided for within the program. The applicant pool will remain active until the listed closing date of the job posting.

Given these criteria, this pool will only be assessed when an adjunct opportunity arises. Possible adjunct opportunities could include teaching a course(s) in any of the areas of study offered by the Department of Interior Design. If an adjunct opportunity arises, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Adjunct faculty are expected to be thoughtful and proactive members of the Interior Design community and have a desire to work with a diverse student population in a collaborative, inclusive and learning-centered collective.

Required Qualifications:
· Terminal degree (MFA) in a related field, or BFA with additional training and/or professional experience that equates and/or parallels the artistic development expected in a terminal degree holder.
· Appropriate teaching experience and/or strong oral presentation and communication
· Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student
environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated skills and experience in one or several of the following areas of expertise:

1) Design Studio – includes teaching students the development and process of design ideas and philosophies, design principles and elements, human factors and behavior, creative problem solving, research, survey and analysis, code requirements and project development.
2) Ethics and Business for Interior Environments – able to address the professional and business practices as they relate to the interior design profession, including responsibilities, services, ethics, business and project management, and marketing.
3) Architectural Drawing – includes use of manual and computer graphic techniques to teach, among other topics: drafting, sketching, rendering, perspective drawing and model-making.
4) Design related lecture topics – topics covered in separate courses include design history, materials, and research methods.

NCIDQ certification preferred.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit application materials via the VCU Jobs website. Only electronic applications submitted via the VCU Jobs website will be accepted.

Application materials should include the following:
· Current CV or Resume
· A list of three current references including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (references will not be contacted prior to applicant’s approval)
· Portfolio of work (as applicable), visual documentation of professional work, and examples of student work, if available. If file size is problematic, include an accessible link that points to a website or cloud storage (with access instructions) to view all visual work.

Salary Range: VCUarts Standard Adjunct Rate

Position Details:

Department: School of the Arts, Department of Interior Design
Employment Type: AJ - Adjunct
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Exempt

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