Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 020400 - Interior Design
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

Located in a college that includes design disciplines of Architecture, Art, Building Construction Science and Interior Design, the ID Program utilizes a core curriculum of six different four-credit, project-based studios that focus on specific project types and content areas. Based on the CIDA accredited curriculum of a mix of studio and skill based courses, the MSU ID Program seeks to create high level interior design professionals ready to begin work in the professional field of Interior Design.

Established in 1973, the ID Program's four-year curriculum is heavily focused on student career development, providing opportunities for future graduate success. BIM and other modeling technologies are significantly embedded in the curriculum. The program's location in the College of Architecture, Art and Design offers students and faculty the opportunity to collaborate with related disciplines and this cross disciplinary approach is encouraged. Currently, the program has 145 undergraduate students.

Area of Specialization:

Interior Design

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2019

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

As a faculty member in an undergraduate academic program, the successful candidate will actively engage in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum development, student advising, innovative teaching, research and interdisciplinary initiates within the College. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate skill based courses as well as teaching and incorporating areas of specialization in studio courses. Areas of expertise should include, but are not limited to: foundations and design fundamentals, beginning and advanced studio courses, detailing and construction documentation, and digital technology. Responsibilities also include pursuit of research and scholarly activities as well as university service and community outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a terminal degree PhD, MID, MFA, MA, MS or M. Arch in Interior Design, Architecture or related field. (ABDs may be considered with arrangements made at the time of hire for completing PhD within a specified time period). Candidates should also demonstrate evidence of or verified potential for establishing, a publication record, external grant procurement, university-level teaching, and communication skills in written and spoken English.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, who hold at least one degree in Interior Design, are NCIDQ certified (or are eligible to pursue certification), and have evidence of professional practice in the Interior Design field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrate a high level of communication and collegiality.
Strong commitment to curricular development.
Demonstrate a focused research agenda.
Evidence of professional practice.
Interest in developing a graduate program in Interior Design.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants must also explain in cover letter how the candidate's qualifications fit the goals of the program and requirements of the position, and (2) a statement describing the candidate's teaching philosophy (with student project examples) and approach to research and scholarship.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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