Interior Architecture Fellow, Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor

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The School of Interior Architecture invites applications for the 2019 fellowship. The full time (1.0 FTE), nine-month position, is to be awarded for two years (based on successful completion of first year) to somebody at or near the beginning of a teaching career. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Interior Architecture at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in Knoxville. The positon begins August 1, 2019 and salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture within in a highly competitive professional program attracting over 200 first year applicants across the United States. There are approximately 30-40 students in each cohort year, with the total number of students in the program equaling approximately 140. The school is located in the College of Architecture and Design with the School of Architecture, School of Landscape Architecture, School of Design (beginning in 2019), and we share the building with the School of Art. The position offers rich opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. The school is distinguished with recent national and international student and faculty awards including Highly Commended in the international 2017 Undergraduate Awards, and four consecutive years of students placing first and second in the national Gensler Scholarship. The program was reaccredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) in spring of 2018. DesignIntelligence ranked the school 11th “Most hired from” among comparable universities.

 Interior Architecture Fellow Job duties and Responsibilities 

Fellows are engaged in a fulltime position and will pursue teaching and design research, creative scholarship, or a critical project that broadens the discipline. The Fellowship also requires a presentation and exhibit of the design research. This will be a full-time, non-tenure track appointment. The fellowship recognizes outstanding design educators who link design activity and studio instruction in the discipline of interior architecture. A typical instructional assignment is 75% teaching a semester in all levels of the undergraduate interior architecture curriculum. The teaching load will be reduced by one course to 50% the final semester to allow for the final development of the project exhibition and presentation.  

Required qualifications:

  • Terminal degree and one degree in interior architecture or interior design or related discipline. 
  • The ability to instruct undergraduate interior architecture studios. 
  • “Both and” instructional integration and competency of digital and analog skills in the design studio classroom. 

Desired qualifications

  • Degree in interior design or interior architecture
  • Degrees in multiple disciplines
  • Studio based masters degree 


Designers from a range of allied design professions and disciplines who are interested in operating in an educational capacity and can demonstrate a significant engagement with interior architecture are encouraged to apply. 

Review of applications are currently under review and will continue until the position is filled.         

How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials in the form of a single PDF (not larger than 25 MB):

  • Cover letter of intent
  • Current Curriculum Vita 
  • One Page Statement of Proposed Fellowship Activity Program and Goals
  • Complete contact information for three references
  • Digital portfolio of your work

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The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


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For more information on the position please contact Liz Teston, Search Committee Chair,, 865-974-3424. 

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