Assistant Professor of Interior Design

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Fayetteville, AR, USLocation:
Tue, Mar 22 '22Posted on:

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening. If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the Disability Accommodations | OEOC | University of Arkansas ( : Request an Accommodation. Appli­cants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 479.575.5351.


Interior Design

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Summary of Job Duties:

Assistant Professor of Interior Design (tenure-track) University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture+ Design, Department of Interior Design The Department of Interior Design at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, University of Arkansas, seeks an individual interested in leading innovative and transdisciplinary approaches to teaching, scholarship, history and theory, emerging technologies, multimodal design strategies and/or social equity through design. The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of faculty in a department growing in stature and national recognition to forge a diverse culture of thinking and making within the existing professional undergraduate curriculum. In addition, resources are available to support the new faculty member's research, creative scholarship and/or creative practice. The Fay Jones School's emphasis on collaborative design education is aimed at preparing students to address contemporary challenges and issues of imperative value to the state, nation and world. The school has diverse resources available in its award-winning building and state-of-the-art fabrication facilities. The U of A Community Design Center, the U of A Resiliency Center, Garvan Woodland Gardens, and the Anthony Center for Design and Materials Innovation by the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Grafton Architects, provide for a range of teaching and scholarship activities. There also are opportunities to take advantage of the School's external relationships with institutions and programs such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Momentary, and the Walton Arts Center. The school has initiated a Master of Design Studies program with concentrations in Resiliency Design, Retail and Hospitality Design, and Integrated Wood Design. Additional concentrations in Preservation Design, and Wellness Design are in the approval stage. Successful candidates may have demonstrated ability to contribute to these post-professional degree concentrations. We, the faculty and staff of the Fay Jones School, are committed to having faculty, staff, and a student body that reflects the diversity of the state and nation. We understand we can only fulfill our mission in education to the state and nation by working towards this goal. Our school's community is actively engaged in the transversal planning and implementation of multiple actions in the cause of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design and the Department of Interior Design actively seek and invite underrepresented individuals to apply for this position. Please refer to our website for more information. Interested candidates are invited to submit their qualifications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Individuals with a wide and varied range of design practices, research/creative interests, and/or professional experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications:

·         Terminal graduate degree in interior design / interior architecture, or design-related discipline

·         An active or developing research, scholarship or creative activity agenda

·         Excellent body of creative design work

·         Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills

·         Demonstrated success working collaboratively

·         Demonstrated commitment to the interior design profession and discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

·         One or more degrees in interior design / interior architecture

·         Demonstrated ability to employ current best teaching practices leading studios and lectures/seminars

·         Ability to address issues of contemporary design-inquiry teaching studios and lectures/seminars

·         Record of peer-reviewed publications, creative scholarship, and/or critical practice

·         Ability to teach digitally integrated and comprehensive design studios

·         Ability to contribute to the School’s post-professional degree concentrations

·         Desire to advocate for interior design education and professional practice

·         Success working in multidisciplinary teaching teams and/or design practice

·         NCIDQ certification (or the ability to complete the exam prior to tenure)

Note: Uniquely qualified candidates with strength in areas other than those listed as “preferred”, and ABD candidates, will be considered.

Additional Information:

To be considered, Candidates should submit a cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vita, a list of three professional references (name, title, email address and contact number), and a uploaded portfolio in box.

Completed applications received by April 11, 2022, will be assured full consideration. Applications received after this date will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Portfolios will be collected through

Once you complete your application, you will receive an email in one to two business days with a link to upload your portfolio materials to For questions or assistance with uploading your materials, please contact Human Resources at (479) 575-5351.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Jennifer Webb, Associate Professor of Interior Design,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjob...  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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