The School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky College of Design seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in a multidisciplinary approach to interior design. Extensive research, design, teaching experience and an understanding of curriculum focused on interiors is desired. The position is open to a broad range of specializations.
The School of Interiors is currently poised for significant growth and change as we approach our 50th year as a program. Under the College’s leadership, we are looking ahead to the planning and construction of state-of-the-art facilities, as well as a directive to expand design education through addition of new design programs that will strengthen unprecedented opportunities for growth and advancement of our program towards an outstanding future. In 2022, the School of Interiors will occupy a new building, along with the rest of the College and Landscape Architecture, designed by world-renowned architect and MacArthur Fellow, Jeanne Gang. As we embark on this new horizon, we are seeking candidates who have an agenda of scholarly research and/or creative work with commitment to professional, scholarly, and teaching excellence.
As the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s premier accredited Interior Design program, UK offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interiors: Planning, Strategy, Design and a two-year Master of Arts in Interior Design. The School of Interiors has a rich academic tradition with an open-minded setting that supports diverse intellectual approaches within a rigorous design curriculum. All faculty at the School of Interiors support the design centered curriculum by applying research, professional, and creative expertise to innovative studio, seminar, and/or lecture course offerings.
As a tenure track faculty member, candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate-level studio courses and lecture/seminar courses; mentor graduate student thesis projects, and be an active presence in the school as well as the design community by collaborating with campus and community partners. Preferred candidates for this position must hold a doctorate or terminal degree in interior design or related field. NCIDQ certification or willingness to sit for the exam is preferred. As a land-grant institution, university and professional service are an expectation.
Applicants should include the following along with application:
· Cover Letter
· Curriculum Vitae
· Specific Request 1: Samples of scholarly or creative work (10 page max)
· Specific Request 2: Examples of teaching or professional experience (10 page max)
Additionally, please provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without consent from the candidate.
The faculty assignment will begin on August 16, 2021.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Rebekah Radtke, Interim Director of the School of Interiors, at email@example.com.