The School of Visual and Built Environments (SVBE) in the College of Engineering & Technology at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Interior Design Program beginning fall 2021. IDE has 100 students and is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) along with the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).
The successful applicant must have the ability to teach a variety of Interior Design courses that fulfill the IDE curriculum goals and objectives; develop and maintain curriculum; participate in services to support the mission of the program, school, the university, and the community. Working with students for recruiting, advising, and supporting the student organization is important. The ability to teach lecture and studio courses will give one a mixed schedule. The candidate is expected to remain active in research and scholarly activities, including developing externally funded research programs.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the school.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week, which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students.
Attend and participate in scheduled school or college meetings and functions.
Support program recruiting and special events.
Serve on search committees for the hiring new faculty members, departmental committees, and other service committees across the college and university.
Participate in activities such as student organization events, alumni events, advisory board meetings, and commencement.
Engage in pursuits that enable one to remain current in the respective discipline.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to the growth of the body of knowledge in the respective discipline, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
An earned Ph.D. in interior design, architecture, or a related field with undergraduate or masters-level degree in interior design or architecture, or an MFA in a closely-related field.
Hold NCIDQ credentials or AIA registered architect. Hold other credentials (e.g., LEED, WELL, EBD, etc.)
The successful candidate must have effective communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to engage in excellent teaching with evidence, demonstrated ability, or potential to deliver high-quality instruction in lecture and studio courses.
Documented ability to learn and adapt to new teaching content areas and software.
Recognized knowledge of the key concepts and applications in the field of Interior Design, including design theory, human-centered design, drafting/CAD/Revit, rendering skills, sustainability/LEED, codes, environmental systems, and other design-related software/VR.
Have research potential in terms of publications in scholarly journals, conferences, and attracting external funding.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to the candidate who has experience in the following areas:
A record of successful professional and teaching experience (full or part-time).
Proven skills in directing student and/or team projects.
Variety of skills with software related to designing presentation
Community networking for student internships or studio projects
Internal Number: 12264
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.