The Department of Art, Design and Letters at Converse University invites applications for a full time, assistant professor position to begin in Fall 2024.
The candidate will teach courses in the area of Interior Design and other Departmental courses as needed, advise undergraduate students of Interior Design, assist in recruitment activities, assist in program assessment activities, and when requested teach First Year Seminar and Interdisciplinary Courses. The candidate will serve on Department, School of the Arts, and University committees and provide service at the Department, School, and University levels as appropriate.
Qualifications must include a Master's Degree in Interior Design or a closely related field from an accredited institution (either the undergraduate or the graduate degree must be in Interior Design), college level teaching experience, and practice experience. NCIDQ certification is required for applying for tenure.
Professional knowledge must include design theories, programming, residential and commercial design, building regulations and product standards, human factors, environmental psychology, universal design, sustainable design, lighting, building systems, and CIDA's Standards.
Skills required are sketching, drafting, presentation graphics, and the use of design software. Preference will be given to candidates able to use and teach AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, InDesign, and Photoshop. The successful candidate will have an interest in sponsoring study travel, continue to improve their design and technical knowledge, maintain a membership in a professional organization, develop beneficial relationships with regional practitioners and industry members, and work well within a creative and collaborative environment dedicated to a culture of learning and social responsibility.
The Department of Art, Design and Letters is located within the School of the Arts and is comprised of exceptional multi-disciplined programs in art and interior design. Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), it is housed in the Milliken Fine Arts Building. At 30,000 square feet, there are designated classrooms in ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital media, painting and drawing, and interior design.
Converse University is a private, coed liberal arts university. We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, Spartanburg is a city full of exciting attractions, beautiful scenery, historically significant sites, seven colleges and friendly people. Spartanburg is South Carolina's melting pot, mixing Southern culture and hospitality with traditions and cultures of other countries. Spartanburg's ideal proximity to the North Carolina mountains, the South Carolina coast, and major cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte make Spartanburg an attractive place to live.
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.
Applicants must submit the following documentation:
- College Application
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy; applicants should share their experience with, record of, or interest in supporting today's new majority students.
- Digital portfolio demonstrating personal research, creative activities, and professional practice (10-15)
- Digital portfolio of student work (10-14)
- Names and contact information of 3 references. Candidates invited to interview will be required to provide three current letters of reference when contacted.
All materials, excluding the application, should be saved in one PDF file and loaded to the application site.
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