The Interior Design Program in the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) at Morgan State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track or tenured assistant professor or associate professor position effective August 2024. This is an opportunity for enthusiastic and creative applicants to join with our program's faculty, staff, and students to contribute to our thriving and inclusive learning community and to advance Morgan State's core values.
Morgan State, an Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) is located in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Morgan State's research status is R2 while it is working towards its goal of Carnegie R1 designation. As Maryland's Preeminent Public Urban Research University, Morgan State University's mission is to address the needs and challenges of the modern urban environment through intense community-level study and pioneering solutions.
The Interior Design Program, established in 2018, is young and growing and is the only program in the State of Maryland offering a 4-year degree in interior design. The program currently enrolls approximately 80 interior design majors with two full-time and several part time interior design and architecture professors serving the program's courses.
The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (INTD) is an undergraduate design degree that aims to improve the quality of life of people and their communities through the design of healthy, safe, and environmentally sound interior spaces. The program of study prepares students to be qualified professional interior designers who have the passion, knowledge, and skills to identify and analyze problems through research and to develop and apply creative solutions for issues and functions related to interior environments.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES
The primary responsibility of this faculty position is to balance teaching in our undergraduate Interior Design Program with a clear research/scholarship and service agenda. Each academic year our new assistant/associate professor is expected to teach a balance of courses, including the development and revision of curricula to meet accreditation standards and program goals. The lecture courses are general interior design undergraduate courses in the candidate's areas of specialty or interest.
Along with the teaching responsibility, our new colleague is expected to develop a robust research and scholarship agenda appropriate for the tenure-track or tenured faculty line which includes conducting and publishing high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly research/creative activities with program and school support.
New faculty are also expected to contribute their service to support the program, school, and university and also encouraged to find ways to support the profession. They will be expected to work with the program and the school furthering key strategic goals and initiatives. Applicants are expected to work collaboratively and encouraged to work across disciplines. Our program is committed to actively supporting the professional development and initiatives of new faculty, their teaching, research and scholarship, and engagement initiatives.
New faculty may be assigned other responsibilities by the school, department or program.
Morgan State University is the largest historically black college (HBCU) in Baltimore, Maryland and is Maryland's designated public urban university. Our University offers a dynamic and vibrant environment that encourages a culture of contribution and collaboration. We are always looking to expand our network of professionals who are committed to excellence and strive to provide the best environment for our students.