The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Interior Design program with primary expertise in design and design pedagogy. Secondary expertise may be in digital techniques and/or making, building systems, sustainability, lighting and/or acoustics. Other areas of research expertise related to interior design may be considered.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Candidates will be expected to engage in an active agenda of research, scholarship and/or creative work highlighted by peer-reviewed publications and/or peer-recognized exhibitions and/or built projects. The position will require classroom and/or online teaching and conduct research and/or scholarship in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include instruction in studio, seminar, and lecture settings within the Interior Design program. The position may also involve the use of digital software such as Rhino, Revit, Adobe CC, and digital fabrication applications.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
At least one professional degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or a closely related field; A graduate degree at the Master’s level or above in Interior Design or Interior Architecture, or in another related or relevant area, or the foreign degree equivalent; Demonstrated professional and/or scholarly interest in Interior Design with expertise in design and design pedagogy, digital techniques and/or making, building systems, sustainability, lighting and/or acoustics, or other related areas; NCIDQ certificate, or satisfaction of requirements for NCIDQ exam eligibility. (https://www.cidq.org/paths)
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Special Instructions Summary:
Appointment, Rank and Salary: The position is a nine-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and negotiable. The anticipated starting date is August, 2020. Review of candidates will begin January 13, 2020. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by February 1, 2020.
Applications must include the following:
A letter of interest, with candidate profile
Name, email address, and phone number of at least three references
Portfolio w/ representative examples of teaching (student work and syllabi), scholarship, and/or creative practice work (PDF format required).
Research / Creative Practice statement
Submit all required materials as an on-line application to KSU Human Resources. To complete the process, go to: https://jobs.kent.edu/ ( Position # 997990).
For questions please contact: Mr. Ronn Daniel, [email protected], Associate Professor of Interior Design and Chair of the Search Committee.
The Interior Design program at Kent State University is an integral part of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED), dedicated to design education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing profession and world. The Interior Design program strives to exemplify design excellence and the making of interior spaces for human well-being. Our mission is to educate highly skilled and empathetic interior designers through a diverse curriculum that emphasizes research, creativity, professionalism and leadership in an era of social and technological change. This mission aligns with Kent State’s vision to “To be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.”
The CAED is a multidisciplinary college focused on the built environment. Opportunities for collaboration with undergraduate programs of architecture, architectural studies, construction management, and graduate programs in healthcare design, urban design, landscape architecture, as well a research degree in architecture and environmental design abound. The Interior Design program has 200+ undergraduate majors, a collegial and dynamic faculty including two “Most Admired Educators” by Design Intelligence. It was nationally ranked 13th for “Most Hired from Interior Design Schools”, also by Design Intelligence, and is actively developing a Master’s degree.
The CAED’s distinguished faculty, leading-edge facilities, and established programs in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Interior Design, Construction Management, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Healthcare Design, and Architecture and Environmental Design provide numerous cross-disciplinary research opportunities that are key to strategic relationships with regional industries and design practitioners. Resources include a lighting laboratory, materials library and state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab (FabLAB) that includes woodworking tools, a metal shop, CNC milling, vacuum forming, multiple robotic arms, 3D printing, laser cutting, environmental and material testing and a construction laboratory. Unique and growing international study opportunities abound and are complemented by a progressive lecture and exhibition series and campus partnerships with units including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aeronautics and Engineering, the School of Art, The Fashion School, School of Visual Communication Design, and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute.
The CAED is a cornerstone of the University’s growing commitment to Design Innovation. Its 33 full-time faculty and administrators, and over 1100 undergraduate and graduate students occupy three exciting locations: the award-winning, Manfredi-Weiss designed John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design adjacent to downtown Kent; the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Playhouse Square, Cleveland; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.
Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is a ranked public research university with high-research activity in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas. These include recent buildings and landscapes designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, Foster and Partners, James Corner, Frank Gehry, Farshid Moussavi, Laurie Olin, Stanley Saitowitz and Rafael Viñoly.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 997990
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.