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Faculty Position in Interior Design

Post Date:

October 10, 2017


Texas Christian University


Fort Worth, TX


Application Deadline: Application review will begin October 31st and will continue until the position is filled.

The Interior Design Program at TCU invites dynamic, versatile, design-focused applicants who demonstrate strength in digital media for 2d and 3d visualization, graphic communication, and design conceptualization. Candidates must have an interest in working collaboratively and constructively with current faculty to advance the pedagogy and deliver courses that inspire students. TCU seeks candidates dedicated to excellence in teaching, service and professional development. We strive to make appointments that will bring more academic recognition to the University and support our work to create a more diverse and inclusive campus community. TCU values diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of academic excellence in higher education. The Instructor position is promotable and is an annually renewable contract.

Qualifications: A terminal Master's degree or International equivalent in Interior Design, Architecture, or related field is required. Applicants with soon-to-be-completed Masters may apply and must be completed prior to start date.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Provide evidence of teaching experience, for example in studio instruction illustrated through a visual portfolio of student work or evidence of teaching in an academic or professional setting.
  • Provide evidence of work experience in Interior Design and/or Architectural related fields, particularly stength of design practice illustrated through a visual portfolio of professional work.
  • Provide evidence of use of industry-specific technologies which may include but are not limited to Revit, AutoCAD, the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and rendering/visualization software.


  • Teach 4 undergraduate courses in Interior Design per semester including design studio and seminar courses.
  • Courses to be taught will include: Digital Media for Interior Design (focus upon Revit and digital rendering) and design studios.
  • Courses to be taught may include: Construction Documentation.
  • Advise undergraduate Interior Design students
  • Service to the Department, College, and University
  • Continued professional development
  • If not NCIDQ, the candidate will sit for the NCIDQ exam by 2020; time and resources to prepare for the exam will be provided by TCU

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Department: The Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising, part of the College of Fine Arts, employs 11 full-time faculty members (5 faculty for Interior Design and 6 faculty for Fashion Merchandising). The Interior Design faculty instructs approximately 70 majors. The department is also home to the Center for Lighting Design Education, offering an Architectural Lighting Design Minor.

The University: For the past 7 consecutive years, TCU has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For”. TCU is a progressive, independent non-sectarian university that strongly supports freedom of expression and critical inquiry. TCU is a Category I Independent institution with a stable enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. The university offers 113 undergraduate areas of study, 56 master's level programs, and 25 areas of doctoral study. TCU employs 588 full-time faculty and approximately 90% hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas (population approximately 793,000), a city of rich cultural endowments including world-class museums and performing arts facilities. The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of 6.7 million people and is served by the DFW international airport. TCU is one of The Chronicleof Higher Education's 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For”.

Application procedures: TCU only accepts online applications/documents at Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Letter of application detailing qualifications to teach in the aforementioned areas.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One-page teaching philosophy inclusive of approach to design and technology instruction.
  4. Three current, confidential professional letters of reference. Confidential letters of reference should be sent directly from the referrer to TCU Human Resources, 817-257-7790
  5. Digital visual portfolio including examples of: (a) the applicant's graduate work (design studio), if applicable; (b) professional design work with clear citations of candidate's role in each project; and (c) examples of student work from courses taught at the college level.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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