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Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Interior Design / Interior Architecture

Post Date:

January 5, 2018

University/School:

Lawrence Technological University

Location:

Southfield, MI

Description







The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at Lawrence Technological University is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Interior Design / Interior Architecture. The successful candidate should be creative and collaborative with professional experience in interiors.  The successful candidate will be expected to assume a leadership position in the Interior Design / Interior Architecture Degrees that will include defining the identity, recruiting, and strengthening industry relationships that might include automotive, lighting design, and entrepreneurship. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2018.

Qualifications
The College seeks applicants who have professional experience in interiors and a history of practice-based innovation in this area. Applicants are expected to hold a terminal degree in their discipline.  National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification required.

Successful candidates will build upon LTU’s dedication to design disciplines through an integrated, multi-disciplinary, and critical process. Collaboration with CoAD faculty and the ability to teach design students through an active, inspiring, and technologically-informed process is important for this position.

Candidates must have a clear research agenda supported by a record of professional accomplishment. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a combination of project-based studio and lecture-based teaching experience, and the ability to work with, advise, and promote a diverse student body.

College of Architecture and Design
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of design-related disciplines with emphasis on professional practice and technological innovation.  With the Interior Design and Interior Architecture programs’ recent move to the Department of Architecture, the candidate should be able to advocate for the expanded role of interior designers. CoAD is home to the MakeLab, an entrepreneurial maker space that could be leveraged to extend the possibility of digital fabrication and design/build as part of the future of professional practice. CoAD further leverages its location through the Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT) as a hub of industry-sponsored projects, research collaborations, and community outreach. With an ambitious strategic plan, CoAD expects to find ways to expand its reach, expand available technological resources, and launch new design-related degrees. Given the new strategic directions, regional opportunities, and a strong culture of mentorship, the College is great place to launch or expand one’s role in design education.

Required Application Documents

Interested candidates should e-mail a single PDF that is less than 10MB. The PDF should contain: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of three references with contact information, (4) portfolio of relevant professional, scholarly, and creative work, (5) examples of student work if applicable, and (6) statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy.  PDF should be emailed to Kate Roy at kroy@ltu.edu.

Applicants will be reviewed commencing in the spring semester and the review process will continue until the position is filled. Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2018.

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