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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Interior Design/Architecture

Post Date:

December 20, 2018


University of Oklahoma


Norman, OK




Division of Interior Design & Division of Architecture

University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

The Division of Interior Design and Division of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma's Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture invite applications for a 9-month full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning in August 2019. The Divisions of Interior Design and Architecture seek candidates who share our mission to provide design education within a student-centric learning environment, emphasizing excellence in education, research and service to the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an accredited professional degree in Interior Design or Architecture with a Master's degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or closely related field
  • Ph.D. in related field OR an active NCIDQ certification or professional registration/licensure as an Interior Designer or Architect
  • Exceptional skills to successfully teach architecture and/or interior design studios, and interior design history/theory courses
  • Record of research productivity or evidence of contributing to a successful design practice
  • Demonstrated ability to support a collegial and collaborative working environment in addition to possessing effective communication and inter-personal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of peer-reviewed research, competition awards, or design awards
  • Experience with cross-disciplinary teaching and service efforts in architecture and interior design
  • Evidence of innovative teaching strategies in interior design and/or architecture studios including, but not limited to, community engagement design projects
  • Ability to successfully coordinate and lead student competitions

The successful candidate's responsibilities will include:

  • Working as a collaborative scholar and educator in concert with faculty and students in CIDA- and NAAB-accredited design programs, and to help maintain a curriculum consistent with program goals and related accreditation guidelines
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate interior design and architecture courses including history/theory courses and design studios
  • Advancing a rigorous research and/or creative activity agenda that explores opportunities for applied or theoretical research of the built environment
  • Maintaining a research agenda or creative activity that attracts students and helps mentor graduate students in the program
  • Serving on committees at the program, college, university, and professional levels, as well as being actively involved in the community

The appointment offers the following exciting opportunities for one's career path in higher education:

  • To work with inspired leadership and nationally-recognized faculty committed to creative and innovative approaches to design education
  • To contribute to an architecture program recently ranked #4 by Design Intelligence in the “Most Hired From” category
  • To develop teaching and research collaborations across the College, including with an Environmental Design and an Urban Design program, and with accredited programs of Architecture, Construction Science, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Regional & City Planning
  • To contribute to the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Planning, Design, and Construction degree

For more information about our programs, please visit and candidates are requested to submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter which highlights relevant experiences and accomplishments
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research intent
  • Digital portfolio with selected examples of teaching efforts, and research or critical practice work. Please limit the digital portfolio submission file size to less than 100MB and a max of 25 pages.
  • Full contact information from four professional references (please indicate if these are to remain confidential)
  • All application materials may be submitted online through the Interfolio website at:

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 - Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Institution known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application review will begin February 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated date for a shortlist is February 18, 2019, with interviews during the month of March. Please submit questions by email to


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