New York Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Interior Design

 

Salary min. – $75,500.00/yearly

Salary max – $100,000.00/yearly

(In compliance with local legislation as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, the annual base salary/hourly rate range for this position is listed. New York Tech considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate experience/expertise, education/training, key skills, geographic location, internal peer equity as well as market, organizational considerations and/or applicable collective bargaining agreement when extending an offer).

Overview

New York Institute of Technology’s six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide.

The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. Nearly 110,000 alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, and healthcare professionals. Together, the university’s community of doers, makers, healers, and innovators empowers graduates to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.

The School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology invites outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in Interior Design combined with interdisciplinary practices in Architecture and Digital Design. This faculty position will play a crucial role in shaping the future and continued development of the Interior Design department and the growth of its full-time faculty community. Based on our NYC campus with the possible need to serve on the Long Island campus, the position requires teaching, coordination, and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels in interior and architectural design studios as well as courses, seminars, and electives.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a track record of creative activities, and professional practice with an agenda of relevant design approaches engaging with critical social, environmental, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial perspectives crucial to the advancement of Interior Design practice. The interested applicant should be adept at constructing advanced visualizations, customary in all stages of design sequences, within the profession through their skills in compositing, rendering, lighting in rendering software, and sweetening and post-production

Responsibilities

Candidate responsibilities for a successful academic path will include teaching, research, and service. The candidate will provide comprehensive instruction, coordination, and academic collaboration throughout all Interior Design programs, with a strong integrated approach to architectural design, professional practice, history-theory, and technology sequences. Contribution to the School includes participation and leadership in curriculum development, in CIDA accreditation activities, student mentoring and advising, retention and recruitment initiatives, and service activities to the community, the School, and the Institution.

This position is intended to primarily support our CIDA-accredited Interior Design BFA program, as well as the accelerated BFA+MBA program and will also be expected to contribute to any future new Interior Design programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The long-standing Interior Design program brings together collaborations between disciplines such as Architecture, Business, and Health Professions.

Areas of emphasis include experience with Architectural Interior Design processes and projects, materials, lighting and color explorations, digital simulations, fabrication techniques, creative decision-making processes, building systems integration, and addressing qualities of the interiors interconnected to the built environment and urban strategies as they affect health, wellness, and community resilience.

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about the potential of intersections in emerging practices and technologies relevant to Interior Design, Architecture, and related fields, who promises to infuse our curricula with entrepreneurial perspectives, and who is interested in advanced technologies that inform innovative pedagogical models and the pursuit of new knowledge at the NYIT School of Architecture and Design.

The candidate will be expected to have an active role in the development of cross-disciplinary practice and business initiatives leading to the expansion of ongoing collaborations and partnerships within the institution, other universities, with the profession and the industry, nationally and internationally, contributing to NYIT’s excellence and the enhancement of NYIT’s reputation.

Qualifications:

  • Professional Master’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture (ID.MFA or M.Arch or international equivalent) or Ph.D. plus a record of accomplishments.
  • Ability to teach topical courses/seminars/electives in the area of the position description; ability to teach design studios at all levels.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, a demonstrated level of intercultural competence, and the ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Evidence of specialized research, academic, professional/creative activities, and achievements with strong and innovative, integrated design capabilities.

Highly Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in sustainable design protocols; preferred specialized certifications.
  • Experience in lighting, color, and material integration in design projects and in an academic coursework.
  • Knowledge and experience in integrated emerging digital technologies and fabrication.
  • Knowledge of Interior Design history-theory.
  • NCIDQ registration or equivalent professional licensure.
  • Evidence of professional practice in Interior Design and Architecture.
  • Previous teaching and administrative experience in Interior Design and Architecture.
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Contributions to externally funded research.

Application Materials

Applicants should submit the following in digital format (PDF):

  • Curriculum Vitae (clearly stating contributions to team projects).
  • Letter of Interest addressing the candidate’s pedagogical approach, research, and professional accomplishments.
  • Portfolio of teaching, professional, and/or research work (PDF, max 5 MB) (clearly stating contributions to team projects).
  • Name and contact information of three references.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in the Fall 2023 semester.

New York Institute of Technology offers numerous opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth and provides employees with a competitive compensation and benefits program inclusive of generous paid time off, holidays, tuition remission, and retirement plans with employer contributions.  

New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity