University of Arkansas

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)


The University of Arkansas is now accepting applications for the positions of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Visiting Assistant Professor (1-3 years). 

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, pursuing peer-reviewed scholarly and creative inquiry, and providing service to the department, school, university, and community are foundational expectations. The standard tenure-track faculty workload is 65% teaching, 25% research, scholarship or creative activity and 10% service. The typical tenure-track faculty teaching assignment is one studio and one lecture/seminar per semester. This Assistant Professor will lead studio and classroom instruction, create curriculum material, construct syllabi, assess student knowledge and skills, advise students, and provide other scholastic achievement guidance.

Minimum Qualifications
Terminal graduate degree in interior design/interior architecture, or design-related discipline conferred by the start of employment
An active or developing research, scholarship or creative activity agenda (for a tenure-track position)
Excellent body of creative design work
Demonstrated excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated success working collaboratively
Demonstrated commitment to the interior design profession and education

Preferred Qualifications
One or more degrees in interior design / interior architecture
NCIDQ certification (or the ability to complete the exam prior to tenure)
Demonstrated ability to employ current best teaching practices leading studios and lectures/seminars
Demonstrated ability to address issues of contemporary design-inquiry teaching studios and lectures/seminars
Demonstrated ability to teach digitally integrated and comprehensive design studios
Demonstrated ability and desire to advocate for interior design education and professional practice
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the School’s post-professional degree concentrations
Success working in multidisciplinary teaching teams and/or design practice
Professional practice experience designing interior space
Note: Uniquely qualified candidates with strength in areas other than those listed as “preferred”, and ABD candidates, will be considered

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The University of Arkansas is committed to having faculty and staff that reflect the diversity of our state and nation. Embracing diversity supports the university’s mission of enhancing the learning of our students and better preparing them to engage an increasingly diverse and global community. The Fay Jones School and the Department of Interior Design actively seek and invite underrepresented individuals to apply for these two positions.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.