University of Kansas

Director/Associate Professor


The School of Architecture & Design (ArcD) at the University of Kansas (KU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to direct the Interior Architecture (IA) program. The newly established program in Interior Architecture is a four-year Bachelor of Science delivered by the School of Architecture & Design.

The mission of the KU Interior Architecture program is to provide an interdisciplinary education that uses human-centered design to craft the built environment. This program inspires and educates innovative interior architects with practice-based experience, design-build opportunities, and a global perspective. This unique interior architecture program focuses on equitable design, environmental consciousness, and evidence-based design supported by our award winning research institutes.

ArcD is home to resources such as a 70,000 sq. ft. building lab, award winning design-build studios, robotics, digital fabrication, and an acoustical design lab, robust study abroad programs, an Institute for Health and Wellness Design, and the Institute for Smart Cities. The School is a co-sponsor of the Kansas City Design Center founded in downtown Kansas City, MO in 1988 and located near many of Kansas City’s architecture and design firms.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

Review of applications will begin March 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be made online at and should include a letter of interest including statements on 1) teaching, 2) research / creative practice, and 3) how your work supports diversity and inclusion (1,000 word limit), a curriculum vitae, name, email address and phone number of at least three references, and a portfolio w/representative examples of teaching (student work and syllabi), scholarship, and/or creative practice work.

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status