Indiana University

Tenure Track Faculty of Comprehensive Design

Position Details:
The Comprehensive Design program at Indiana University’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, Merchandising + Design (Eskenazi School) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with an emphasis on architectural design. Candidates must demonstrate their qualifications to teach and advise undergraduate students and demonstrate their contributions and standing in design with a strong record of creative activity.

It is expected that the successful candidate will also actively participate in the design curriculum through design reviews, at the undergraduate levels, beyond their normal course offerings. IU is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The position will begin in August 2023.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching 4 courses a year (including studio courses), participating in group and individual critiques, assisting in maintaining the studio environment, providing service as needed by the area and school, and maintaining and pursuing professional and academic expertise. Studio space provided when available

Information about IU’s Comprehensive Design Program:
In the pursuit of more equitable, sustainable, and appealing built and natural environments, IU’s Comprehensive Design program offers a dynamic setting for the exchange of ideas across the fields of architecture and industrial design with a focus on human-centered design. Comprehensive Design is one of the fastest growing programs in the Eskenazi School. The Comprehensive Design area hosts a Bachelor of Science program.

The Eskenazi School ( is dedicated to a faculty composed of diverse scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will demonstrate the values we try to cultivate in our students: to be curious, collaborative, and adaptable in a global art world. Applicants are sought whose portfolios and research spans Comprehensive Design, and whose teaching will address the broad-ranging implications of this intersection in contemporary art, architecture, industrial design, and human-centered design.

We seek candidates who can provide collegial initiative in a team-based environment. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration, and the community.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts. The School of Art, Architecture, Merchandising + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

Required Qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree in Architecture or related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Two or more years of professional experience.
  • Evidence of a broad knowledge of artistic practice in architecture, and industrial design with a focus on human-centered design pedagogy including curriculum development, research methods and materials, and the philosophical and historical foundations of the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake and maintain a record of significant studio research.
  • Evidence of the willingness to work across disciplines and provide insightful and critical insight across all areas of studio-focused study that comprise the Eskenazi School.
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience at the university/College level and evidence of successful university teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include a professional experience, and a strong portfolio demonstrating various work and previous teaching experience at another institution. LEED A.P. and/or a strong experience in sustainability is preferred.

Other skills desirable could include but are not limited to; knowledge of woodshop and large metal shop tools and equipment, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, rapid prototyping and various computer-aided machining.

Salary commensurate with experience

Review of applications:
Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy, artist statement (submitted as “Other”), sample syllabus, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list (submitted as “Other 2”), one PDF containing 20 images of student work with relevant image list (submitted as “Other 3”), and names of three references and their contact information (including a current address, phone number and email address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to:
Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to:

Comp Design Search Committee, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, Fine Arts Building #130, 1201 E 7t Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7623. Email: 

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