The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington seeks applicants for a Program Director in Interior Design to be hired at the rank of associate professor with tenure.
The School of Architecture is part of the multidisciplinary College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs, which is situated at the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, a metropolitan region rich in possibilities for research, creative practice, and cultural exploration. The college includes professional degree programs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and public administration, as well as PhD programs in planning and public affairs, as well as the research centers of the Digital Architecture Research Consortium and the Institute for Urban Studies. The School of Architecture recently marked its 50th year of leading in the field of architectural education and has particular strengths in design-build, digital fabrication, and community engagement.
The School of Architecture is also central to realizing the goals of the university's 2020 Strategic Plan, particularly in its emphasis on Sustainable Urban Communities (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan/). Faculty with research interests that relate to this theme especially are encouraged to apply. The School also is committed to diversifying its faculty to better represent the student body, which is among the most diverse in the country. UT Arlington is certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education and is an internationally ranked Carnegie R-1 research institution with 43,000 students on-campus and a total enrollment of 58,000.
This position will provide leadership and coordination for the CIDA-accredited Interior Design program, which grants a professional BS in interior design. With over 70 students, it is one of the fastest growing programs in the school. Candidates will be expected to teach studio and elective courses as well as provide administrative oversight for the program. All successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and service.
All candidates must have earned a professional degree in Interior Design and a Master's Degree in a related design discipline; substantial record of peer-reviewed creative practice and/or research commensurate with rank as tenured associate professor; substantial teaching experience.
Experience mentoring women and minority faculty and students; research and/or creative practice focused in an area related to Sustainable Urban Communities as defined in the university's 2020 Strategic Plan; administrative experience. National Council for Interior Design Qualification NCIDQ registration: candidates without this qualification are expected to attain it within six months of hire.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must apply online at https://uta.peopleadmin.com/. A complete application includes: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages), 3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page), 4) portfolio of professional work and/or creative activity, and 5) names and email addresses of three references.
Questions regarding this position may be directed via email to Steve Quevedo, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 7501
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.