Interior Architecture and Design Instructor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Design and Merchandising (DM) is one of eight units within the College of Health and Human Sciences, the largest of eight colleges on campus. The department attracts outstanding students in record numbers to two undergraduate majors and a Master’s degree program. There are approximately 215 Interior Architecture and Design and 300 Apparel and Merchandising majors. State-of-the-art teaching facilities including up-to-date networked computer labs, which provide faculty the opportunity for innovative teaching and research. Our Avenir Museum offers 20,000 objects in a new state-of-the-art facility.

The Interior Architecture and Design program is CIDA accredited since 1990 and leads to a Bachelor of Science. It is one of three accredited programs in the state and one of few in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Opening in January 2019, the iconic Richardson Design Center will house the interior architecture and design program. The world-class facility will serve as a nexus for design thinking on campus and in northern Colorado. Design students and faculty will have access to cutting edge technologies including wood, metal, and rapid prototyping equipment and virtual reality computer lab.

Program Features:

  • Selective advancement. Student skills are evaluated at end of freshman year with approximately forty students advancing to the second year.
  • Connection with practice. Strong links with practice in the region and nationally and internationally.
  • Internship opportunities. Interior Architecture and Design requires an internship experience for graduation.
  • Technology. Students graduate with expertise in latest software (e.g. REVIT, AUTOCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, 3DS Max) and hardware.
  • International education. Typically one third undertake interior design study abroad opportunities.
  • Study tours. Many Interior Architecture and Design students bi-annually participate in the Costa Rica and NYC Study Tours.
  • Service learning. Students in courses years 2-4 undertake real world project experiences. Students, faculty, and community partners have been recognized by CSU for exceptional achievement.

The Interior Architecture and Design Program prepares high quality, entry-level designers. Following are a few achievement indicators over a sustained period of time.

  • ASID Student Chapter won the national “Chapter of the Year,” (2015, 2016, and 2017. Finalist: 2018).
  • Kravet, Inc. Crystal Award, fabric design, sophomore student (2018).
  • Kravet, Inc. Crystal Award, area rug design, sophomore students (2017).
  • Durkan Carpet, Inc. Scholarship and Award (2018), sophomore student.
  • IDEC Student Design Competition: our undergraduate and graduate students receive top awards at IDEC regional and national student design competitions
  • CURC: a number of our undergraduate students have been awarded High Honors (top 10% in the college) from the CSU Center for Undergraduate Research (CURC) for their research-based service-learning design projects.
  • NEWH Awards. Junior students have consistently received first and second place for the Rocky Mountain Region NEWH scholarship award.
  • Remarkable number of students and recent grads have become LEED AP & Green Associate.

Tenure/Tenure Track? No % Research 0 % Teaching 90 % Service 10 % Administration 0 Open Posting Date 05/24/2018 Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/15/2018 Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 08/16/2018 Position End Date Position Summary

Applications and nominations are invited for an Interior Architecture and Design Instructor, Special Appointment, nine-month, non- tenure track position at Colorado State University; salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of a terminal Master’s degree in Interior Design or related discipline

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • At least one degree in Interior Design
  • Previous teaching experience in higher education
  • Successful practice experience in Interior Design
  • Certifications: NCIDQ, WELL, and/or LEED or EDAC certification
  • Evidence of successful teaching and learning in a design studio environment

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 6/15/2018 with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, portfolio (9MB or less OR a URL link to an online portfolio) and unofficial transcripts. Also provide within your application contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching and Mentoring Duty/Responsibility

Course content may include:

  • Space planning and graphic design communication skills at the 2nd – 4th year level
  • CAD, REVIT, Sketchup, 3D Max, and/or Adobe Creative Suite
    **Lighting design, Interior materials
  • Undergraduate advising

Percentage Of Time 90

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide service on department committees
  • Support industry outreach and service learning activities of the program.
  • Additional tasks as requested

Percentage Of Time 10