Assistant Professor
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The School of Design and Human Environment in the College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 9-month, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

The purpose of the position is to enhance the teaching and research/creative activity capacity of the School of Design and Human Environment.

Expectations include high-quality teaching and scholarly activities that result in Interior Design publications in leading peer-referred journals.

Faculty are expected to engage in appropriate service activities both within university and their profession.

Finally, faculty are expected to be collegial members of the School and to exhibit a code of behavior appropriate to a professional educator and academic researcher.

The School of Design and Human Environment offers undergraduate programs in Interior Design, Apparel Design, Graphic Design, and Merchandising Management and graduate degrees (MA, MS, PhD) in Design and Human Environment. The School is the only professional program in the western US to offer BS through PhD degrees in these specializations. The School has approximately 700 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. The School's research/scholarship signature research areas include: 1) design and sustainability in apparel, interior, housing, and graphic design and 2) consumer/user behavior related to the designed environments. School resources include apparel and interior design studios, computer lab, textile labs, and ethnic/historic textiles and clothing collection.

Position Duties
50% Teaching and Advising
Primary teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in Interior Design.
Direct and serve on committees of master's and doctoral students. Write comprehensive exam questions for doctoral students for whom you serve as a major professor or as a member of graduate student committees.

45% Scholarship
Maintain a research program that primarily leads to publication in leading peer-referred journal publications and presentations at professional meetings.
Other scholarly contributions may be considered.

5% Service
Service includes engaging in appropriate activities within the University and their profession, and contributing to the School of Design and Human Environment, College, and University strategic initiatives.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications
Earned terminal degree (e.g., MFA or PhD) in field appropriate to position duties.

Evidence of or potential and motivation for excellence in teaching (both undergraduate and graduate levels) and research/scholarly work.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats.

Demonstrated ability to utilize professional subject-related technology for teaching and/or scholarly work.

Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching appropriate to position duties.

Demonstrated ability to be a collegial and effective team player.

Preferred Qualifications
Teaching experience at the University level.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate in scholarly pursuits with colleagues located both locally and remotely.

Relevant professional non-academic work experience and ability to develop strong linkages with the business and design community.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only)
45% of the assigned duties are expected to lead to scholarly outcomes, primarily in leading peer-referred journal publications. Other scholarly contributions may be considered.

Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search:
Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

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Recommended Full-Time Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is:
A preferred qualification

Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Susan Ullstad at 541-737-4472 or

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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