Assistant Professor
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

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Faculty Position Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture, Design + History/Theory

The Interior Architecture Program seeks a creative and innovative faculty member for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins September 2013.

Teaching : We are seeking candidates who are excellent designers and studio instructors and who have a demonstrated ability to teach interior design history and theory, design studios and subject-area courses. Candidates are required to teach design studios and history of interior design survey courses along with developing topical theory-based seminars or courses. The normal teaching assignment is five courses per academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring quarter system).

Research and Creative Work : Candidates are expected to pursue a well-defined research and/or creative practice agenda with a commitment to sustained inquiry into emerging issues in the field.

General : Candidates are expected to demonstrate the promise of working within the university community, participating in the development of the architectural program with service on at least one administrative committee a year, advising graduates and undergraduates and connecting with the professional community.


1. Candidates must hold one degree in interior architecture/interior design (graduate or undergraduate). An advanced degree in interior architecture, interior design, architecture or an allied field is required. A PhD is preferred with research related to interior design history and theory.

2. Candidates must have potential to engage in integrative, scholarly work and to disseminate the results.

3. Previous exemplary teaching experience is desired.

4. Preference is given to candidates who are NCIDQ certified or who qualify for certification.

Applications must include the following:
1. a curriculum vitae,

2. a narrative, 1-2 page description of the candidate’s background, interests, relevant qualifications, and intentions in seeking this position. Include a discussion of views about teaching and plans for research/creative practice,

3. a portfolio (20 page maximum, one hard copy and a PDF on a CD) that includes representative professional/scholarly work, evidence of design capability, and examples of teaching activity or potential (include syllabi, project descriptions and student work from prior teaching as well as suggested descriptions for courses the candidate is interested in developing),

4. three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Complete applications and/or inquires should be addressed to:
Nancy McNaught

Faculty Search Committee

Department of Architecture

1206 University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon 97403-1206


Review of initial applications will begin on January 7, 2013 and will continue until the best available candidates are identified.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We invite candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.