The Interior Design Program at the University of Nebraska Kearney is seeking a passionate, team-oriented candidate. The program has recently undergone a positive transition to a non-hierarchical, collective working culture with a lot of momentum towards collegiality, creativity, experiential learning opportunities, and collaboration. The candidate will be instrumental in the accreditation processes (both CIDA and NKBA), development and implementation of new curriculum, recruitment & retention, and innovative future thinking.
The Interior Design program at UNK is a comprehensive B.S. program providing coursework in commercial and residential interior design. We boast small class sizes and strong one-on-one relationships with our students. Our current goals include creating and maintaining high standards across the entire curriculum, growing the program as a whole, equipping our students to compete nationally and internationally, providing the most current and up-to-date information to our students, engaging within the profession to give the students as many experiential learning opportunities as possible, and helping our students to become informed, empathetic, and hard-working citizens and interior designers.
Responsibilities: The responsibilities of this position are to teach undergraduate interior design courses in a variety of studio and lecture-based settings. Possibilities of courses include but are not limited to Lighting Design, Residential Studio, Materials, Furniture and Finishes, Professional Practice, Technology, Evidence Based Design, and Codes & Standards. There is an expectation for active educational or professional organization membership in relevant allied organizations such as ASID, IIDA, NEWH, USGBC, IDEC, etc. This position will have student advising responsibilities, scholarly research/creative scholarship requirements, as well as Departmental/College/University Committee responsibilities.
Required and Preferred Qualifications:
Required: Tenure-track position has a minimum of a terminal master's degree in Interior Design or closely related field, with evidence of ability to engage in research
Proficiency in Autodesk, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up and other design related software.
Ability to teach at all levels of curriculum across diverse course list.
Commitment, optimism, cooperation, leadership, and passion for design.
Preferred: NCIDQ certification or progress toward
LEED certification or demonstrated interest in acquiring
CKE/CBE or CKD/CBD Certification
Professional experience in residential design specializing in kitchens and baths
Prior teaching experience.
Professional experience of at least 3 years.