The Interior Design Program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a full-time Academic Specialist- Teacher (full-time instructor) with continuing appointment beginning in August 2019. Having been accredited since 1976, the Interior Design program is proud of its long tradition and offers a rigorous curriculum that successfully combines various aspects in design, research, services and client relationships.
This Academic Specialist is non-tenure track, full-time teaching position, continual/permanent following two successful probationary reviews at year 2 and 5. We are especially seeking candidates who have expertise in teaching interior design core courses including design fundamentals, history of interior design, interior materials and building systems, professional practice, or design studios. This position requires a 10% service responsibility to School and Program.
Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities and individuals from other underrepresented groups that can diversify the impact of the School.
Masters -Interior Design or related field
A master's degree or higher in interior design, or closely related field, is required by August 16, 2019.
A successful candidate will be expected to have experience in teaching design studios and/or history/theory courses and at least three years of professional design experience.
Active National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification or ability to achieve NCIDQ certification within 12 months of employment is required.
A successful candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to support a collegial and collaborative working environment in addition to possessing effective communication skills.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) or WELL Accredited Professional (AP) is preferred.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit
1) a cover letter,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) digital portfolio of selected examples of teaching efforts and design practice,
4) a statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the alignment between your goals and the focus of College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on excellence through diversity and inclusion, including summary of your professional experience and skills, willingness or interest in working in diverse classrooms and communities, and
5) names and contact information for three professional references. Letters are not initially required, but these individuals may be approached for additional information.
Review of application will begin on March 11, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will commence in fall 2019. All candidates for the position (posting # 557835) must apply online at http://careers.msu.edu/.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Eunsil Lee, email@example.com, 517-432-3249.
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The School of Planning, Design and Construction is leading the integration of planning, design and construction to create a sustainable built and natural environment that enriches communities, economic and family life, through leadership, entrepreneurial creativity, social responsibility, cultural relevance and environmentally sustainable planning and policy. Please refer to the Schools homepage available at: http://www.spdc.msu.edu/.
At Michigan State University’s, we do not just accept difference, we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our faculty, our staff, or students, and our community. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer that is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through attracting diverse candidates and fostering a culture of equity where everyone can reach its individual and collective goals.
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Internal Number: 557835
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