Senior Lecturer in Interior Design
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

Senior Lecturer in Interior Design

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will submit:
  • Cover letter succinctly explaining how their experience and perspective aligns with the position requirements
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement addressing their teaching philosophy, including their view on scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) literature
  • Statement addressing an example where they have learned about inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and justice from a classroom interaction and the specific, actionable ways they have altered (or would alter) their teaching approach as a result
  • Portfolio containing evidence of expertise in design, design process, and communication of design ideas (Note: Please make indication of individual contribution to any collaborative projects presented in the portfolio.)

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Interior Design
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Location Bloomington
Position Summary
The Interior Design faculty at Indiana University Bloomington seeks a new colleague for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer faculty position in Interior Design to begin in fall 2024. We seek individuals whose perspective, experience, and/or built work advances the understanding of interior design as a human-focused, culturally contextualized, and ecologically aware discipline. We believe design unites humanity.

The Interior Design faculty is currently comprised of nine full-time colleagues and additional dedicated adjunct faculty members committed to providing insightful, engaged, contextualized, innovative, and inspiring teaching and learning. The new colleague will add a tenth full-time faculty member to support continued enrollment growth in the Program. Our faculty benefits from our diversity of experience, including strong contributions from individuals who transitioned to teaching from professional practice. The Interior Design faculty is widely recognized for pedagogical excellence, including university-level teaching awards.

The Interior Design program is situated within the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and the College of Arts & Sciences. This location contextualizes our approach to design with a rich liberal arts background and a deep, cross-disciplinary exploration of art and design. The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design (Eskenazi School) (https://eskenazi.indiana.edu/) is composed of diverse scholars and practitioners at the forefront of integrative design thinking and practice. The Eskenazi School houses six undergraduate degree programs in art, design, and merchandising, as well as graduate degree programs in art, architecture, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

Our School mission reads:

We are the nexus of art, architecture, design, and merchandising at Indiana’s flagship university—advancing research, creative activity, and education in our state and beyond. As a trans-disciplinary community of ethical leaders, we embrace the liberal arts, encourage risk-taking, inspire innovation, and fuel creativity in a complex world.
The Eskenazi School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

In examining its responsibilities, the Eskenazi School has noted: “Historically, many artists and designers…found their voice in large part through questioning or being excluded themselves by societal norms and prejudices. The Eskenazi School is, therefore, IU’s hub for fields that have consistently been at the forefront of counter culture and share a unique history for critical engagement with racism, gender and LGBTQ+ issues, economic disparities, equal rights, and other vital concerns, both urgently timely and inherently timeless. …The Eskenazi School acknowledges academia in the United States exists within a space of white privilege; and we are not an exception. The predominately white nature of our School, the creative fields, and academia is detrimental to our community as a whole. The lack of diversity not only affects those that have been continually marginalized by way of exclusion and abuse, but it also compromises the humanity, research, and teaching of all our faculty, staff, and students. Due to the undying efforts of people who continue to fight for a better society, many are waking up to the difference between how we see ourselves and how others experience us…Our privileged idea of higher education will only change if the culture and thought of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and all people, are able to thrive freely. …The Eskenazi School actively upholds diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical principles of our research, teaching, and service. We validate the voice and potential of every member of our community, strive to create a culture where difference is valued, and celebrate multiple perspectives within and beyond the School. We believe social and cultural consciousness inspires meaningful dialogue and empowers all to become influential and fulfilled citizens of the world.”

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

Position details
We expect our colleagues to be ordinary humans—just as we are—who value balancing work and life. We hope you will cherish exploration of ideas and believe passionately in design education.

Lecturer-track faculty members in the Eskenazi School share responsibility and privileges with the tenure-track faculty members in developing, guiding, and delivering the quality education we provide. The Lecturer track follows a promotion process similar to tenure-track positions (lecturer, senior lecturer, teaching professor) with emphasis on development of an excellent teaching practice, mentoring of students, and service to the school and in support of teaching.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing and maintaining professional and pedagogical expertise
  • Teaching an annual course load of five or six courses (varying by course type) during the 10-month academic year
  • Mentoring undergraduate interior design students
  • Participating in curriculum development and accreditation processes (i.e., CIDA, NASAD)
  • Participating in faculty governance at the program, school, and university levels
Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have:

  • Demonstrated ability (or potential) for excellent classroom teaching
  • Working knowledge of three-dimensional modeling software
  • NCIDQ certification (or eligibility to complete the certification prior to promotion)
  • At least one (1) degree in interior design (undergraduate or graduate), EITHER a bachelor’s degree in interior design PLUS five (or more) years of professional interiors-focused design practice (e.g., firm, in-house team, industry or manufacturing, public service, facilities management, construction management) OR a terminal degree in interior design or a relevant field by the start date of employment PLUS a minimum of three-years of professional interiors-focused practice

 

 
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach interior design studios addressing design principles and elements, contemporary design theory, emerging social issues, construction and detailing, and/or critical community engagement AND courses addressing one of the following:

  • Design processes (based in design thinking, collaborative design strategies, or design research methodologies)
  • Emerging technologies (e.g., augmented/virtual reality, digital modeling and construction, building technologies)
  • Modern and contemporary interior design history
  • Topics in interior design that challenge long-standing professional, disciplinary, and social injustices, bias, and exclusion
Department Contact for Questions
Kimberly Jones, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, Mies van der Rohe Building 321 Eagleson Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-855-2319. Email: soadhr@iu.edu
Additional Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in interior design and/or higher education
  • LEED-AP, WELL-AP, EDAC, and/or other relevant certifications
  • Engagement with professional or disciplinary organizations
Salary and Rank  
Special Instructions
Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will submit:
  • Cover letter succinctly explaining how their experience and perspective aligns with the position requirements
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement addressing their teaching philosophy, including their view on scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) literature
  • Statement addressing an example where they have learned about inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and justice from a classroom interaction and the specific, actionable ways they have altered (or would alter) their teaching approach as a result
  • Portfolio containing evidence of expertise in design, design process, and communication of design ideas (Note: Please make indication of individual contribution to any collaborative projects presented in the portfolio.)

 


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
For Best Consideration Date 01/22/2024
Expected Start Date 08/01/2024
Posting/OAA # IU-100680-2023

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. Other
  4. Other 2
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents


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