Job ID: 237990

Temporary Assistant Professor, School of Interiors

University of Kentucky

  • Jun. 20, 2024
  • Temporary Assistant Professor, School of Interiors
  • 8N500:Sch of Interiors:Planning/Strategy/Desig
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Design - Interior Design
The School of Interiors in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for a Temporary Assistant Professor (non-tenure-eligible), from individuals who are passionate about design education and practice and who think broadly about its capacity and application. The position is open to a wide range of specializations, including endeavors on the fringes of the field. While teaching experience in higher education is preferred, experiences not conventional to academic settings are also considered valuable. This position is a 9-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024, and an initial appointment period of one year to end May 15, 2025.

Job Summary: Joining the College of Design School of Interiors provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic and collaborative educator to help the school meet its mission by inspiring future design talent and promoting a culture of inclusion and equity through excellent teaching, scholarly research and/or creative work, as well as exemplary service. With over 50 years as a program, the School of Interiors is poised for significant growth and change as we occupy a state-of-the-art facility, designed by world-renowned architect and MacArthur Fellow, Jeanne Gang, along with the rest of the College of Design and Landscape Architecture. Within this context, the school aspires to improve rich academic traditions within a rigorous design curriculum through support of diverse individuals and intellectual approaches.

Applicants need to be strongly grounded in knowledge of the interior design profession. Ideal candidates should be qualified and able to teach any level of undergraduate design studio, as well as a combination of two or more of the following courses: design communications, design professions, systems, and/or undergraduate special topic elective(s). This is a teaching position with no expectation of research, but candidates will contribute to committee service activities of the School of Interiors.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue as needed until a pool of qualified candidates is established or the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Helen Turner, Director of the School of Interiors: or Jennie Boyd, Faculty Resource Manager: or (859) 257-6935. For more information about the College of Design and the University of Kentucky, please visit:

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