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Michael Graves College
Assistant/Associate Professor, 10 Months
Interior Design - to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses within the professional Interior Design program with experience in one or more of the following areas: spatial planning; 3D representation and technologies; occupant experience; furniture history and design; and knowledge of sustainability. Candidate will teach at the Union campus and non-teaching hours will be devoted to advising and providing other support services to students, primarily career mentorship and placement. The ideal candidate will contribute intellectually to the formation of this professional program by developing research and/or creative scholarship that may include refereed publications, competitive creative work, scholarly presentations and grantsmanship appropriate to an assistant academic level; participate in innovative teaching and curriculum development; and actively engage in professional organizations.
Qualifications: MFA or Master’s degree in Interior Design or a related field is required. Membership in IDEC, IIDA and/or ASID preferred, as well as NCIDQ certification or active Certified Interior Designer (C.I.D.) status.
This is a ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective for the Fall 2023 semester. Teaching assignments may be assigned at any of Kean’s New Jersey locations - Union, Ocean, Princeton, Skylands or for Kean Online and may include day, evening and weekend courses. The primary location for this position is at the Union campus.
All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Proficiency in a Learning Management System is required, consistent with University guidelines.
Please submit cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
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