Interior Design Instructor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX

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Position: Full-Time Instructor in Interior Design 


The Interior Design Program at TCU invites dynamic, versatile, design-focused applicants who demonstrate strength in digital media for 2d and 3d visualization, graphic communication, and design conceptualization. Candidates must have an interest in working collaboratively and constructively with current faculty to advance the pedagogy and deliver courses that inspire students. TCU seeks candidates dedicated to excellence in teaching, service and professional development. We strive to make appointments that will bring more academic recognition to the University and support our work to create a more diverse and inclusive campus community.  TCU values diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of academic excellence in higher education.The Instructor position is promotable and is an annually renewable contract.


Qualifications:A terminal Master's degree or International equivalent in Interior Design, Architecture, or related field is required. Applicants with a soon-to-be-completed Masters may apply and must be completed prior to start date. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Teaching experience in studio instruction 

  • Work experience in Interior Design and/or Architectural-related fields

  • Industry-specific technologies 

  • NCIDQ certification


  • Teach 4 undergraduate courses in Interior Design per semester including design studios in accordance with the candidate’s area of expertise, seminar courses, and digital media for Interior Design.

  • Advise undergraduate Interior Design students 

  • Service to the Department, College, and University

  • Continued professional development


Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. The contract for this position can be renewed annually with potential for promotion to Instructor II.


Department: The Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising, part of the College of Fine Arts, employs 12 full-time faculty members (6 faculty for Fashion Merchandising, 4 for Interior Design, 1 faculty member that teaches in both programs, and 1 for Architectural Lighting Design). The CIDA-Accredited Interior Design program includes approximately 70 majors. The department is also home to the Center for Lighting Design Education, offering an Architectural Lighting Design Minor. 


The University:TCU is dedicated to an inclusive learning community and actively seeks applications from diverse candidates with the mission of creating envirnonment for the ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. TCU is a progressive, independent non-sectarian university that strongly supports freedom of expression and critical inquiry. TCU is a Category I Independent institution with a stable enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. The university offers over 100 undergraduate areas of study, 58 master’s level programs, and 25 areas of doctoral study. TCU employs 588 full-time faculty and approximately 90% hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas (population approximately 793,000), a city of rich cultural endowments including world-class museums and performing arts facilities.The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of 6.7 million peopleand is served by the DFW international airport. For the past 8 consecutive years, TCU has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 “Great Colleges to Work For”.


Application procedures:TCU only accepts online applications/documents at  Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Letter of application detailing qualifications to teach in the aforementioned areas.

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. One-page teaching philosophy inclusive of approach to design and technology instruction and ways to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia and to the larger public. 

  4. Three current, confidential professional letters of reference. Confidential letters of reference should be sent directly from the referrer to TCU Human Resources,, 817-257-7790

  5. Digital visual portfolio including examples of: (a) the applicant's graduate work (design studio), if applicable; (b) professional design work with clear citations of candidate's role in each project; and/or (c) examples of student work from courses taught at the college level. 

Review of applications will begin Monday December 3, 2018 and remain open until the position is filled. 


As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  

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