Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track): Interior Architecture

School of Art + Design



Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Interior Architecture.

San Diego State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position within its Interior Architecture program. The successful applicant will partner with the program chair to develop a vision for the curriculum that enhances its status as a center of design research.


Faculty responsibilities typically include eighteen contact hours per week. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in interior design, provide design and technological expertise, critical insight, and direct advanced undergraduate and graduate student research. Collaboration and coordination with part-time instructors is expected, as well as involvement in curriculum development. Faculty represent the School of Art and Design at community events, participate in service-oriented activities within the university community and the community-at-large, remain active in the profession and in appropriate professional organizations. Every faculty member is expected to assume a fair share of responsibility for non-classroom activities, in order to enhance the collegiality and effectiveness of the School, College, and University, and to promote the stature of SDSU in the community.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Salary commensurate with experience.


The School of Art and Design has 18 full-time faculty members and is part of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. Approximately 800 Art majors are currently enrolled in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The School offers the Bachelor’s degree in Art with emphases in studio arts and design; the Master’s and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Art with concentrations in studio arts and design; as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Art History. See for more information. San Diego State University has a current enrollment of 32,000 students.


A terminal degree in interior design or closely related discipline is required. Qualified candidates will have college-level teaching experience (including the development and delivery of new courses), and be well versed in design theory, history, and criticism. Applicants should have the experience and skills necessary to deliver courses that draw upon evidence-based design, 2D/3D visualization, green building principles (LEED etc.) and fabrication technology. They will also be expected to develop a research agenda that advances the university’s focus on community engagement and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of major built work, membership of and leadership in professional organizations, and involvement in community service projects.


Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at

Applicants should also demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. We actively seek candidates with experience working with or mentoring students from under-represented communities. Candidates should address such experience in their application cover letters.

Review of applications will begin September 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Matthew Higgins at

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU who apply for the position.