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Louisiana State University Professor of Interior Design, Baton Rouge, LA


Job Description:
The School of Interior Design at Louisiana State University invites applications for one full time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to scholarly productivity, teaching excellence, and service to the university and profession. Candidates are expected to develop and teach innovative design studios, core courses integrating design with specialized knowledge, and electives enriched by the candidate’s area of design or creative scholarship. The typical teaching load includes one 6 credit hour design studio and one 3 credit hour core course or elective each semester. Applicants holding a Ph.D. will have opportunities to participate in the multi-track Doctor of Design degree program in the College of Art + Design. The appointment will be effective August, 2023.
 
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal degree in Interior Design or a closely related field. Evidence of or potential for teaching effectiveness, and scholarship.

 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with at least one degree in interior design or a related discipline. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Professional Certification: NCIDQ or NCIDQ eligible.
  • Other Certifications: EDAC, LEED, WELL, and/or Fitwell.
  • A record of college-level teaching record as graduate student, instructor or above.
  • Ability to contribute to a collegial and cooperative working environment. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach and conduct research in healthcare, human behavior and performance, and/or environmental and social sustainability.
  • Professional practice experience.

More information about the School of Interior Design is available at  http://design.lsu.edu/interior-design/

 
Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Louisiana State University (LSU) is located in Baton Rouge, the state capital, and is 75 miles northwest of New Orleans. Considered one the 20 most beautiful campuses in the country, LSU is the flagship of the public higher education system in the state. LSU holds the Carnegie classification system designation as a doctoral/research extensive institution.
 
 
Additional Job Description:
The School of Interior Design offers a professional, CIDA and NASAD accredited Bachelor of Interior Design degree, and a Minor in Interior Design. A post professional, dual track Master of Interior Design is under development with an anticipated start date of fall 2023. The School of Interior Design is committed to advancing human health and wellbeing, environmental stewardship, and shaping a more diverse and inclusive environment in all aspects of teaching and learning, scholarship and service.

The College of Art & Design is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit composed of four Schools: Art, Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. The College of Art & Design’s Doctor of Design degree program in Cultural Preservation, LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and Fabrication Factory, and the School of Interior Design’s Lighting Laboratory add a growing multidisciplinary dimension to our existing degree programs. LSU is dedicated to a collaborative, globally engaged learning environment that prioritizes innovative, effective, and culturally creative practices and leadership skills.

Louisiana State University is located in South Louisiana, home to great historical traditions and diverse populations, known internationally for its music, food, historic architecture and dynamic natural environment. The campus is located in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, a rapidly growing metropolitan area of more than one million people, just an hour away from New Orleans. Louisiana State University is the largest institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. LSU is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the country by Forbes, Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Kiplinger.

 
Special Instructions:
Please provide a letter of application (cover memo) with a narrative description of your background, interests and qualifications for the position (3-page maximum). Describe courses you are qualified to teach and classes you have taught in the past, your research interests and scholarly activities, and relevant practice experience. Submissions must also include a curriculum vita (including e-mail address), the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references, and examples of teaching and scholarly/creative work. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application; however, original transcripts are required prior to hire. 

Please attach ALL documents in a single PDF under the Resume/CV section of your application.

Questions should be directed to the following:

Marsha R. Cuddeback, Chair, Search Committee
Ruth Z. McCoy Professor in Interior Design
Louisiana State University 
College of Art + Design
402 Design Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
mcuddeb@lsu.edu
225-578-8422
   
Posting Date:
December 5, 2022
   
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified)

 
Additional Position Information: 
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, next Source Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.
 

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (HR@lsu.edu).

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu.

 
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