The ETSU Interior Design Program invites applicants/nominations for a Professor of Practice to meet current demand and drive future growth in the program. Ideal candidates will possess extensive professional experience, a passion for pursuing university-level teaching, and a willingness to advance the department's/program's goals. The Professor of Practice position is established to connect veteran professional leaders and practitioners with a career opportunity to transition to a university faculty position.
The position is a non-tenure track, nine-month academic appointment, 3-year term with the option of renewal starting in Aug 2024 or open until filled. The applicant should demonstrate an interest in multi-disciplinary collaboration across service and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching 3-4 courses per semester teaching include both lecture and studio type courses and be proficient in multiple CAD packages and other illustrative software. Summer teaching opportunities for additional compensation might become available.
Teaching: Standard teaching load of 3-4 courses per semester with assignments throughout the various levels and types of courses offered in the program. Courses could include but are not limited to interior history courses, textiles, design for human behavior, materials, building systems, construction fundamentals, and various types/levels of studios.
Service: Serve on committees at the college, and the departmental level. Actively participate in CIDA accreditation and other assessment processes and assist in developing and revising curricula to meet accreditation standards.
The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including:
Paid time off & leave
17 paid holidays
Health and life insurance
Access to University facilities and services and much more!
ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work individuals perform in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. Employees must be able to perform the position's essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations
Job Category: Faculty
10+ years in the Interior Design profession or an allied field (e.g. architecture, facilities management, etc.) and have a significant professional reputation.
Experience leading teams in a collaborative environment,
Must be able to work legally in the United States.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.