Vacancy: Interior Design Faculty

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Qatar
Reviews from January 10, 2016

The successful candidate will teach studio and theory design courses at the undergraduate level and establish and maintain a focused research program; forms liaison with the interior design industry.

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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUQatar), offering programs in art and design, is one of six schools from leading American universities and two European institutions, that have established campuses in Education City, Doha, as a result of collaborative agreements between the universities and Qatar Foundation. Each of those universities brings to Qatar educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned.
Established in 1998, VCUQatar offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and painting & printmaking, a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design. Located in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, VCUQatar is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. VCUQatar was the first campus established in Education City and has since been joined by Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Carnegie-Mellon University, Northwestern University, HEC Paris and University College London.

VCUQatar is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and interdisciplinary ways of learning.

Position Description

The ideal candidate will have proficiency in application of the design process, design graphics, building codes and accessibility standards, sustainability, specifications and drafting, rendering, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design visualization and animation software application. The successful candidate will teach studio and theory design courses at the undergraduate level and establish and maintain a focused research program; forms liaison with the interior design industry. This position will participate in program development and cooperate and collaborate with VCUQ faculty to promote the interior design program. All faculty in the interior design program contribute to a culture of learning through participation and support for the accreditation standards, faculty governance, service, student advising, other university committees as requested and performs all other duties as assigned. Opportunities for regional and international collaboration abound.

Qualifications

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree or terminal degree in interior design or closely related field is preferred. Candidates with demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research and industry experience with an established record of accomplishments in research or professional work in area of specialization is strongly preferred. Must be NCIDQ certified or indicated a willingness to become certified; Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCUQatar. Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), preferred.

Review of qualified applicants will begin January 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Application Process: Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following: Letter of interest; curriculum vitae; research statement; statement on teaching philosophy; sample syllabi and names of five references, including email and telephone contact information to the “Apply Now” link found here: http://arts.vcu.edu/jobs/interior-design-faculty/ . Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

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