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Visiting Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture - School of Art & Design - College of Creative Arts and Media

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Interior Design


College of Creative Arts and Media/School of Art & Design
Position Announcement
Visiting Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture

West Virginia University, School of Art and Design is seeking applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture. The position is a full time, 9-month appointment, can be renewed to three years, and will begin on August 16, 2024.


Teaching (40%)

  • Teach all levels of Interior Design courses as needed. Teaching assignment is three (3-credit hour) courses per semester.
  • Participate with all aspects of the Interior Architecture program including course development and curriculum updates.

Research (40%)

  • Continue professional and creative development sufficient to meet the expectations of a Carnegie Research 1, land-grant University.
  • The candidate will be encouraged to develop an externally funded, nationally recognized research agenda that complements existing program strengths in Interior Architecture.

Service (20%)

  • Participate in School, College, and University committee assignments as needed. Engage in professional service and student recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • May be asked to contribute to CIDA accreditation activities as needed.

  • Candidates must have a terminal masters (e.g. MFA, MID, MArch) or doctorate in interior design or interior design-related field.
  • Ability to teach BIM (Revit), rendering (Lumion), and illustration programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial and residential building codes.
  • Written and oral communication skills consistent with and complementary to the expectations of a public research university.

All required qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In addition to required qualifications, we desire applicants with professional design experience in a commercial field and experience in the application of digital technology to design.
  • In addition to the required proficiency in Revit, the successful candidate should have proficiency in AutoCad, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • NCIDQ certification preferred.
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • Experience in attracting and maintaining students in the discipline.

Date of Appointment: August 16, 2024

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin July 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION:  West Virginia University is committed to diversity; applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.  Candidates must meet standard eligibility requirements to work in the United States and have demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in English. Applicants may apply for the position at and navigate to the position title listed above.

A complete application must include:

  • A cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught;
  • A philosophy of teaching statement;
  • A research goals and achievements statement;
  • Names and contact information for 3 references that may be contacted by the search committee.

For additional information, please contact Kristina Olson, Director, School of Art and Design at or 304.293.2978.

The School of Art and Design: West Virginia University is the only state institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The various degree programs offered by the School include: BA in Art History and Museum Professions, BA in Art Therapy, BA in Game Design & Interactive Media, BFA in Art & Design, BFA in Art Education with teacher certification, BS in Design Studies, BS in Fashion, Design & Merchandising, BS Interior Architecture, MA in Art Education, MA in Game Design, MFA in Art & Design, and a graduate certificate in Therapeutic Art.

The College of Creative Arts and Media has an enrollment of over 2,000 students and consists of four professionally accredited and nationally recognized Schools of Art & Design, Media & Communications, Music, and Theatre & Dance. Each School offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees addressing such fields as the creative and performing arts, advertising and communications, arts education and scholarship, design disciplines, journalism, marketing and public relations, museum studies, the recording industry, theatre technology, and the intersection of art and health.

West Virginia University is classified as a Doctoral/Research University - Extensive and is the state's only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. The university community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity, and service to the state. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit and for more information and job postings.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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