The School of Design and Community Development in West Virginia University's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design ( http://davis.wvu.edu/ ) in Morgantown, WV, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Interior Architecture program. Appointment will begin on January 2, 2022.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching - The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas: commercial design, universal design, building technologies, and/or other areas of need. They will also actively participate in undergraduate and graduate student advising, curriculum development, development of online course content, and the advising of student organizations.
Research - The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, nationally recognized research program that complements existing program strengths in interior architecture and the School of Design and Community Development.
Service - The faculty member will engage in professional outreach activities and actively participate in university, community, and professional service activities. The faculty member will participate in program and school meetings, and contribute to course, curriculum and program assessment activities. They will also contribute to CIDA accreditation activities as needed.
University and Program:
West Virginia University, designated as a Research University (High Research Activity), is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 29,000 students and includes a highly regarded Medical Center and Law School http://www.wvu.edu . The University is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, within easy driving distance of major eastern metropolitan areas including NYC and Washington, DC. Morgantown - West Virginia's fourth largest city - recently was rated No. 1 Small City in America, Best Small City in the East, and 3rd Best Small Town in the nation. These high ratings resulted from its mix of intellectual, cultural, and social amenities; university services (including medical); year-round summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities; small town warmth; and a public school system that has been rated in the top two percentile in academic performance nationwide. The School of Design and Community Development offers the following majors: Agricultural & Extension Education, Design Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Environmental and Community Planning, and Landscape Architecture. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in Interior Design. Additional information is available at http://www.design.wvu.edu .
Upload the following documents for application: 1) Letter of application that discusses qualifications for the position. 2) Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught with dates. 3) A philosophy of teaching statement. 4) A research goals and achievements statement. 5) Letters of recommendation from three professional references. 6) A Design and Teaching Portfolio.
Direct inquires to Peter Butler, Director of the School of Design and Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2021.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.