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Lecturer in the School of Interiors

Lecturer in the School of Interiors

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time



Job Title
Lecturer in the School of Interiors


Requisition Number
FE03862


Working Title

Department Name
8N500:Sch of Interiors:Planning/Strategy/Desig


Work Location
Lexington, KY


Type of Position
Faculty


Position Time Status
Full-Time


Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track


Required Education

A professional degree in interior design or related field (BA, BS, MA, MS, M.Arch). Nationally or internationally recognized work may be considered as a substitution for a professional degree.





Required Related Experience

Evidence of design excellence as well as an awareness and understanding of issues in interior design practice and academia, including social justice and equity.



Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of students, faculty, staff, and constituencies as we grow toward a more multi-ethnic and multicultural community



A commitment to innovation through expanding anddiversifying the definition of Interior Design pedagogy and practice





Required License/Registration/Certification

NCIDQ certification or interest in obtaining certification





Job Summary

The School of Interiors in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for a Lecturer Title Series (non-tenure-eligible) faculty position, from individuals who are passionate about design education and practice and who think broadly about its capacity and application. The position is open to a wide range of specializations, including endeavors on the fringes of the field. While teaching experience in higher education is preferred, experiences not conventional to academic settings are also considered valuable. This position is a 9-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024, and initial appointment period of two (2) years to end May 15, 2026.

Job Summary

Joining the College of Design School of Interiors provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic and collaborative educator to help the school meet its mission by inspiring future design talent and promoting a culture of inclusion and equity through excellent teaching and exemplary service. In our 50th year as a program, the School of Interiors is poised for significant growth and change as we look ahead to a state-of-the-art facility, designed by world-renowned architect and MacArthur Fellow, Jeanne Gang, which we will occupy along with the rest of the College and Landscape Architecture by mid-2024. Within this context, the school aspires to improve rich academic traditions within a rigorous design curriculum through support of diverse individuals and intellectual approaches.

As a Lecturer and member of the School of Interiors faculty, the candidate will teach undergraduate studio courses and lecture/seminar courses, engage in School service commitments, and be an active presence in the school and in the design community. As a land-grant institution, university and professional service are an expectation. Applicants must also share the University of Kentucky’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at https://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/our-benefits.

Application

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue as needed until a pool of qualified candidates is established or the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Helen Turner, Director of the School of Interiors: helen.turner@uky.edu or Jennie Boyd, Faculty Resource Manager: jennie.boyd@uky.edu or (859) 257-6935. For more information about the College of Design and the University of Kentucky, please visit: https://design.uky.edu

Please apply directly to the UK Jobs system. A complete application must include and will be evaluated based on the following materials:


  • A cover letter that includes a description of the ways in which your past or current teaching, research/scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported values of diversity and inclusivity.
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume highlighting relevant academic and/or professional experience
  • Examples of teaching or professional experience, 10 page max. (Specific Request 1)


About the School of Interiors



The School of Interiors aims to create the next generation of designers who are committed to serving a range of individuals and communities with distinct voices. Acknowledging that well designed environments begin with empathy, we strive to create an authentic culture that celebrates creative and personal self-expression. As a member of the state’s flagship institution, we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion.



As the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s premier CIDA-accredited undergraduate Interior Design program, which was reviewed in 2021 and deemed in compliance with CIDA professional standards, the UK College of Design School of Interiors offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interiors: Planning, Strategy, Design as well as a two-year and a three-year Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design. Across these programs, students apply their learning to a broad range of disciplines and fields, shaped by a broad and cross-cultural understanding of how human beings dwell within the built environment. The interdisciplinary composition of the faculty, who participate in research, teaching, and practice, enables the school to fulfill the University’s Land Grant Mission by delivering exceptional design education.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of all underrepresented groups and individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.).





Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidates of interest will have the following qualifications:


  • A professional degree in interior design or related field (BA, BS, MA, MS, M.Arch). Nationally or internationally recognized work may be considered as a substitution for a professional degree.
  • An interest in obtaining NCIDQ certification or having successfully completed the exam.
  • Evidence of design excellence as well as an awareness and understanding of issues in interior design practice and academia, including social justice and equity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of students, faculty, staff, and constituencies as we grow toward a more multi-ethnic and multicultural community.
  • A commitment to innovation through expanding anddiversifying the definition of Interior Design pedagogy and practice.



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No


Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled
Yes


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.