Assistant Professor, Interior Design, College of DAAP

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About the College and Department

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for a tenure-track Interior Design faculty position in the top-ranked School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The core mission of the Architecture Program at SAID is to prepare students for critical engagement with practice. The program promotes leadership, collaboration, intellectual depth, flexibility, and teamwork. The foundation of architecture education at UC remains a liberal arts education, which provides a broad basis for understanding the role of architecture within a cultural and historical context; and a professional curriculum that is enriched with elective seminars, lectures and design studios that provide opportunities to engage in travel/study programs, experimental projects, and service-learning. Students alternate these more traditional academic experiences with periods of professional experience through our landmark cooperative education program (co-op).


The Interior Design program has been named the Most Admired undergraduate interior design program by deans and department heads for the last 16 years according to Design Intelligence. The program includes the renowned cooperative education program (Co‐op) that places students in professional work environments (5 semesters for interior design) as part of the curriculum. SAID’s Co-op network includes over 500 firms across the globe. The Interior Design Program was one of the first ten programs accredited by the Foundation of Interior Design Education and Research (now CIDA) in 1974, and has held continuous accreditation since then.


SAID confers an accredited first professional graduate degree in Architecture (M Arch), an accredited professional degree in Interior Design (BSID), an undergraduate degree in Architecture (BS Arch), a post-professional degree (MS Arch) and Ph.D. degree in Architecture. There are approximately 675 students in the School and 21 full-time faculty. SAID’s top-ranked professional degree programs, as well as the BS Arch degree program, include a renowned cooperative education program (Co-op) that places students in professional work environments as part of the curriculum. 

Essential Functions

  • Full-time teaching load including design studio instruction at the undergraduate level and possibly teaching lectures/seminars in one or more other areas, as noted. This will entail developing and delivering course materials incorporating theory, practice, and practical applications in one or more of the following areas: Design Technologies (e.g., materials, millwork, furniture, lighting, acoustics, etc.); Digital Technology (e.g., interactive media, intelligent design, etc.); Adaptive Re-use (e.g., historical preservation, historic materials conservation, etc.); Universal Design; and Sustainability.
  • Candidate will be expected to integrate their research interests and/or creative work in teaching. 
  • Scholarly activity such as design research and/or creative scholarship resulting in publications, built work, exhibitions, grants, and/or participation in conferences in one’s area of expertise. 
  • Service to the department, the college, and the university such as on academic committees, (e.g., thesis and dissertation committees), and service to the greater community as a board member or through participation in advisory groups.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to the effective date of the appointment, one of the following:

  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or a related field
  • Master’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or related field

Application Process

To be considered for this position please upload:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter that includes a Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three References
  • Portfolio of Candidate Work (submit as a link or web address)


Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 92335


Assistant Professor, Interior Design, College of DAAP

Date:  Sep 16, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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