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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

Program Director in Interior Design

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
Program Director in Interior Design
University of Texas at Arlington
Posting Number: F00117P

Job Summary

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington seeks applicants for a Program Director in Interior Design to be hired at the rank of associate professor with tenure, one of three positions to be filled for Fall 2019.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position will provide leadership and coordination for the CIDA-accredited Interior Design program, which grants a professional BS in interior design. With over 70 students, it is one of the fastest growing programs in the school. Candidates will be expected to teach studio and elective courses as well as provide administrative oversight for the program.

The School of Architecture recently marked its 50th year of leading in the field of architectural education. We now seek new faculty to help chart a course for the future. The school is part of the multidisciplinary College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, a metropolitan region rich in possibilities for research, creative practice, and cultural exploration. The college includes professional degree programs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and public administration, as well as PhD programs in planning and public affairs that provide opportunities for collaboration amongst students and faculty. The School has particular strengths in design-build, digital fabrication, and community engagement and it has strong ties to the large professional design community in both Dallas and Fort Worth. For more information please visit

The School of Architecture is also central to realizing the goals of the university's 2020 Strategic Plan, particularly in its emphasis on Sustainable Urban Communities (details of the plan can be read at Faculty with research interests that relate to this theme are particularly encouraged to apply. The School is also committed to diversifying its faculty to better represent the student body, which is among the most diverse in the country; UT Arlington is certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.

Required Qualifications

Professional degree in Interior Design; candidates must hold a graduate degree that may be in interior architecture/design, architecture, art history, or an allied field; professional NCIDQ certification; substantial record of peer-reviewed creative practice and/or research commensurate with rank as tenured associate professor; substantial teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience mentoring women and minority faculty and students; research and/or creative practice focused in an area related to Sustainable Urban Communities as defined in the university’s 2020 Strategic Plan; administrative experience.

To apply: 

To apply, applicants should go to this link and submit the following: a 1) current  curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter with clear statement of goals for research and/or creative practice, and 3) a portfolio documenting teaching, peer-reviewed research and/or creative practice.

Please direct questions to Theresa Ross, Business Operations Manager for CAPPA at

Review of applications will begin December 17 and continue until positions are filled.

Apply: Click here

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.