Assistant Professor in Environmental and Interior Design (EDI)

Syracuse University   Syracuse , NY   Full-time     Design
Posted on October 31, 2022
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Full-Time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental and Interior Design (EDI) College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Design.

The Environmental and Interior Design program at Syracuse University, in the School of Design and College of Visual and Performing Arts, invites applications and nominations for one full-time tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in environmental and interior design topics but we especially welcome applications from candidates with a focus on design technology and interior design with an emphasis on the use of digital media and tools. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to design education and be comfortable exploring and teaching new and emerging software, hardware, and technologies.

The School of Design is interested in candidates who have developed effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups underrepresented in design broadly, and in environmental and interior design specifically. The successful candidate will work with a strong team of educators in a well-established and accredited program located in an innovative and collaborative design school, and will help create a strategic vision for innovative education as well as play an essential role in shaping the future of the program. Candidates should have a strong track record in teaching and research/scholarly activity, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We especially encourage candidates who bring robust research agendas and the ability to secure external funding for their research and creative activities. Successful candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with the Syracuse University’s Office of Research to build external funding for their research and creative activities. They will, moreover, promote the needs and aspirations of the program; help develop curriculum; contribute to accreditation efforts; teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses; participate in student advising and mentorship; conduct, publish, and disseminate research and/or creative scholarship; and foster relationships with alumni, industry and outside stakeholders.

The School of Design is an inquisitive and intelligent community of faculty and students who address issues in context. As a professionally oriented academic unit in a large research university, the School is fully committed to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal relationships with constituents who are local as well as global. With a long and distinguished history at Syracuse University, the School of Design currently offers several highly-ranked undergraduate programs, including: Industrial and Interaction Design; Environmental and Interior Design; Fashion Design; and Communications Design. The School also houses a graduate program in Museum Studies and an MFA in Design. Enrolling approximately 450 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, the School of Design occupies the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in downtown Syracuse.

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution.