Faculty Position

Title of Position:
Assistant Professor of Interior Design/Architecture (History/Theory)

Full-time, 9-month

Interior Design/Architecture Programs, College of Architecture and the Built Environment

Candidates should possess deep subject-matter expertise in Advanced Design and History/Theory of Interior Design and working knowledge of software applications used in interior design practice.

Experience Required:
Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of professional practice and 3 years of college-level teaching experience in interior design / architecture or related field. Candidates must have experience in using digital software used in interior design and architecture practice.

Education Required:

Candidates must possess one of the following categories of acceptable academic credentials: 1) terminal combination of a professional bachelor’s and a master’s degree; 2) a terminal professional master’s degree; or 3) a doctorate. Foreign equivalents to U.S. degrees are acceptable. At least one of the candidate’s degrees must be in interior design or interior architecture. Additional degrees in a related design discipline, such as Architecture, Industrial Design, and Furniture Design, are welcomed.

Candidates must either be eligible for NCIDQ certification or in candidacy in a doctoral program at the time of hire. Long-term contract/ Tenure, as appropriate, and promotion are contingent upon attainment of NCIDQ certification or completion of the doctoral degree, respectively; attainment is necessary by the time the dossier is submitted.

For this advertised position, the contract type may be practice track or tenure track and will be awarded based on the credentials and experience of the finalist.

Uniquely-qualified candidates without the minimum academic credentials, who exemplify exceptional professional experience, critical practice or scholarship, present widely-recognized professional work, and pedagogical style compatible with Nexus Learning will be considered for a position on the practice track.


The appointed candidate will teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate Interiors programs. The primary responsibility will be to teach all aspects of a sequence of two design studios as well as lecture courses in Advanced Design and History/Theory of Interior Design. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the programs through activities such as curricular/course development, course coordination, assessment of student learning outcomes, student advising, participation in studio reviews, serving on College/ University committees, and preparation for CIDA accreditations.

Application Procedures:

By October 15, 2017, candidates should submit a) Letter of interest, b) Curriculum Vitae, c) Portfolio of Professional Work and/or Statement of Research Interest and a Sample of scholarship, d) Sample of student work from their teaching, e) Contact information for three (3) professional references.  Applicants must also complete the University’s Faculty Employment Application.

Applications may be submitted electronically or in hard copy addressed to:

Lauren Baumbach, Director
College of Architecture & the Built Environment
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA19144

Electronic copies of application may be submitted as a single PDF file to the attention of Lauren Baumbach, Director of Interior Programs (baumbachl@philau.edu).
Questions regarding the position can be directed via email to Lauren Baumbach, Director of the Interior Programs at baumbachl@philau.edu.

University and College: Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson) is a comprehensive University that offers more than 160 undergraduate and graduate professional programs in nine Colleges and three Schools.
Jefferson prepares students to be leaders at every level of their careers through our unique academic approach, Nexus Learning – active and collaborative learning that is connected to real world and infused with the liberal arts.

Starting Date:
August 2018

Posting Date:
August 2017

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.