Instructor in Interior Design with an Emphasis in Technology

Faculty Position in Interior Design

Department of Interior Design and Merchandising

College of Fine Arts

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Start Date: August 2017


Position:  Instructor in Interior Design with emphasis in Technology

The Interior Design Program at TCU invites dynamic, versatile, design-focused applicants who demonstrate strength in industry-specific technologies, design process and conceptualization. TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community. Candidates must have an interest in working collaboratively and constructively with current faculty to advance the pedagogy and deliver courses that inspire students.

Qualifications: A terminal Master's degree or International equivalent in Interior Design or Architecture is required. Applicants with soon-to-be-completed Masters may apply and must be completed prior to start date. Required: In compliance with CIDA accreditation standards: NCIDQ certification or candidate must be currently eligibile to sit for all sections of the exam per NCIDQ requirements. Applicants who have not yet passed the NCIDQ must make a commitment to pass all sections of the NCIDQ within the first 2 years of employment at TCU. High proficiency in industry-specific 3d modeling + rendering sofware technologies including AutoCAD and Revit is required.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

·       Provide evidence of prior teaching experience.

·       Provide evidence of work experience in Interior Design or Architectural related fields.

·       Provide evidence in strength of industry-specific technologies which in addition to required softwares listed above may include 3d StudioMax, Rhino, AGi32, GoogleSketch Up with rendering plug-ins, application of Photoshop for rendering purposes, and animation.

·       Provide evidence in strength of visual communication (i.e. “graphic design”) abilities including knowledge base in software such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

·       Provide evidence of strength in teaching illustrated through a portfolio of student work.

·       Provide evidence of strength in professional design practice illustrated through a portfolio of professional work.

·       Provide evidence of strength in design process and conceptualization for application in design studio pedagogy as demonstrated through student and/or professional portfolio work.

·       Provide evidence of experience in construction documentation and building systems.


·       Teach 4 undergraduate courses in Interior Design per semester including studio and seminar courses.

·       Courses to be taught may include: Digital Media for Interior Design, Environmental Systems & Construction, Construction Documentation, Lighting, and Design Studios.

·       Integration of a variety of digital media into Design Studios.

·       Commit to implementation of 2017 CIDA standards in all courses taught.

·       Advise undergraduate Interior Design students

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Department:  The Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising, part of the College of Fine Arts, employs 11 full-time faculty members (5 faculty for Interior Design and 6 faculty for Merchandising). The Interior Design faculty instructs approximately 80 majors. The department is also home to the Center for Lighting Design Education, offering an Architectural Lighting Design Minor.

The University:  TCU is a progressive, independent non-sectarian university that strongly supports freedom of expression and critical inquiry. TCU is a Category I Independent institution with a stable enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. The university offers 113 undergraduate areas of study, 56 master’s level programs, and 25 areas of doctoral study. TCU employs 588 full-time faculty and approximately 90% hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas (population approximately 793,000), a city of rich cultural endowments including world-class museums and performing arts facilities. The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of 6.7 million people and is served by the DFW international airport.

Application procedures: TCU only accepts online applications/documents at  Applicants must submit the following:

1.     Letter of application detailing qualifications to teach in the aforementioned areas.

2.     Curriculum vitae

3.     One-page teaching philosophy inclusive of approach to design

4.     Three current, confidential professional letters of reference. Confidential letters of reference should be sent directly from the referrer to TCU Human Resources, , 817-257-7790

5.     Digital portfolio including examples of: (a) the applicant's graduate work (studio), if applicable; (b) professional design work with clear citations of candidate's role in each project; and (c) examples of student work from courses taught at the college level.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.