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Assistant Professor in Interior Design

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The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in Interior Design. This is a full-time nine month tenure-track appointment.

Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology

The ID Faculty in the College of Human Ecology approaches design education as a team of engaged scholars who facilitate student success both in and out of the classroom. We believe truly meaningful interior design advances quality of life and promotes sustainability through holistic application of knowledge in human ecology.  Thus a background in human ecology can greatly benefit interior designers as they work to understand and improve the human condition. We hope our interior design students will become stewards of professionalism and ethical responsibility for social issues critical to the design practice. If they are to be a part of change in the future, they have to understand why contemporary problems are of critical importance and how individuals can make a difference. We value the contributions of each faculty member to the interior design curricula and the role we each play in building the blocks of knowledge throughout the educational experience.

If you’re interested in meeting us and learning more about what we do at K-State, we encourage you to submit your credentials. Beginning at the rank of assistant professor, this is a tenure-track position and includes a full complement of academic opportunities typical of a public research university.


Responsibilities of successful candidates will include teaching four undergraduate courses per year, actively engaging in scholarship, and providing service to the Interior Design Program, the Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design Department, the College of Human Ecology, and Kansas State University.


A terminal degree in Interior Design or an allied design field (earned by the time of appointment) and a minimum of three years of full-time professional interior design/architectural practice experience is required to be considered for the position.

Preference will be given to candidates who have five or more years of professional practice experience, experience in university/college teaching, and demonstrated versatility in studio instruction from foundational to advanced level courses. Other preferred qualifications include strength in hand and digital graphic visualization and design communication in 2D and 3D formats.  Membership in IDEC, IIDA or ASID, and successful completion of the NCIDQ examination are also highly desirable.

Departmental and Program Information

Kansas State University’s Interior Design Program is housed in the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design (ATID) in the College of Human Ecology. There are approximately 450 students in the ATID department. The Interior Design program offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  Enrollment in the Interior Design Program averages 140 students. First-year ID students are admitted through a selective admissions process. There are currently 15 faculty positions in the ATID department.  Six of these faculty positions are in the Interior Design program.

College Information

The programs in the College of Human Ecology are central to the university’s historic and present missions. The College is committed to the advancement, application, and dissemination of knowledge about the human needs of individuals, families, and communities.  The College consists of six academic units and has enrollment of over 2,400 students.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin August 26, 2013 and continue until the position is filled with the intention of hiring as early as January 2014; but not later than August 2014.

Please send electronic copies (PDF files) of the following to Dr. Migette Kaup, Search Chair:

  • letter of application,
  • vita,
  • copy of transcripts,
  • a statement of your design and teaching philosophy highlighting your areas of expertise and future goals, and
  • contact information for three professional references

Materials may be sent in CD/DVD format to 225 Justin Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 or as an email attachment to kaup@k-state.edu. Please include “ID Faculty Position” in the subject line.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Migette L. Kaup (785.532.1317; kaup@k-state.edu) or department head Barbara G. Anderson (785.532.6993; barbara@k-state.edu).

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks are required.

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College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
+1 (785) 532-5500

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