Instructor in Interior Design - The Design School

The Design School

Job description:

The Design School at Arizona State University invites applications for a benefits-eligible position as an Instructor in Interior Design. This will be a nine-month, fixed-term appointment starting in the Spring 2023 semester. This position is renewable on an annual basis contingent upon the availability of resources, satisfactory performance, and the needs of the unit. This position is located on the ASU Tempe Campus.

The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in teaching courses in the Interior Design programs. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level studio courses as well as lecture/seminar courses in these degree programs. The successful candidate should be able to teach via in person, online and hybrid formats.

About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit

About The Design School

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is the largest and most comprehensive school for design education, with programs ranked top 20 in the nation. From programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and industrial design to interior design, urban design, and visual communication, our students master the skills and research techniques needed for their future design professions through innovative, transdisciplinary methods. Our mission is to educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity and catalyze transformation for public good. By engaging in dynamic and ongoing discourse about the future of design education, we aim to create a school that is more relevant, collaborative and equitable. Join us at Arizona State University and be part of creating the next generation of design. For more information on The Design School, visit

The Design School is committed to creating inclusive spaces that welcome and celebrate cultural diversity and decolonizing design education. In the next several years, we are conducting faculty searches to help us achieve this goal. We seek colleagues who can contribute, within their design field, to justice, health, and sustainability, and work across our school’s disciplines to support ASU’s design aspirations and mission of inclusion.

The Interiors program features a strong, diverse faculty and growing student enrollment. The interior design program offers an acclaimed four-year undergraduate program in interior design, which leads to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Design as well as a 3+ or 2-year graduate professional program, which leads to a Master of Interior Architecture degree. Both programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Interiors program also supports two broader graduate programs, the Master of Science in Design and Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts.

Required qualifications:

  • A degree in interior design or related field; a master’s degree is required for international applicants;
  • A minimum of two years of experience working in the design profession;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Desired qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in interior design or related field;
  • Experience teaching university-level interior design or interior architecture studios and related technical courses;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainable design practices, sustainable material, workplace design, adaptive reuse, and spatial branding;
  • NCIDQ Certification.

Application deadline:

The application deadline is November 30, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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Instruction to apply:

Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format.

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of Interest outlining qualifications for the position, including professional interests and teaching experience
  • A one-page Diversity Statement
  • Up to five samples of personal professional work
  • A list of four references and contact information, including name, e-mail address, and telephone number
  • Applicants may be asked for further materials during the search process.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

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