The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is seeking team-oriented candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Interior Design beginning on August 16, 2018. The anticipated appointment is 75% teaching and 25% research/scholarly activity. The Department is seeking candidates who will demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. 


Required: Applicants must have a minimum of a Master's degree in interior design or closely related field by August 15, 2018. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach courses in interior design in one or more of the following areas: Technical drawing and construction, including computer-aided drafting; lighting; sustainable design and the WELL Building Standard; commercial interior design studio; and building codes and regulatory compliance. Applicants must demonstrate working knowledge of digital software including AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of or potential for research and publication in scholarly peer-reviewed journals in the discipline. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language, as mandated by state law. For consideration for appointment at the rank of associate professor, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarship.

Preferred: At least one degree from a CIDA accredited interior design program. Ph.D. in interior design or closely related field. A broad background in interior design with expertise to teach in a range of areas at all levels of the curriculum. Working knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator). Previous teaching experience, professional design experience, and current publication record. Progress toward or full NCIDQ certificate holder. Active participant in relevant academic or professional organizations such as IIDA, IDEC, and ASID.


Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in a CIDA-accredited design program, develop a focused area of scholarship, advise graduate students, provide service to the University and profession, and supervise undergraduate and graduate professional practice students.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and preparation. This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment.


In March 2015, the interior design program was reaccredited for a term of six years by CIDA. Currently there are approximately 100 Interior Design undergraduate majors. Students and faculty have the opportunity to participate in domestic and international study tours. In addition, the University's location allows interior design students and faculty easy access to architectural and interior design "Top 100" design firms in Chicago and St. Louis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide input in the creation of a lighting lab for instruction and scholarly and creative endeavors.


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology ( The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and offers five professional undergraduate programs [Fashion Design and Merchandising; Food, Nutrition and Dietetics; Human Development and Family Science; Interior Design; and FCS Teacher Education]. The department also offers a comprehensive M.S./M.A. program, including a Dietetic Internship sequence and a Child Life option. The FCS Department houses four accredited programs including: undergraduate interior design (CIDA), undergraduate Teacher Education program (NCATE), undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (ACEND), and a graduate Dietetic Internship (ACEND). The Department has approximately 610 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, 22 full-time and 6 part-time faculty, 1 full-time and 1 part-time academic advisor, 2 civil service personnel, and 4 academic professionals at an affiliated Child Care Center.


A small-college experience with large-university opportunities.

Illinois State University ( distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial new dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educating Illinois 2013-2018, we have committed our resources to realizing five core values: Individualized Attention, Public Opportunity, Active Pursuit of Learning, Diversity, and Creative Response to Change. By acting on these values, we believe we will create a learning environment that will result in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For more information about Illinois State University, visit For the third year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance, confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, and clarity in the tenure process.


Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. Mass transit is available via a recently renovated, centrally-located transportation station in Uptown Normal and direct air-passenger service to several cities across the U.S. is available from the local Central Illinois Regional Airport. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. For more information about the area, visit


Initial review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please complete an online application for posting number 0709826 at and include a letter of application describing experience and fit with the position; vita; portfolio of personal, professional and/or student work (20 images maximum) submitted as a pdf file; and the names and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email) before October 15, 2017. The Department's Web site:

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.