Due to continued growth in student enrollment, 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, 2019. 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, 2019. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach courses in interior design in one or more of the following areas: Technical drawing and construction, with a focus on computer-aided drafting; 3D communication techniques in various software systems and hand drawing techniques; sustainable design; and design studio. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in several digital software systems including AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit (or similar) and familiarity with building codes and regulatory compliance. 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 must 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. Expertise teaching software for design and construction including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit. An active desire to expand proficiency in 2D/3D drawing and construction software systems. Previous teaching experience, professional design experience, and current publication record. Active participant in relevant academic or professional organizations.


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 110 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 Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology (www.cast.illinoisstate.edu). 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 an accelerated master's program (combined bachelor's and master's) and a two-year 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 560 undergraduate and 45 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 (www.illinoisstate.edu) 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 Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. 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 http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/. For the fourth 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; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.


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 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 http://visitbn.org.


Initial review of applications will begin on October 3, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please complete an online application for posting number 0711104 at https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu 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 3, 2018. The Department's Web site:  http://fcs.illinoisstate.edu/


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