Interior Design - Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-01-10

Assistant/Associate Professor, Interior Design

The Department of Interior Design invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2013 or soon after. Duties for this position include a full-time teaching load of three undergraduate and/or graduate studios and/or courses per year, graduate supervision, scholarly research/creative works in the candidate's chosen area/s of expertise, and service within the university and community. The combination of preferred and required qualifications of candidates for this position is as follows:

Preferred (in order of precedence):

  • Ph.D. in a design discipline or relevant allied field;
  • An active or projected interior design research program;
  • Ability to support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research with other disciplines in the Faculty (architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, environmental design);
  • Proficiency in a range of current modes of digital communication, including knowledge of 3D modeling and BIM programs; and
  • Demonstrated experience in contemporary modes of fabrication and construction, materials, or sustainable design practices.

  • A degree in interior design/interior architecture from an accredited program;
  • A Master's degree - ideally in interior design or an allied field;
  • NCIDQ certification - or eligibility for such certification;
  • Current membership, in good standing, in a relevant professional organization;
  • Demonstrated record of successful interior design/interior architecture studio teaching; and
  • Record of professionally or academically recognized scholarly and/or creative activity.

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Manitoba's Department of Interior Design is an esteemed North American program
It is the birthplace of both the first Bachelor of Interior Design and Master of Interior Design degree programs in Canada. The Department also delivers the undergraduate Interior Environments option in the Faculty's Environment Design program
The graduate program in interior design offers students an excellent opportunity to study design and apply theory within a prescribed series of studios and seminars and an in-depth independent practicum project. Interior design is one of four graduate departments in the Faculty of Architecture alongside Architecture, City Planning, and Landscape Architecture. Further information about the Department/Faculty may be obtained from

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. You can learn more about Winnipeg at or

Applicants are required to submit:
  • A letter of intent (approximately 2 pages) indicating perceived fit with the stated combination of preferences and requirements, with commentary on ability/interest in teaching current Department courses, and identification of proposed/potential elective offerings of relevance to the Department, or other constituencies;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (1 to 2 pages);
  • A statement of research interests and/or current or projected research program (1 to 2 pages);
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • A portfolio of scholarship, creative activities and relevant practice, teaching and service highlights;
  • Examples of students' work; and
  • The names of three principal references (including name, telephone number and email address), and up to three additional references, if desired.

NB Applicants may also find it helpful to review the Faculty's 'Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion': when preparing their application.

Please specify Position Number 12056 in the application. Consideration of applications will commence on March 4, 2013. Interviews with initial short-listed candidates are projected to take place during the week of April 8th to 12th, 2013. The review of applications, however, will continue until the position is filled.

Please send application materials to:
Dr. Ian Wight, Search Committee Chair
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba
201 Russell Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-7051
Fax: (204) 474-7532

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.


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