College of Visual Arts and Design - University of North Texas

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College of Visual Arts & Design
Denton, TX

Job Post Date: March 1, 2023

Interior Design Lecturer - UNT-Design-136310

Full-Time - Retirement Eligibility: ORP Eligible

Department Summary
Interior Design Program:
The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited Interior Design program is housed in the Design Department within the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD). There are approximately 240 Interior Design Majors; the program graduates an average of 36 BFA candidates annually.

The Interior Design program is a studio-centered program and emphasizes the fusion of technology, design research, aesthetics and practical skills through individual work and interdisciplinary experiences. Maximizing our proximity to Dallas, a regional market center for interior design, we educate creative, informed and employable designers within the context of an active and supportive professional community.

Design Department:
The department of design offers undergraduate- and graduate-level professional programs in Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, and Interior Design. These programs share a common mission that prepares students to meet, define and reinvent solutions for the fundamental challenges that impact their respective professions in the increasingly changing world. The pathways of study in each program have been designed to help future designers develop the conceptual, aesthetic, analytical, and technical skills necessary to achieve these objectives.

College of Visual Arts and Design
Considered one of the leading visual arts and design schools in the nation, UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design is home to more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in NASAD and CIDA accredited programs, including the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA in art education, art history, ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, fashion design, interaction design, interdisciplinary art, and design studies, interior design, metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and user-experience design, with certification offered in art museum education, and a Ph.D. offered in art education. It includes the Department of Art Education, Department of Art History, Department of Design, Foundations Program, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Program, and Department of Studio Art.

College faculty enjoy active collaborations with specialized subject matter librarians, opportunities for teaching and research through UNT library special collections, and partnerships with the university’s Center for Learning, Experimentation, Application, and Research.

UNT is committed to a culture of mentoring excellence in all areas that impact faculty life. Building a network of mentors is foundational to our success, and UNT is home to Employee Resource Groups, such as the Black Faculty Network, International Faculty Network, La Colectiva, and the Neurodiversity Professional Network, supported by the university’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).

Offering instruction in Frisco and Dallas as well as at the main Denton campus, the College of Visual Arts and Design also comprises the CVAD Galleries, Texas Fashion Collection, Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design, Gough Design Research Space, and textile and digital fabrication lab facilities that support student work, faculty research, as well as college, university, and broader constituents in recently built and renovated, state-of-the-art facilities.

A nationally and internationally recognized community of faculty provides students with excellent mentors and role models upon which to pattern their careers. Additional information about the college and university can be found online: and

University of North Texas
Established in 1890, the University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 42,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, and multi-year recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 6,000 African American students, 3,750 international students, 3,400 Asian/Pacific Islander students, and 500 Indigenous students. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to building upon its foundation of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence. Located in Denton, TX, at the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the college and university foster meaningful and socially responsible partnerships with organizations throughout the DFW area.

Denton provides access to rich cultural offerings and excellent research and professional opportunities for students, faculty, and staff as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. With 7.6 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the country and includes performing and visual arts institutions, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Museum of Asian Art. The Fort Worth Cultural District includes the Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and an active Greater Denton Arts Council, which provides foundational support for Denton’s artists, K-12 students, and other local arts organizations and mounts exhibitions and programs at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Denton is also known for its live music scene, including the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, among other annual cultural events, such as the Denton Black Film Festival, and identity-based organizations with UNT partners, such as OUTreach Denton and Dallas Dinner Table.

Position Summary:
The College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas (UNT) is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position as a Lecturer in Interior Design.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include interior design studios and the span of the interior design curriculum. The college’s standard teaching workload for lecturer faculty is eight courses per academic year. Additional responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate students, service to the program, college, university, and the profession, professional development, and continued enhancement of the design department.

The University of North Texas (UNT) ’s Department of Design is dedicated to fostering the success of its diverse population of faculty and students. It offers a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Design.


Minimum Qualifications
A master’s degree in Interior Design or related area with three years or more of interior design industry experience.
Evidence of university-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to teach all levels (upper-division and lower-division) of undergraduate courses.
Fluency in Adobe Creative Cloud software for digital product visualizations and presentations.
Proficient in interior design illustration techniques, including digital technologies such as Revit and its 3D visualization add-ons, and SketchUp.


Additional Retirement Information
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit

Posting Number: F1155P
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Cover letter outlining your professional qualifications and goals for professional growth, unique contributions you would bring to the department/unit and college.
- A teaching philosophy statement (750 words).
- Curriculum vitae includes a link to creative work and student work.
- Contact information for two references.

Contact Info:
Johnnie Stark
Interior Design Search Chair,
College of Visual Arts & Design
University of North Texas

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