Assistant Professor of Interior Design

College of Fine Arts

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Assistant Professor of Interior Design

  • 498969
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Aug 15 2023 at 17:00 CDT
  • College of Fine Arts

Application Deadline:

Open until filled. Screening begins December 1, 2023

Position Details:

Position Description

• The full-time tenure-track position is a nine-month contract, 100% in-person on TCU’s campus.
• Teaching responsibilities include three undergraduate courses in interior design per semester including studio and seminar formats. Studio courses require industry-specific digital media. Teaching assignments will be based upon the applicant’s experience and expertise.
• Commitment to work toward tenure by maintaining an appropriate level of peer-reviewed research and creative activity.
• Advise undergraduate majors
• Service to the Department, College and University. normally involving committee work
• Commitment to maintaining the program’s long-standing CIDA accreditation.
• Commitment to engaging with the department’s established collegial work environment.
• Continued Professional Development.



• Graduate degree in Interior Design, Architecture or a closely related professional field, or international equivalent.
• Five years of professional practice in Interior Design, Architecture or a closely related professional field. or 18 completed graduate-level credit hours toward an Interior Design or closely related graduate degree
• One year of unsupervised, college-level interior design teaching experience.
• Interest in inter- and multi-disciplinary collaboration and its relationship to problem-solving and storytelling in design.
• Evidence of strength in design practice and teaching.
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Strongly Preferred:

• Three years of unsupervised, college-level interior design teaching experience.
• Proficiency in using and teaching AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and similar software.

Rank and Salary

Assistant Professor, tenure-track.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits for domestic partners are available.

Department Details:

The widely recognized and respected Department of Design invites applicants for the Assistant Professor of Interior Design position. The Department offers the BFA in Interior Design, The BFA in Graphic Design, the BS in Design Studies, and a minor in Architectural Lighting Design. The department serves approximately 200 undergraduate majors in the department. Upon filling this position, the program will have 12, permanent faculty positions with generous adjunct support from the vibrant Fort Worth/Dallas professional design community. Department faculty enjoy a high level of collegiality, valuing diversity, equity and inclusion. All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Interior Design Program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The Department of Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

School/College Description:

The TCU College of Fine Arts is home to six academic units: the School of Art, the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, the School of Music, the Department of Design, the Department of Fashion Merchandising, and the Department of Theatre. The college is comprised of approximately 1000 students and offers 33 undergraduate degree programs and 24 advanced degree programs to prepare the next generation of creative leaders in the arts. Students in the College of Fine Arts study with renowned professors and guest artists, annually present more than 350 public performances and display art, design, and research in juried exhibitions and competitions. The college also offers a minor and certificate in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship and oversees two on-campus art galleries.

University & Fort Worth Description:


Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin December 1, 2023. On-campus interviews will be scheduled during the Spring Semester, 2024.

Applications should include a cover letter; a detailed cv, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy inclusive of approach to design instruction and approach to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia and to the larger public; a .pdf visual portfolio file consisting of annotated samples of professional design work with clear citations of applicant’s role in each project; and if applicable, 20 examples of student work from courses taught with clear annotation of year in program (1, 2, 3, 4) and design problem and/or purpose of assignment; at least three signed, confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to

To apply, upload all application materials to [Select “College of Fine Arts” to more easily find the listing].

TCU is dedicated to an inclusive learning community and actively seeks applications from diverse candidates with the mission of creating a supporting environment for future ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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