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Job vacancy at University of Kentucky, United States

Job vacancy at University of Kentucky, United States

Country: USA
City: Lexington
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Job vacancy at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States

Position: Professor in Interior Design at the School of Interiors: Planning, Strategy, and Design


  • Overseeing the operational and fiscal management of the school.
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of courses, the program, and the curriculum as well as developing schedules and faculty teaching assignments.
  • Recruiting new faculty, making recommendations to the Dean regarding faculty appointments, promotions, and dismissals.
  • Similarly, overseeing the faculty performance review process, and clearly communicating to faculty the specific University and College policies that inform the process.
  • Actively guiding faculty members through the tenure/promotion process and supporting their ongoing efforts to advance scholarly and creative activities.
  • Inspiring morale and ensuring that all faculty are offered privileges and responsibilities appropriate to their rank.
  • Overseeing the ongoing assessment, development, and implementation of the School, College, and University Strategic Plans.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  • Establishing and evaluating School policies and procedures.
  • Representing the School and College to external constituencies including alumni, members of the interior design profession, other university units and potential donors.
  • Identifying and pursuing external funding opportunities in support of the School and College mission in cooperation with designated development staff. Also, maintaining currency in teaching and learning and a scholarly agenda, including continued research and publication or distinguished practice.
  • Teaching one (1) course within the discipline per academic year.
  • Ensuring compliance with SACS and CIDA accreditation guidelines. Also, facilitating the resolution of issues and problems that may arise between faculty, staff, and students;
  • Serving on University and College-wide committees.
  • Fostering interdepartmental collaboration and continuing to enhance the reputation of the University of Kentucky College of Design School of Interiors in academic and professional circles; and
  • Working with the Recruitment Officer to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students.


In order to be fit for the role, the candidate must have the following requirements

  • A professional degree in interior design or related field (BA, BS, MA, MS) and a terminal degree (Master’s post-professional or Doctorate) in interior design or related field. However, nationally or internationally recognized professional work may be considered as a substitution for the terminal degree requirement.
  • Nationally and/or internationally recognized high-quality teaching and research experience or distinguished practice. However, a candidate must meet the requirements for the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor at the University of Kentucky.
  • In addition to that, evidence of design excellence and an awareness and understanding of issues in interior design practice and academia.
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills as well as teaching experience in higher education.
  • Similarly, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of instructional systems development, training methods, techniques, and formats.
  • Experience with curriculum development. Similarly, the ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of students, faculty, staff, and constituencies in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community. Also, skill in budget preparation and management.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline17 November,2019
Company NameThe University of Kentucky



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