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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 262970-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

The Interior Architecture program within the Design Studies Department is an internationally recognized program known for its innovative interdisciplinary research and broad-based professional education. Its mission is to combine research and design practice to improve people's lives through human-centered design within the built environment.

Within this context, this position is responsible for delivering rigorous lecture, studio, and seminar instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor will provide leadership in recruiting, teaching, and mentoring of undergraduate students, and to advise students on academic and career choices. The Interior Architecture (IA) program utilizes a co-teaching model for studio instruction, where practice- and research-focused faculty equally contribute to student's learning experiences.

The position is responsible for developing a nationally competitive teaching program relevant to the multidisciplinary field of Environmental Design Research, with an emphasis on the dynamic relationship between people and their physical, social, and cultural environment in order to address various contemporary issues such as health and wellbeing, sustainability, and social justice.

The Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor will provide experience and expertise in commercial, hospitality, workplace, and/or healthcare building design with strong focus on construction, construction detailing, environmental control system (lighting, acoustics, and thermal comfort) and technical abilities to use design software to develop 3D models/rendering.

This position is expected to participate in undergraduate program development, innovation, and leadership as well as in department service, such as curriculum development, award jurying, advising, and faculty meeting attendance. In addition, service to the college, university and the profession is expected.

Responsibilities: Assistant Teaching Professor (TL055)
Associate Teaching Professor (TL056)
Teaching Professor (TL022)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


PhD or other terminal degree
We are seeking candidates who have advanced degrees (M.Arch, MFA, Doctorate, or Ph.D.) in Interior Design, Architecture, and other allied design fields.


The rank (assistant, associate, or full) is commensurate with experience levels in industry and teaching experience in interior design or related design industries. We are particularly interested in candidates with extensive knowledge and experiences in commercial, hospitality, workplace, and/or healthcare building design with strong focus on construction, construction detailing, environmental control system (lighting, acoustics, and thermal comfort) and technical abilities to use design software to develop 3D models/rendering.

The ideal candidate will have:
- 3 years of professional practice in the field of commercial, workplace, hospitality, and healthcare interior/architectural design.
- Experience and/or interest in undergraduate program development, innovation, and leadership.
- Evidence of excellence in teaching and student mentoring over an extended period of time.
- The ability to teach Interior Architecture studio, seminar, and lecture courses at undergraduate and graduate levels including, but not limited to, current knowledge on design communication technology and willingness to stay up to date.
- Demonstrated experience at creating process-driven, research-based, human-centered design solutions for a range of design challenges at a level appropriate for undergrad studio teaching.
- The ability to work effectively within a diverse community, and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment.
- Ability to work effectively and compassionately with a diverse student population to support their learning and personal/professional development.
- This is an open-rank search, with rank commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
- NCIDQ certified or eligible
- 3 years of experience in teaching in higher education.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

DESIGN STUDIES DEPARTMENT: The Design Studies Department currently houses two undergraduate programs (the Interior Architecture & the Textile and Fashion Design). The third major is currently underway, which focuses on how design offers solutions for society's complex social, economic, political, and cultural challenges. It also houses a graduate program that offers MFA and Ph.D. degrees in the broader field of design and provides instructional support for the Master of Design and Innovation program on campus.

The Interior Architecture program is an internationally recognized program known for its innovative interdisciplinary research and broad-based professional education. Its mission is to combine research and design practice to improve people's lives through human-centered design within the built environment. The program prepares students to become independent thinkers by promoting critical reflection on alternative ways of living, to become effective problem-solvers in the field of Interior Architecture, to develop interdisciplinary aptitude for solving pressing issues in contemporary design practices, and to become design leaders as stewards and visionaries of the public realm by fostering socially responsible and collaborative design thinking. The program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), with the next accreditation visit scheduled for 2023. The Design Studies Department provides excellent technology and design resources; these include the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery-Virtual Environment Group (Virtual Environments) as well as campus maker spaces, which provide opportunities to collaborate on teaching and research.

THE CENTER FOR DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE: The Center for Design and Material Culture is the primary destination for the multi-disciplinary study of material culture and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with particular focus on the study of design, material culture, and textile. This vision is supported by the rich resources of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, two galleries, the Ruth Davis Gallery and the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, and the SoHE Innovation Studio.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See 

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See 

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.
Please upload:
1. A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position and a diversity statement describing your experiences with diversity in your prior work and your potential to support our commitment to diversity (max 2 page);
2. A current CV focusing on education and activities most relevant to this position (max 5 pages);
3. A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and leadership in undergraduate education including a sample syllabus;
4. Evidence of effectiveness and leadership in undergraduate education (max 2 pages);

Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the School of Human Ecology. Catalyzing the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 15, 2022, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Michelle Hamilton
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Teaching Professor(TL022) or Assistant Teaching Professor(TL055) or Associate Teaching Professor(TL056)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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