Assistant Professor, Interior Design - Mt Royal College in Calgary Alberta

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Mt Royal College

Calgary, Alberta T3E6K6


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JOB TITLE:                             Assistant Professor, Interior Design

Competition Number:             9692SE

Position Type:                         Tenure Track

Department:                            Interior Design

Competition Closes:               March 6, 2015


The Department of Interior Design is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor. The teaching responsibilities of this position include teaching and research in one of the following areas: building systems, sustainable design, lighting, or materials. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills who thrives in a collaborative team environment. The position will commence August 15, 2015. 

The Interior Design program has an integrated, holistic, team-based approach to design education. Faculty in the program actively engage in curriculum review, course development and the implementation of department initiatives such as bridging the program with other design institutions, associations and industry. The program is transitioning from a CIDA accredited Bachelor of Applied Interior Design degree to a Baccalaureate Interior Design degree program. The new BID program is anticipated to start in the Fall term 2015.

The Department of Interior Design & Art History currently offers a Bachelor of Applied Interior Design degree program.  The department is moving towards a Bachelor of Interior Design degree program that is more holistic. The ideal applicant will be able to teach courses at the introductory, intermediate and senior level and bring background, experience and strong skills in pragmatic and theoretical interior design.

Since opening in 1910, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves.  At Mount Royal, students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning.  Mount Royal is known for its collegial working environment.

Mount Royal University is a teaching focused institution, faculty are hired into one of two work patterns.  The teaching/service (TS) pattern has a focus on teaching and service.  The teaching/scholarship/service (TSS) pattern has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. Applicants interested in the TSS pattern should have the ability and intent to pursue a research program. There is an option to change work patterns after receipt of tenure.

Required qualifications:

  • Must possess at least on academic credential in Interior Design and/or commensurate experience in Interior Design practice or academic education/research
  • Master’s degree in Interior Design or in a relevant area as defined by the discipline
  • NCIDQ or LEED certification is considered as asset
  • Minimum 5 years interior design related teaching

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional experience
  • Expertise in teaching: building systems, sustainable design, lighting, and/or materials
  • Well versed in computer programs associated with current interior design practice
  • Record of developing and implementing academic programs and courses
  • Record of development and participation in cross-disciplinary endeavours

Applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest, with candidate profile
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Name, address, and phone number of at least three references
  • Representative examples of teaching: student project work, research, scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and creative practice work (PDF format required)

The position is a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor appointment. Salary is commensurate with credential level, years of experience as identified in the Mount Royal Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

The application should be submitted quoting the competition #9692SE to:



            4825 MOUNT ROYAL GATE S.W.

            CALGARY, AB T3E 6K6

            Fax: 403.440.6629


Keyword Phrases

  • Interior Design
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples
Best if Apply By 3/6/2015