Assistant Professor of Interior Design – Houston, TX, US | Works


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The Interior Design Program at Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design seeks qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a broad understanding of the discipline of interior architecture, as well as exceptional teaching, research and leadership abilities. We encourage applicants with multidisciplinary interests and expertise to apply.

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design provides its students and faculty with a platform of integrated disciplines – architecture, interior architecture, and industrial design – that work together to negotiate the complexities of contemporary design practice, making extensive use of our state-of-the-art digital and manufacturing facilities. Located in the heart of one of the most diverse and rapidly growing cities in the United States, our College promotes the idea of ​​the city as a research laboratory, where design is seen as a form of critical thinking, calling for innovative solutions for contemporary conditions.

Interior architecture at UH

The discourse of Architecture on an interior scale has undergone an unprecedented evolution. Having emerged as a specialization, Interior architecture engages transdisciplinary knowledge in a new and mixed territory. The Interior Architecture Program at Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design studies the discipline by positioning our program in the reuse, adaptation and transformation of existing buildings. At the intersection of architecture, conservation, spatial design, ecological performance and social action, the transdisciplinary nature of our program provides students with an extraordinary education where innovation, technology and innovation converge. the art of doing. Our program focuses on the technological, material, ecological and social promise of interior architecture in courses, design research, history / theory, manufacturing seminars and workshops, community outreach, publications and exhibitions. The program begins its efforts to obtain CIDA accreditation.


We are looking for a colleague who values ​​collaboration, scholarship, and fabrication with an ability to contribute to multiple levels of the interior design curriculum while promoting design excellence. As the most recent program of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, this position provides applicants with the opportunity to develop creative curricula and methodologies that will place our program at the forefront of academic discourse in architectural architecture. inside. Applicants will be expected to teach in design studios, conduct seminars and / or lectures, and apply their research expertise to other programs and initiatives within the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. Responsibilities will include a combination of courses, workshops and studios requiring the integration of analog processes with digital visualization and manufacturing skills. Faculty members have the opportunity to partner with various community organizations and college research centers. Faculty members are expected to provide services to the Interior Architecture Program, the College of Architecture and Design, and the University. Members of the interior design faculty contribute to both the Advanced Spatial Design (ASD) research group and the International journal of interior architecture and space design—Published by Atrium Press of the University of Houston.


Qualified applicants must have at least a graduate or undergraduate degree in architecture, as well as a master’s degree in a related field. Successful applicants must have an exemplary record of professional practice, scholarship and teaching experience. Applicants should demonstrate superior design and representation skills, as well as clarity in communication and openness to collaboration. We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices, cultural awareness, critical practice, theoretical scholarship, as well as various specializations such as lighting design, acoustics, materials research, advanced visualization, digital fabrication, sustainability, spatial planning or interior design history and theory. Candidates with NCIDQ certification are encouraged to apply.


Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants must provide the following: a letter of intent meeting the duties and qualifications described, a curriculum vitae, a research program, examples of work and publications clearly indicating the role or responsibility of the applicant and contact details for three Professional references.

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For further information or questions, please contact: Professor Rafael Longoria, Chair of the Interior Architecture Research Committee at [email protected]

The salary will be adapted to the qualifications. Consideration of applications will begin in January 2022, with interviews scheduled for February 2022. The successful candidate is expected to begin in mid-August 2022.

With one of the most diverse student bodies in the country, we seek to recruit and retain a diverse community of academics.

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The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively engaged in promoting diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Houston is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples.

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