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  • Opening Date: 2021-11-19
  • Job Opening Id: 525577
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Interior Architecture

Job Information

About the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts 

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions. 

About the FIU Department of Interior Architecture and the School of Architecture

Within the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, the Department of Interior Architecture resides in the School of Architecture with the Department of Architecture and the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design. All three departments share a rich history of interdisciplinary design and research collaboration. With over 135 students, FIU’s Department of Interior Architecture educates students in the profession of interior architecture to become thoughtful practitioners and critical thinkers. Students enter the program at various points in their educational careers—as freshmen, as third-year transfer students, and as graduate students to pursue a CIDA accredited, professional Master of Interior Architecture degree. The department also offers a post-professional Master of Arts in Interior Architecture in which students have opportunities to teach, research, and explore independent topics in healthcare design in close collaboration with our full-time faculty.

The School of Architecture facilities are housed in the award-wining Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building designed by Bernard Tschumi, which includes the Fabrication; Robotics + Digital Fabrication; and Structural + Environmental Technologies Labs. Additional facilities include collaborative hubs such as the Miami Beach Urban Studios that houses 3D printing technologies, and the Mana Wynwood facility that encourages trans-disciplinary approaches to communication and journalism; architecture and urbanism; arts education; research/creative activities; and community engagement. Through real-world experiential-learning opportunities conducted through FIU by Design, our faculty and expert professionals align our pedagogy with project deliverables for a wide range of clients and organizations. The School of Architecture also offers a minimal-residency Doctor of Design program, providing specialized credentials for advanced professional and applied academic research.

Faculty members in Interior Architecture are engaged in a variety of research and innovative teaching activities. While we address the specific interior typologies of our region --ranging from healthcare to hospitality, retail, and workplace design-- we also engage in focused programs such as Cruise Ship and Super Yacht Design, and Health Care Design. The department values and leverages its relationship with the professional Interior Architecture community. To enhance student learning and support faculty research, we offer a diverse range of study abroad programs. Our degree programs are gateways to preparing graduates who embrace the current and future worlds, and we strive to educate responsible and inspiring design leaders. For more information about Interior Architecture at FIU, visit

Position Description

The Department of Interior Architecture in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University invites applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting in Fall of 2022.


Applicants should hold a professional graduate degree in interior architecture/design or in a related discipline. Applicants should demonstrate experience with research and teaching at the graduate level and relevant professional experience and accomplishments. In particular, the program seeks candidates with growing records of scholarship in one or more of the following areas: healthcare design, hospitality design, workplace design, and computing technology. The program also seeks candidates with or in the process of acquiring NCIDQ Certification. The ideal candidate will contribute to the department by bringing a unique set of viewpoints that expand conversations in the discipline of interior design and advance FIU’s commitment to diversity.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 525577 at and attach the following in PDF format:

Letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s background and teaching philosophy, research and service objectives.

A Diversity Statement that describes how the candidate’s experiences have contributed to their personal growth. See FIU Guidelines for Writing a Diversity Statement. (Maximum 500 words)

A Research Statement that describes the candidate’s engaged scholarship and research direction. (Maximum 500 words)

Curriculum vitae.

Portfolio of relevant teaching, professional, and research/scholarly work in PDF format not to exceed 10MB. 

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct any questions to John Stuart, Chair of the Interior Architecture Search Committee, via email at: For full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 14, 2022. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check


How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed in their present job for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed in their present job for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).


Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

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