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  • Opening Date: 2024-02-12
  • Job Opening Id: 531623
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Interior Architecture

Job Information

Position Description

The Department of Interior Architecture at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, to commence in the Fall semester of 2024.  


The appointed faculty member be responsible for delivering undergraduate and graduate instruction across a broad spectrum of areas in the CIDA-accredited Master of Interior Architecture program.  These may include design studio, professional practice, sustainability, building technology, design foundations, construction documents, construction methods and materials/ finishes, and/ or computer software.


Beyond classroom teaching, the position encompasses significant service contributions to support the department's mission. These may include assisting with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accreditation process, actively participating in curriculum meetings, and representing the department's standards and goals. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain active involvement with industry and relevant professional associations to enhance our students’ educational experiences and raise the profile of the program in the professional community.



Applicants should possess a professional graduate degree in interior architecture/design or a related discipline. Required qualifications include proven experience in university teaching, and a record of relevant professional achievements in the field. Preference will be given to candidates with NCIDQ certification or those in the process of acquiring it, and LEED AP certification. The ideal candidate will bring perspectives that contribute to the breadth and depth of discourse in interior architecture.Top of Form


To apply, visit and reference Job Opening ID 531623. Submit the following in PDF format (not exceeding 10MB):


  1. Letter of interest (maximum two pages) summarizing the candidate’s background, teaching philosophy, and professional qualifications.
  2. Teaching Statement (maximum 500 words) outlining the candidate’s teaching philosophy.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Portfolio of relevant teaching activities, including student work
  5. Portfolio of professional work experience and/or scholarly activities


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. Direct any questions to Sam Moshaver, Chair of the Interior Architecture Search Committee, via email at: For full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 31, 2024. Review will continue until the position is filled.






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 FIU School of Architecture

The Department of Interior Architecture, situated within the School of Architecture of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University (FIU), collaborates with the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design. These interconnected departments share a rich history of interdisciplinary education, creative endeavors, and collaborative research. FIU's Department of Interior Architecture, hosting over 160 students, stands as one of the nation's few STEM-designated interior design programs. It provides comprehensive education in interior architecture, molding students into thoughtful practitioners and critical thinkers. The program caters to students at various educational stages—freshmen, third-year transfers, and graduate students pursuing a CIDA accredited, professional Master of Interior Architecture degree. The faculty in Interior Architecture engages in diverse research and innovative teaching activities, focusing on regional interior typologies like healthcare, hospitality, retail, workplace design, as well as specialized certificate and post-professional programs including as Cruise Ship and Super Yacht Design, and Health Care Design. The department's overarching vision is to foster an educational environment that embraces Miami's culturally rich setting and promotes a humane, sustainable, and responsible design ethos. More information about Interior Architecture at FIU can be found at


The FIU School of Architecture (SOA), established as Miami's first public school of architecture, is housed in the acclaimed Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building, designed by Bernard Tschumi. This building incorporates state-of-the-art facilities like the Fabrication; Robotics + Digital Fabrication; and Structural + Environmental Technologies Labs. Collaborative satellite hubs, including the Miami Beach Urban Studios and the Mana Wynwood facility, further enhance trans-disciplinary activities. In addition to offering the professional MIA, M.Arch and MLA degrees, the School of Architecture offers a minimal-residency Doctor of Design program, catering to advanced professional and applied academic research.

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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 and be in good performance standing.

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 and be in good performance standing.

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.



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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 a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

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