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Human Sciences (Interior Design), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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Work Type: Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Family/Consumer/Human Sciences

Job Title

Human Sciences (Interior Design), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Human Sciences

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Human Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#207020) at the rank of lecturer. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointment is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of lecture and studio courses, such as residential and commercial construction, contract and residential interiors, business practices, sustainable design, universal design, design theory, and codes. In addition, the successful candidate must be proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchup Pro and have a working knowledge of the current interior design profession. Additionally, they should have experience with CIDA accreditation, standards, and processes and work closely with other faculty to maintain high program standards and CIDA accreditation.

Required Education

A master’s degree in interior design or a closely related field or a master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in interior design from an accredited college or university is required by the appointment date. 

Required License/Registration/Certification

NCIDQ certification with a current certificate status is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in professional interior architecture and teaching at the university level, including online teaching. Also, applicants with the following certifications will receive special consideration:

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • International Well Building Institute (WELL)
  • Evidenced Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Kristi Julian at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 07/12/2024

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