Full-Time Lecturer (Interior Design)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Full Time

Position: Full-Time Lecturer (Interior Design)
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (1-Year Appointment -Academic Year 2024-2025/2-Semesters, 1 to 3-AY Appointment(s), Renewable)
Salary Range:  The Lecturer (Academic Year -Range 4) classification salary is $74,280 to $158,064 per academic year (paid as 12 monthly payments). The anticipated hiring range is $76,800 to $81,600 per year. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin April 9, 2024. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).          

College of the Arts 
Department of Design 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSULB faculty are committed teachers and scholars who bring research and creative discovery to students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects.

The Design Department seeks an innovative colleague in Interior Design who can offer studio design courses in interior design including space planning, lighting, graphics, materials of interior design, modeling, introduction to 3D design, and technology as it is used in professional interior design. The Interior Architecture area works closely with the Design Department faculty to ensure that all students have a balanced education that provides the strongest possible foundation for all interior design students and is committed to practices of diversity, equity and inclusion.

CSULB Design is a department within the College of the Arts (COTA), which includes the Departments of Dance, Film and Electronic Arts, and Theatre Arts, as well as the School of Art, the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, and the Carpenter Performing Arts Center (CPAC), and is the state's largest and most comprehensive publicly funded school for the arts, with approximately 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Enrollments in the department are representative of our state's demographics including many transfers from California's extensive high-quality community college system.

The Design department takes a holistic, student-centered approach to design education with a focus on teaching, research, and practice that seeks to decolonize design. Using this as a framework, our faculty seeks to equip each of our graduates with the skills, knowledge and confidence to engage in the dynamic and changing field of interior design as practitioners, scholars, educators, and advocates. The Design department seeks an individual with demonstrated ability to teach, advise/mentor, and develop curriculum that supports and empowers the educational goals of individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds, and who is committed to pedagogical practices that are anti-racist and anti-ableist. The ideal candidate is rooted in scholarship and practice and brings expertise in mixed ethnographic and historical research methods through a range of disciplinary approaches, including embodied practices.

Required Qualifications:             

  • BFA, BA, or related degree in Interior Design and/or a record of at least ten years professional experience in the field of interior design or interior architecture.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. Demonstrated knowledge of studio practice and applied design with a focus on inclusive social, political, and aesthetic aspects of culturally sustaining design
  • Demonstrated proficiency in industry-standard software and computer-aided design
  • Demonstrated experience successfully teaching Interior Design Studio, 2D and 3D design, Drawing, and/or Model Making at the college level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.F.A., MArch, or Ph.D. in Interior Design and related industry experience in interior design or design field. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the degree by August 1, 2024.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching college-level Interior Design Drawing, Studio, 2D and 3D design Foundations, Model Making, and Design Theory and Practice
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility of design
  • Demonstrated experience employing non-traditional modes of instruction to successfully engage students in learning activities
  • Experience working successfully with populations similar to the CSULB student body, both in terms of demographics and socio-economic status
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or potential for successfully contributing to curriculum development
  • Record of academic and community service
  • Demonstrated ability to teach both lower and upper-division undergraduate design studio courses, lectures, and seminars in area(s) of expertise (i.e. Architectural Drawing, 2D Design Studios, 3D Design Studios, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Themed Entertainment Design, Placemaking, Wayfinding Design, Experiential Environment Design, and/or other Areas of Specialization in Design)
  • Demonstrated potential to participate in ongoing applied design/theory dialogue among studio, undergraduate and graduate faculty


  •  Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in interior design and design studio effectively within the Department of Design. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate interior design studio and design theory courses that align with candidate's areas of expertise which may also include Architectural Drawing, 2D Design Studios, 3D Design Studios, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Themed Entertainment Design, Placemaking, Wayfinding Design, Experiential Environment Design, and/or other Areas of Specialization in Design
  • Contribute to the development of curriculum in Design Studio and Theory
  • Advise students and contribute to the planning and production of physical and virtual student exhibitions
  • Participate and provide service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:           

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:  http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (on-campus applicants: at least one of which must be from outside CSULB; may be contacted [no reference letters accepted] for a verbal reference should you reach the finalist stage)
  • 20 to 40 digital images of applicant’s work as a pdf or web link
  • 20 to 40 digital images of student’s work as a pdf or web link
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application.

Requests for information and process should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach  
Department of Design   
Attn: Diane Stein
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-5401
E-Mail: diane.stein@csulb.edu

Requests for information about the position should be addressed to:

Diane Stein, Administrative Coordinator
E-Mail: diane.stein@csulb.edu

Employment Requirements:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to fahr@csulb.edu.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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