Career Opportunities

Faculty Career Opportunity

Competition: D6438DM
Position Type: Tenure Track
Term: August 2013
Department: Interior Design & Art History
Date Posted: October 26, 2012
Closing Date: January 12, 2013
Description: The Department of Interior Design & Art History invites applications for a tenure track position which will commence August 15, 2013, subject to final budgetary approval at the rank of Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to entry level candidates.

Since opening in 1910, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. At Mount Royal, students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning. Mount Royal is known for its collegial working environment.
Duties: The Department of Interior Design & Art History is currently engaged in the transition of the existing Bachelor of Applied Interior Design degree to a Bachelor of Interior Design degree. The ideal applicant will be able to lead both lecture and studio-based courses, and bring background, experience and strong skills in pragmatic/professional and theoretical/conceptual interior design.

Mount Royal University is a teaching focused institution. Faculty are hired into one of two work patterns, the Teaching / Service (TS) pattern, which has a focus on teaching and service, and the Teaching / Scholarship / Service (TSS) pattern that has a focus on teaching and service with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a program of research. Applicants interested in the TSS pattern should have the ability and intent to pursue an independent program of research. There is an option to change work patterns after receipt of tenure.

The successful applicant would ideally have a passion for teaching in areas such as; materials, lighting, construction, sustainability and/or business. The applicant must be prepared to engage in course development, and participate in department activities such as curriculum review and course/degree development. Assistance is expected with the implementation of department initiatives such as bridging the program with other design institutions, professional associations and industry.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Interior Design or in a relevant area as defined by the discipline is required. The applicant must present at least one academic credential in Interior Design and/or commensurate experience in Interior Design practice or academic education/research. NCIDQ or LEED certification is considered an asset. The ideal candidate should have 4 - 7 years interior design related teaching and/or practice experience. Working knowledge of design related technologies currently used in industry would be an asset.

The candidate must submit a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three (3) references. The dossier should provide, if applicable, evidence of professional project experience, teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/scholarship/service pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program. The application should be submitted with the competition #D6438DM.

For further information, contact Helen Evans Warren, Chair, Department of Interior Design & Art History at 403.440.6953, or
Closing Date: January 12, 2013
F: 403.440.6629

Submit a separate covering letter and resume for each position you are applying for, quoting appropriate competition number to the address noted above.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If applying by email, please send your resume as an attachment, in either .doc, .docx or .pdf formats only

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.