University of Manitoba - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Department of Interior Design

Position #: 26765


The Department of Interior Design at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will focus on delivering innovative design studios and core courses in at least one other area of expertise related to interior design. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019, or soon as possible after that.

The successful candidate will teach interior design studios and core courses in one or more of the following areas: interior detailing and construction, fabrication or another emerging area in the discipline of interior design. The successful candidate will have an independent research agenda related to interior design, supervise graduate students, and participate in departmental and faculty-wide activities. The Department is interested in candidates with a passion for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates must hold a professional degree in interior design and a master’s degree in interior design or a related discipline. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential for teaching and research through experience, scholarship or critical practice. The candidate should show excellent visual, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and have at least three years of professional practice experience. Applicants should be members, or be eligible for membership, with the Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM). Applicants holding a Ph.D. or professional interior design certification (NCIDQ) are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Interior Design has a long history of leadership including the development of the only CIDA accredited Masters of Interior Design program in Canada. The University of Manitoba has educated many influential interior designers in practice and education today.

The Faculty of Architecture has an undergraduate Environmental Design program; graduate programs in Interior Design, Architecture, City Planning, and Landscape Architecture; and a Ph.D. in Planning and Design. There are over 500 students registered in the Faculty of Architecture. The Faculty is home to exceptional facilities including the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, the Product Catalogue Collection Library, FABLab, Workshop, CADLab and designated studio areas.

Located on original lands of Annishanabee, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation, the University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university and a member of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities. It is home to almost 30,000 students, more than 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

Winnipeg is a vibrant prairie city of 700,000 with an entrepreneurial spirit and a rich architectural history.

Applicants should submit confidential inquiries and their application materials by email to Kelley Beaverford, Head, Department of Interior Design at

The electronic application must include the following:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae/resume
  • statement of teaching and research interests
  • a portfolio of student, creative and professional work
  • names of three (3) references.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will be considered beginning March 1, 2019. The position will be open until filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the

protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba)" Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

If applying through UM Careers, please do not click “apply” to submit your materials online. Applicants should forward their application by email to


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