University of Manitoba; Faculty of Architecture - Department of Interior Design Instructor I

Faculty of Architecture

Department of Interior Design

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Instructor I in Interior Design – Position Number 30355

The Department of Interior Design invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I commencing September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible after that. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks an interior design educator with a commitment to innovative studio teaching and current design practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching studios and core courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and providing service including serving on committees and advising students. Outstanding candidates with expertise in one or more areas of the discipline, plus a commitment to the expanding practice of interior design, are encouraged to apply.

The terms of appointment for Instructor positions are set out in Article 34 of the Collective Agreement between the University and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) accessible at

Candidates will be reviewed in terms of the following criteria:

  • Professional degree in Interior Design and a Master’s degree in Interior Design or a related discipline are required
  • Potential to extend the Department’s capacity to offer design studios emphasizing current topics or emerging technologies in interior design is required
  • A record of broad engagement with the profession of interior design supported by a minimum of three years of full-time employment in the field is required
  • Evidence of compelling visual, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills is required
  • Current membership, or membership eligibility, with The Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (The PIDIM) is preferred
  • Professional interior design certification (NCIDQ) is preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively is an asset
  • Demonstrated commitments to social and environmental sustainability are assets
  • Demonstrated time-management and organizational skills are assets
  • Evidence Individuals holding a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply

(include leadership, innovation, emerging trends, current issues, resilience, adaptability, (emerging) areas of practice, sustainability, inclusion/equity/diversity, ,…….).  The University of Manitoba is a doctoral/research institution with 30,000 students and 9,000 faculty members and staff and has prepared graduates to become leading interior design professionals and educators since 1938. Our department has educated some of the most influential interior designers in the country and has developed the only First-Professional Master of Interior Design (MID) program in Canada. Our goal is to continue the tradition of preparing students for leadership in the interior design profession through our commitment to outstanding teaching, research, creative practice, and service.

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, with over 50 students in the MID program and approximately 50 students in the Environmental Design (Interiors Option) program.

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 and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applicants are requested to digitally submit a complete application package with the following:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • portfolio of professional, creative and/or student work
  • teaching statement (1-2 pages including values and approaches to teaching supported with examples)
  • name, address, and email address of three referees from whom confidential references may be obtained

Applicants are requested to submit their materials by July 12, 2021, and will remain open until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference and curriculum vitae, will be provided to members of the Search Committee and handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of the Manitoba "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (FIPPA). 

Please quote the above-noted position number and email the complete application to:

Kelley Beaverford

Head, Department of Interior Design

Chair, Interior Design Search Committee

Faculty of Architecture
Russell Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada, R3T 2N2



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