Interior Design Instructor (One or More)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7089739 (Ref.No. scj-11880)
Posted: November 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, employees must have at least one of the following: 

1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND two years experience in the Interior Design field; OR 
2. Associate degree from an accredited college or university AND six years experience in the Interior Design field; OR 
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.

Applicants must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of: 

· Master’s degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture.
· Minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience in Interior Design.
 · Minimum of one (1) year of experience teaching courses in Interior Design at the post-secondary level.  
· NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and /or California Interior Design Certification (CID) or equivalent.
· Recent experience teaching Interior Design courses at the postsecondary level, including experience in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast-track, accelerated, etc.
· Experience in developing lower-division curriculum on the college/university level.
· Interior Design skills and knowledge to teach a wide variety of classes ranging from Interior Design Fundamentals to Advanced Studio course work including expertise with current industry-used software applications (AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe CC, and rendering applications).
· Knowledge of and an ability to integrate instructional technology in the classroom and to be able to use such technology to offer curriculum and student learning through diverse delivery modes, as appropriate.
· Knowledge of sustainable and WELL practices as they apply to interior design.
· Evidence of effective oral and writing communication skills.
· Commitment to professional development through practice, continuing education, or active membership in Interior Design professional organizations.
· Experience or ability in building community relationships, locating and supervising industry work experience for students, and maintaining effective communication with an advisory committee. 
· Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning styles and teaching techniques to create equitable outcomes and success for all students.                      
· Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities. 

Assignment Type:
Full Time, Tenure Track

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Transcript 1



Optional Documents

  1. Transcript 2

  2. Transcript 3

  3. Letter of Recommendation 1

  4. Letter of Recommendation 2

  5. Letter of Recommendation 3

  6. Other Doc

  7. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1

  8. License or Certificate







At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.