Assistant Professor, Department of Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) (504794)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services Public Health

Job Description


The San Francisco State University Department of Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in interior design beginning August 2022. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research is grounded in commitment to social and racial justice and includes program specific topics such as residential construction and interiors, commercial interiors, building codes and applications, and evidence based design development. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program.

The Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) Department has been active in addressing quality of life issues at San Francisco State University for over a century and has firm roots in providing quality education which addresses trends and issues that impact the lives of individuals, families, and communities. The department goal is to provide a transformative student experience which advances understanding of contemporary issues that influence food, shelter, clothing, and relationship needs. Implicit within the four FINA programs is a commitment to addressing racial and social justice through curricula, self-expression, student engagement, and example. The core of each of the FINA programs is to encourage critical thought, diverse ways of understanding, and the development of ethical professional practices which will enhance the quality of life for those who our students will serve.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body

• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice

• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio

• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;

• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and

• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in interior design, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing research scholarship program in one's area of specialty, mentoring junior faculty and faculty lecturers and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at

Qualifications: Required:

• Doctoral degree in interior design, architecture, housing, or closely related field. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.

• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

• Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works

• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresented communities.


• Record of teaching contributions in the area of interior design

• Active record of scholarship related to specialty area and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.

• Record of contributing to supportive and collaborative work environments

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Procedure A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to begin the application process and upload the following materials:

1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)

2. Curriculum vitae

3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU's diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.

Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Kelly Vuong, Department Coordinator at email San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

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 and questions may be sent to

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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