Winthrop University

Adjunct Faculty – Interior Design


The Department of Design at Winthrop University, one of four units within the University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, enjoys a long and distinguished history offering outstanding interior and visual communication design programs. The Interior Design program seeks a qualified part-time faculty member with experience teaching at the post-secondary level, who possesses a desire to closely interact with committed students. NCIDQ certification and a portfolio of completed projects (with description of involvement and scope) is preferred. A willingness to interact with full-time faculty, teach within a structured curriculum, and develop course content is expected.

About the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Winthrop University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is the academic home to approximately 600 undergraduate students majoring in dance, design, fine arts, music and theatre, and approximately 50 graduate students in six graduate programs and one post-baccalaureate certificate program. The College currently has 52 full-time instructional faculty and 50 part-time lecturers, practicing professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area. Winthrop’s academic programs are nationally accredited by NASAD, NAST, NASD, NASM and CIDA. In addition, Winthrop’s arts education programs (art, music, theatre, and dance) are accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

About Winthrop University
Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.


  • Master’s degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Architecture; or a Bachelor’s degree from a CIDA-accredited program with at least 3 years’ experience in the profession.
  • Willingness to collaborate, communicate, and contribute to the department and program.

Background Check Statement: Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Application Instructions

For inquiries, contact Chad Dresbach, Chair of Design, at dresbachc@winthrop.edu. Qualified and interested applicants are asked to apply via Interfolio and upload the following documents:

  • a letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • unofficial transcripts

Education / Training

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