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International Interior Design Association

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Educator of the Year Application Requirements


Who Should Enter

Current full-time instructor with a minimum five years of experience in a post-secondary program of interior design education at any university or recognized school of interior design.

Materials Required

Candidate Statement: 500-700 words, referencing his/her career achievements in the following areas:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Innovation in teaching techniques or projects/course development
  • Student mentorship
  • Contributions to the profession of Interior Design and interior design professional organizations
  • Contributions to the field through creative scholarships or the publication of scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in interior design education and the community-at-large

Curriculum Vitae

Four letters of recommendation: Letters must be from individuals who know the candidate well and can support the candidate’s qualifications and achievements.

  • One letter from the candidate’s design school chair or program coordinator
  • One letter from an educator who has worked directly with the candidate
  • Two letters from two students either currently enrolled in the candidate’s program or recently graduated

One headshot (4”X6” or 5”X7”): Only JPG files are accepted. Image file must not exceed 1MB in size.

Completed Application: Submit all application materials by completing the online application no later than Friday, March 30, 2018

Contact Information

For more information, contact Karen Kiell, senior director of member services, at or 312.379.5171.