Instructor in Drawing Studio for Interior Design



Brief information about the School of Design & Architecture at ADA University

The School of Design and Architecture (SDA) is outlined in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano in the framework of Italy-Azerbaijan University initiative and will offer bachelor's, master's and non-degree certificate programs in Design, Architecture and Urban planning. ADA University is intertwined with the country’s plans where economic and cultural growth is leading the way. The urban areas are growing, and the country landscape and profile are evolving. Together with the leading agricultural sector, other productive sectors aim to evolve beyond oil-offering production towards promising new non-oil areas.

The School of Design and Architecture will share the polytechnic approach to Design, Architecture, and Urban Planning. Graduates will gain foundational disciplinary knowledge and practical experience - thanks to fundamental courses and the learning-by-doing educational approach that pursues up-to-date development lines in project-based design studios. The School of Design and Architecture offers an international level of study suitable for entering the job market as a junior architect or designer.

More information about SDA can be found at

Why applying for this position

The School of Design and Architecture is the place for constant education and innovation, where students will develop the knowledge and skills to contribute to the country’s goal. Indeed, the School of Design and Architecture will raise a new generation of Designers, Architects, and Urban Planners who will participate in the country’s progress, sharing and making the vision for it.  

For this purpose, the School of Design and Architecture will collaborate with public institutions to promote coordinated efforts toward progress, indicating priorities, developing projects, and anticipating future scenarios. Furthermore, the School of Design and Architecture will collaborate with local communities to promote the country’s development beyond Baku and with global partners to reach a multicultural environment and international status. 

Due to this ambitious program, joining SDA will be an opportunity for academic growth and engagement within a new international community of designers and architects.


  • Principal responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Interior Design.
  • We are seeking dynamic and energetic scholars who have a desire to work collaboratively in an international academic environment.


  • Candidates for Instructor position must have a Master Degree in Design or Architecture.
  • Experience in designing and teaching courses in the field of Interior Design and/or Architecture
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience at an accredited institution
Women and members of minority groups are strongly urged to apply.

Send letter of application (max 1 page), curriculum vitae, portfolio of selected students’ works (if available), list of publications and link/PDF to maximum three papers, summary of teaching evaluations (if available), and contact information of three references to

The cut-off date for application is 19 July 2024.


Details of the job position

Programme: Bachelor in Interior Design

Year: 1st

Disciplinary Area: Visual Cultures, Representation and Technical Drawing

Course (tbc): Drawing Studio for Interior Design

Semester: First

Start date: February 2025 (teaching starts September 2025) 

Description of the Disciplinary Area:

This core subject area develops students' theoretical knowledge of visual cultures and technical-practical skills of representation and communication, with fruitful reciprocal feeding. On the one hand, students have been introduced to the use of languages and the related tools and techniques necessary for the morphological, material, and functional representation of space (from manual drawing to digital representation, from photography to the production of study models and prototypes, from digital modeling of surfaces to parametric modeling, rendering and the related post-production of the generated images). Students learn the codes of representation at the different scales of drawing, digital image production and manipulation techniques, and production techniques for models and prototypes both manually and with digital fabrication.

Courses with different modules (see description below) are made up of two competencies-specific modules.

Applicants can apply to just one module within the course according to their competencies.

General Objectives of the Course

The first drawing studio provides the fundamental knowledge of the main tools and techniques of representation used in interior design. The studio aims at getting students to know and understand the principles of the different modes of representation for the project, starting from sketching techniques, and the application of the geometric bases of drawing (measurement, proportions, relationships) in the form/structure relationship; to know the tools and methods of 2D and 3D analogue representation as a language for representing ideas and design thought; to control the application of the three projective methods (orthogonal projections, axonometric and perspective); to know and know how to use the digital tools of basic 2D drawing.

This course is made up of two competencies-specific modules (i.e. Sketching and 2D visualization softwares, and CAD drawing and illustration). Applicants can include their preference based on required competencies.

Basic knowledge required to teach the course contents

Sketching and 2D visualization software module:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach students using of different graphic techniques of two-dimensional representation (sign, color) about the application of the tools of raster and vector digital graphics to the exercise of technical drawing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach students using use 2D software for designs conceptualization and development, with a particular focus to dedicated software for interior design.

CAD drawing and illustration module:

  • Ability to design and teaching students developing three-dimensional physical model (maquette) as a tool for studying and representing the project about the scale of the realization, the choice of appropriate materials, the elements to be emphasized, the level of abstraction and the overall language of the model, with the refinement of manual dexterity and the ability to process the materials used.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach students using use 2D software for designs conceptualization and development, with a particular focus to dedicated software for interior design.
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