Lecturer/Assistant OR Associate Professor/Professor in Interior Design (2 posts), University of Kurdistan Hewlêr 



The University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) is the first and only public, English-medium, and independent University in Iraq.  The University was founded in 2006 by the current President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, His Excellency Nechirvan Barzani.  It is dedicated to being the region’s leading centre of excellence in research and teaching and is committed to the dissemination and application of knowledge to further the industrial, economic, cultural, environmental and social development of the region.

Over the past fifteen years it has grown to over 2,200 students and around 180 staff.   UKH currently offers degrees across Business and Management Sciences, Political Sciences and International Relations, Pharmacy, Computer Science and Engineering, Natural Resource Engineering and Management, and Medicine.

UKH is expanding its academic portfolio to include undergraduate and taught postgraduate provision in Interior Design. This new development complements the University’s existing provision in Architectural Engineering and aims to meet significant local demand for high quality education in this field. Interior Design will be located in the School of Science and Engineering.

The appointee(s) will contribute to the development and validation of the new BA and MSc programmes in Interior Design and will deliver a range of modules on the new programmes. The appointees will be expected to undertake programme leadership responsibilities and ensure the smooth and successful establishment of this new discipline in the University’s academic portfolio.

Successful candidates will be well qualified interior designers with either an established research and professional practice profile or the capacity to develop such a profile. The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications and experience and will be based on the University’s criteria for academic rank.

Candidate Pack

University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH)


Applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter, should be sent to ukhdesign@minervasearch.com no later than Wednesday 31 July 2024.

The interview date is to be confirmed.