Assistant Or Associate Professor at Mississippi State University

JOB NO:499435
POSITION TYPE:Full-Time 9-Month
DEPARTMENT:020100 – School of Architecture
LOCATION:Main Campus – Starkville, MS

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The School of Architecture (housed in the College of Architecture, Art + Design) is a 5-year bachelor of architecture (B.Arch) degree granting program engaged in the issues of our time. We offer unique opportunities for innovative teaching, creative research, and substantive interdisciplinary collaboration; including the pioneering Collaborative Studios with the Building Construction Science program in the College. We pursue these commitments with a diverse faculty, all of whom teach both in the design studios and in the area of their specialization. We are deeply committed to the challenges of twenty-first century architecture; ecological and cultural sustainability, craft of making and building, collaborative practice and integrated project delivery, as well as creativity, criticality, and abstraction. All of these issues are intertwined in our research and teaching.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2020

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach in various levels of architectural design studios and courses while productively engaging in peer-reviewed scholarly research and/or activities.

Successful candidates shall receive a recurring 9-month appointment throughout the tenure-track process. The typical faculty workload consists of teaching a combined total of fifteen credit-hours per academic year. Annual teaching responsibilities include two (6 credit-hour) design studios (1 studio/per semester) and one (3 credit-hour) seminar or lecture-based course to be offered in either the fall or spring semester.

A Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity Doctoral University, Mississippi State is ranked among the National Science Foundation’s top 100 research institutions. Successful candidates will pursue a research agenda that has the potential to create a national reputation. To support their research, successful candidates will receive a research start-up package.

Service to the institution, including committee assignments and/or public outreach activities, is also expected of successful candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

Professional architectural degree and a master’s degree in architecture or related field.

Level of appointment commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

Yes, for Assistant Professor

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional architectural registration or a PhD degree in a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Successful candidates will have qualifications to support design-studio teaching (in a NAAB accredited program) and have an established research agenda in one of the following areas: 1) Active Building Systems; 2) History and/or Theory.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Standard office and professional environment.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, portfolio, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.

All applications should be addressed to: Prof. John Poros, Faculty Search Committee Chair, School of Architecture, Mississippi State University. Application PDF package must include: 1) Cover letter with a statement describing the candidate’s approach to teaching design studio along with areas of teaching, research, and creative objectives; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) PDF Portfolio of scholarly and/or creative work; and 4) List of three references with telephone and email addresses. [NOTE: Portfolio MUST be packaged in one single PDF file; file size must be 25MB or smaller; do not upload ‘zipped’ files.]

Review of materials for both positions will begin on December 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.