Faculty Searches in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota

College of Design, University of Minnesota

Design Justice is a new initiative within the College of Design, seeking to create space, policy, and practices that support the inclusion and retention of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as well as other communities who have been historically underinvested. Design Justice is supported by a group of individuals across design disciplines, known as the Collective, who are committed to anti-racism, decolonized pedagogy, and the liberation of communities who have been underinvested historically, in both design academia and the design industry. Areas of scholarship, teaching, and/or service will involve: anti-racism, racial justice, racial disparities, and/or racial discrimination; equity, power/privilege, and/or bias; benefits to the BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee populations; environmental and social justice; and/or other forms of studying and countering systemic oppression. Successful candidates for all positions will have the clear potential, demonstrated ability, and/or related scholarship to support our BIPOC and other marginalized communities.

We are seeking tenure-track candidates who are committed to advancing a scholarly, pedagogic, and/or service agenda specifically focused on design justice either through architectural design teaching, in their design studio pedagogy, and/or in research, practice or service to the discipline of architecture. Our primary selection criteria include excellence in the teaching of design studios supported by the strong promise of significant creative achievement in the field through design work, scholarship, research, professional practice, or a combination thereof.

This is a 100%-time academic year (9-month), tenure-track faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be supplemented by a generous start-up package to support advancement of scholarship and teaching that align with the tenure standards of the School of Architecture. The start-up package may include course release/s, graduate student assistant/s, and/or other means determined through dialogue with the department head. Applicants should be prepared to serve as a member of the Design Justice Collective for their first two years. Priority application deadline is November 15; however, applications will be reviewed until each position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2022. Regardless of the start date, selected candidates will receive the cluster experience.

For more info, see: UMN_Faculty Position in Design Justice

The School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota seeks candidates for two faculty positions in design. This includes one open rank position (tenure-track or tenure review-on-hire with the aim of filling the role of Director of Undergraduate Studies) and one Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship. Our primary selection criteria include excellence and innovation in design pedagogy supported by strong evidence of creative achievement in the field: design work, scholarship, research, professional practice, or a combination thereof. Successful candidates will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate studios and courses specific to the curriculum needs of the School of Architecture.

These are 100%-time academic year (9-month), tenure or tenure-track faculty positions. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be supplemented by a generous start-up package to support the advancement of scholarship and teaching. Priority application deadline is November 15, 2021; however, applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is August 2022.

For more info, see: UMN_SoA Design Faculty Searches.