U. Oregon Sustainable Design + Technology Faculty Position

Faculty Position

Sustainable Design + Technology
The Department of Architecture seeks a creative and innovative faculty member for a full-time tenure-track position to teach in the department in the areas of sustainable design and technology, engaging critical contemporary urban issues such as livability, shelter, and environmental quality. The position is anticipated to be at the rank of assistant or associate professor, appropriate to the successful applicant’s experience. The appointment is anticipated to begin September 2017.


Research and Creative Work: Candidates are expected to pursue a well-defined research and/or creative practice agenda with a commitment to sustained inquiry into emerging issues in the field of sustainable design and technology. The department is committed to solving multi-faceted problems and furthering knowledge by researching issues and processes that give form to the environment.

Teaching: The teaching responsibilities of the position include design studios and lecture and seminar courses in integrated building design that contribute to the department’s professional programs and the Ph.D. degree program in Sustainable Design. The department is seeking candidates who address the synthesis of building design and environmental technologies in their teaching of lecture and seminar courses and design studios and have a strong interest in helping students learn to integrate technical systems into architectural design.


  1. Candidates must hold a graduate degree that may be in architecture, engineering, or an allied field; they must have at least one professional degree in architecture.
  2. Candidates must exhibit the capacity to develop a successful record of publication of research and/or creative/professional work.
  3. Preference will be given to candidates who have one or more of the following qualifications:
    • Experience in collaborative work in architecture and/or in a related field.
    • Professional architectural registration.
    • A record of successful publication of research and/or creative/professional work.
    • A record of successful previous teaching experience in architecture.
  4. The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Institutional Context

The University of Oregon is broadly committed to sustainable principles, with research and disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs in this area in design, business, law, the sciences and environmental studies. The Department of Architecture has been recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability since the 1960s. Faculty in the department are at the forefront of efforts to reduce energy use in buildings through research, policy formation and application to construction, and are committed to sustainability in all its multiple aspects.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 25,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.


Applications must include the following:a curriculum vitae;

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a 1 – 2 page letter of interest that should include a description of the candidate’s background, interests, relevant qualifications, and intentions in seeking this position, including plans for research/creative practice and a discussion of views about teaching;
  3. a portfolio (20 page maximum) that includes representative research/creative/professional work, evidence of design capability, and examples of teaching activity or potential;
  4. three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

To submit an application, please go to:
Please note: the portfolio should be submitted under “Additional Documents.”

Questions may be addressed to Nancy McNaught, Search Manager (mcnaught@uoregon.edu).
Review of initial applications will begin on January 9, 2017. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by that date. This position will remain open until filled.

The UO is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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