Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston

Assistant or Associate Professor – Emerging Construction Technologies

The University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), in partnership with the Department of Construction Management (CM) in the Cullen College of Engineering (CCE), invites applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Emerging Construction Technologies. This is a cross-college proposal for a Presidential Frontier Faculty hire within the Sustainable Communities and Infrastructure thrust. The CoAD has recently invested in developing two labs – The Construction Robotics and Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) Lab and the Keeland Design Exploration Lab – that are strategically coordinated to become national leaders for design innovation in the areas of advanced construction automation, sustainable building fabrication, and circular material research. This position seeks to broaden the impact of these labs and the two programs through synergistic collaborations between faculty, students, and industry partners.

Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in design, automation/autonomy, and sustainable construction materials. These areas align with UH’s Sustainable Infrastructure and Smart Cities research priorities. Specifically, the hire would work with the two labs of the CoAD and CM-CCE to develop construction automation projects using various sustainable materials such as 3D printed earthen materials and recycled plastics, carbon-negative timber assemblies, and lightweight composite structures. Candidates should have both practical experience with emerging construction technologies and the capacity to integrate these technologies into the curriculum through innovative teaching.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Apply at:

Applicants should provide the following:

    • A letter of interest responding to the outlined duties and qualifications
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Portfolio (professional work, academic work, publications, student work)
    • Contact information for three references

For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by January 8, 2024. The search committee will continue to accept applications until a suitable candidate is identified for the position. Rank and salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with the University of Houston’s national peer institutions in architecture. The successful applicant is expected to start in mid-August 2024. Apply:, posting number FAC003243.
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For further information or questions, please contact: Andrew Kudless, Search Committee Chair, and download the following advertisement in PDF format.