The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas invites applications for two (2) tenure/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture positions.
- Historic Preservation Position (PDF)
Historic preservation has become a critical aspect of architectural practice and research as architects are required by local and federal legislation to design environments that respect and enhance the cultural, economic, and historic fabric of urban and natural environments. For this reason, it is vital that the professional curricula reflect the most current preservation research techniques and methods of application from the outset of the Master of Architecture degree program. This position will be central to coursework at the postgraduate level and in the predesign, professional practice, integrated design, and history sequences. It is the primary knowledge area in the accreditation criteria of history, social awareness, economic, and community development dimensions of architectural design. The faculty is committed to excellence in applying our knowledge and experience to educate the next generation of architects. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to its core purpose as described above.
- Integrated Design Position (PDF)
This position’s teaching responsibilities will focus on studio instruction in the advanced integrated design studios in the accredited Master of Architecture curriculum. The fourth-year integrated design studios satisfy the primary NAAB performance criteria in the areas of design synthesis and building integration with a concentration on coordination, building technical knowledge, systems integration, human health, safety and welfare, and professional practice. The successful candidate for this position is expected to have significant professional and/or research experience in advanced design technologies, building envelope systems, methods of representation, and studio instruction. It is also expected the candidate will possess skills and experience in an aspect of architectural design focused on sustainability, urban design, or digital fabrication techniques. The faculty is committed to excellence in applying our knowledge and experience to educate the next generation of architects. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to its knowledge and teaching as described above.
School of Architecture & Design
In addition to the M.Arch. and IA degrees, the Architecture Department also offers an MA in Architecture, a Ph.D., and multiple certificate programs. It has summer, semester, and year-long foreign-study programs around the globe. In addition to Studio 804, our Health and Wellness Design Institute, and the School’s Center for Design Research, the Architecture Department has recognized areas of expertise in Design-Build, Sports and Entertainment, Interior Architecture, Public Interest Design, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, and Smart Cities.
For complete information and to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/23633BR. Applicants should submit the following items: 1) Letter of intent, including a statement outlining their area of expertise, research, creative, and/or professional interests, and show how they see these contributing to the degree programs in the Architecture Department at the University of Kansas; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Names and contact information (email included) of three references; and 4) A portfolio of professional, research, and/or creative work as well as student work (as applicable). Please upload the candidate package and indicate a URL to access the complete digital version of the portfolio in the letter of intent.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented with the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less: Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Application review will begin November 21, 2022 and will remain open until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Search Committee Chair Professor Kent Spreckelmeyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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