Assistant/Associate Professor- Architecture (F#289)

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Date: May 17, 2022 Posting End Date: August 17, 2022

Position: Assistant/ Associate Professor Department: Architecture

Status: Full-Time

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President's commitment to Tuskegee University becoming "One Tuskegee", the ideal Assistant/ Associate Professor of Architecture will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities
This is a full-time tenure-track position; the faculty member will be involved in a full teaching load, academic advising, active research, and scholarship in architecture or related fields. TSACS encourages a holistic, culturally relevant teaching approach integrating community outreach, historic preservation, urban planning, and design. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are required to serve on committees, present clear research and teaching effectiveness plans, grant-writing and fundraising, and fully participate in the school's academic life.

    Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, field sites, or studios in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; advising terminal projects; and supervising independent study project. Professional development is an essential feature of effective teaching.Teaching courses in the new BA in Design degree program with concentrations in interior design, visual arts, and industrial design. Work with architecture faculty to implement new design projects/assignments in design studiosContribute to the existing range of courses and engage in an active research agenda (to pursue external research funding and publications) and meet a small number of service obligations (university, discipline, and community)Conduct work to create and add to knowledge in a field of architecture, which adds value to the school, including the advancement of new theories and principles; expansion and interpretation of existing ideas, theories, and principles; and improvement and application of knowledge, especially in new settings. Open dissemination and professional peer review are essential features of research productivity. Creative activity is inclusive of sustained artistic endeavors in design or production.Academic citizenship includes service on the school and departmental committees. Professional service implies academic and professional expertise to serve the profession, the community, and the university.
Architecture Requirements: Qualifications

    Ph.D. in Architecture or closely related field or Master's degree in Architecture, and /or professional licensure is preferred.Two or more years of professional practice and college teaching experience in a NAAB-accredited ProgramExperience with integrated practice, community outreach, and /or collaborative learningContribute to the existing range of courses and engage in an active research agenda (to pursue external research funding and publications)
    Demonstrated organizational and team-building skills, with the ability to foster productive relationships among students, faculty, alumni, local, and national professionalsDeliver undergraduate and teaching interdisciplinary courses in 151 - 5th year design studios, building economics, architecture theory, and urban planningWork conducted to create and add to knowledge in a field of architecture which adds value to the school, including the advancement of new theories and principles of designExpansion and interpretation of existing ideas, theories, and principles; and improvement and application of knowledge, especially in new settingsAcademic citizenship includes service on the school and departmental committeesProfessional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve the profession, the community and the universityEngage in an active research agenda to pursue external research funding and publicationAbility to teach in both face to face and virtual/online environmentsEmbrace and engage in cultural relevance teaching and interdisciplinary design projects within the department of architecture.
Minimum Qualifications

    Master's degree in Architecture (BArch) and have a minimum of 2 years of recent full-time experience in the practice of architecture as a licensed architect.

Preferred Qualifications

    Master's degree in Architecture (BArch)Licensed architectAbility to teach in both face to face and virtual/online environmentsEvidence of successful teaching and advising at the undergraduate levelAbility to advise student competition teams and student organizationsEvidence of research and scholarship in the areas of interestMust have at least 2-years of teaching experience in an accredited architecture program
Commensurate with education, training, and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

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Working at Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses.

Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.

The academic programs are organized into five colleges and two schools:

(1) The College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences;

(2) The Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science;

(3) The College of Engineering;

(4) The College of Arts and Sciences; 

(5) The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health;

(6) The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science; and

(7) The School of Education.

The curricula for these colleges and schools currently offer over 50 degrees including 39 Bachelor's, 13 Master's, 2 Doctor's of Philosophy: one in Materials Science and Engineering, and one in Integrative BioSciences, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduate instruction leading to the Master's degree and Doctor of Philosophy Degree is offered in three of the five colleges.

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); and the following programs are accredited by national agencies: Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. Of special note is the fact that Tuskegee University is the only independent, historically black university with four engineering programs that are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), the major accrediting body for the engineering sciences. Also, Tuskegee University's Chemistry program is one of only a few among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) that is approved by the American Chemical Society. Furthermore, the Dietetics Program is approved by the American Dietetic Association and the Food Science Program is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists.

Tuskegee University was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark (April 2, 1966), and the only black college to be designated a National Historic Site (October 26, 1974), a district administered by the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of Interior.

Special features in Tuskegee University's program include: The General Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education, honoring America's first black four-star general who was a Tuskegee University graduate, and housing the nation's only Aerospace Science Engineering program at an HBCU; Media Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, with state-of-the-art video up-link and down-link, intra-school communications, audio/visual, graphics, photography and document production; The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, a state-of-the-art hotel and meeting facility for educational, business and cultural events; The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, a distinctive research, teaching and outreach program that addresses issues of ethics and public policy in the treatment of people of color and rural Americans in health care.

Other special features which enhance the educational and cultural environment of the University include: The Booker T. Washington Monument, "Lifting the Veil," which honors the University's Founder; the George Washington Carver Museum (named for the distinguished scientist who worked at Tuskegee), which preserves the tools and handiwork of Dr. Carver; the Tuskegee Archives, a chief center for information on the challenges, culture and history of Black Americans since 1896; The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza, commemorating the historic feats of America's first black pilots, who were trained at Tuskegee University; The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Center, and the Center for Continuing Education – a nucleus for continuing adult education.

Over the past 125 years since it was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee University has become one of our nation's most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it focuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African American community, it is open to all.

Tuskegee's mission has always been service to people, not education for its own sake. Stressing the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind, Dr. Washington's school was soon acclaimed--first by Alabama and then by the nation for the soundness and vigor of its educational programs and principles. The solid strength has continued through the subsequent administration of Dr. Robert R. Moton (1915-1935), Dr. Frederick D. Patterson (1935-1953), Dr. Luther H. Foster (1953-1981) and Dr. Benjamin F. Payton (1981-2010). In August 2010, Dr. Charlotte P. Morris assumed the role of Interim President of the University. She is the first female to serve at the helm of Tuskegee University, and only the second Interim President for the institution. Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon served as the 6th president of Tuskegee University from November 1, 2010 to October 19, 2013. Dr. Matthew Jenkins served as Acting President from October 19, 2013 to June 14, 2014. Dr. Brian L. Johnson assumed the role of 7th Tuskegee University President on June 15, 2014.

Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approximately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical facilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus on which sits more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million.

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