Assistant or Associate Professor - Architecture + Computation + Making

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Assistant or Associate Professor - Architecture + Computation + Making

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Oct 31, 2022

Clemson University School of Architecture College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities Assistant or Associate Professor in Architecture + Computation + Making.

The Clemson University School of Architecture CUSoA invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track/tenured position in Architecture + Computation + Making at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2023.

We seek a candidate who will demonstrate a research and scholarship agenda associated with the role of Architecture + Computation + Making. The typical teaching workload in the CUSoA is one design studio plus one seminar in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. The CuSoA fosters a rich culture of making, evidenced through teaching, research, and scholarship. Utilizing contemporary computational tools and workflows, this position presents the opportunity to galvanize our various Laboratories and Institutes. CUSoA is home to and partners with a diverse range of research institutes supported through our Digital Design Shop (DDS), Materials Lab, and Built Environmental Lab (BEL). This position will present opportunities to engage with our Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems, and Environments (IMSE), our Wood Utilization Design Institute (WUD), our Community Research and Design Center (CRDC), and our Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing.

About the CUSoA

The School of Architecture, part of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) that encompasses 8 other departments, celebrated its centennial in 2013. School facilities include the award-winning Clemson campus building designed by Clemson alumnus Thomas Phifer and satellite centers in Charleston, SC; Genoa, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. The school has approximately 500 students enrolled in the BA in Architecture, the Master of Architecture (M. Arch., and the MS in Architecture degrees). The School boasts an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment. Clemson’s M. Arch. program consistently ranks in or near the nation’s top 20 accredited graduate architecture programs, according to the Design Intelligence rankings, and consistently within the top 10 among public universities. Additional information about the School of Architecture can be found at

Clemson University is a top 25, Carnegie R1 public research university. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the land-grant institution of South Carolina with more than 27,000 students in over 200 degree programs. Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, the city of Clemson provides a small college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Greenville, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the CUSoA

In the last ten years the School of Architecture has increased the diversity in demographics both in faculty and students, but continues efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive environment. The architecture of South Carolina is consequently affected by the lack of diverse and inclusive voices in the profession. For the employment in local practices and firms, we are the main educators of future generations of registered architects in the state of South Carolina. It is imperative that this tenure-track candidate brings a diverse, inclusive, and equitable pedagogy and a progressive approach to teaching, as well as an understanding of how equal representation in professional practice has a direct impact on the communities least represented in this field. This candidate is expected to have a clear understanding of history and to embrace the emerging culture of inclusivity.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Accredited professional terminal degree in architecture or the international equivalent Master’s degree in architecture (or an allied discipline.)
  • An emerging trajectory for or established record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and/or creative work related to design and contemporary practice.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication in the English language.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching. 
  • A record of funded research and internationally recognized scholarship.
  • A strong record of creative professional practice experience. 
  • A strong record of service both in academia and to the profession.
  • Architectural licensure or Ph.D. in architecture or allied field.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication in a language other than English.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials to Interfolio:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest (maximum three pages) outlining the candidate’s accomplishments in the following areas:
    1. Teaching
    2. Research and Scholarship
    3. Service, Mentorship, and Outreach
    4. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Names and Contact information of three professional references
  • An annotated portfolio of research/scholarship/creative activities, professional work, and teaching as applicable with a maximum of 30 pages and 30 MB file size

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 1, 2023 and will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified for the position. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with Clemson’s national peer institutions in architecture.


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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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