Howard E. LeFevre ’19 Emerging Practitioner Fellow

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Job Title:Howard E. LeFevre ’19 Emerging Practitioner Fellow

Department:Engineering | Knowlton School of Architecture Administration

Howard E. LeFevre ’19 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship



The architecture section of the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University seeks candidates for the Howard E. LeFevre ‘19 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship. The annual fellowship offers the opportunity and resources for an emerging practitioner to pursue an advanced research project directed toward expanding the boundaries of the discipline. Past fellows have explored a broad range of topics relative to contemporary issues in the discipline and its cultural context. Since 2000, the LeFevre Fellowship has supported architects and designers with a range of research interests, including history, theory, contemporary culture, media, technology, material assembly, and advanced digital techniques. We seek candidates to continue the tradition of supporting innovative research centered on topics relevant to the continued evolution of disciplinary practice.

Situated within a major research university with state-of-the-art facilities, the Knowlton School provides a unique environment for innovative design research and critical inquiry. The Knowlton School enjoys the resources of the university and a metropolitan area of approximately two million people. This Fellowship offers the successful applicant a 9-month fellowship to investigate and develop a research project and to teach in the architecture program. The applicant awarded the Fellowship will be asked: 1. To teach design studios in which ideas related to their project are considered within the disciplinary context of architecture, and 2. To prepare and present a public exhibition. The Fellowship provides a salary for teaching, a paid Graduate Research Assistant, and a separate budget for research/project materials.

Education and Experience Requirements

Required: Master’s degree in Architecture or a related field

Additional Information:

How to Apply

Application materials must include the following:

  • Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a summary of your academic background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
  • Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
  • Attachment 3: Portfolio of creative work/scholarship (30 pages maximum).

A list of three references upon request.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Stephen Turk (

Application Review

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024, and invitations for visits will begin shortly after. The search will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted, until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date of the position is no later than August 2024. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. General information about the Knowlton School can be found at:

School Overview

Located in the award-winning Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects-designed building on The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus, the Knowlton School fosters a singular environment for innovative design research and critical inquiry within its three sections: architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning. As part of the College of Engineering, the Knowlton School enjoys the benefits of a large research institution including collaborative relationships with departments in engineering, design, ecology, history, as well as the Wexner Center for the Arts. The school’s ongoing catalogue of special programs includes the Baumer Visiting Professorship, the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, a lecture series, gallery exhibitions, and the Source Books series. Architecture has approximately 420 students, 19 full-time and 15 auxiliary faculty members.

Architecture Section Overview

Founded in 1899, the Architecture Section at the Knowlton School occupies a distinct place in U.S. architectural education. A strong design culture and pioneering work with technology is the foundation of its educational mission—this has long informed its culture of making. Knowlton Architecture today seeks to have an impact, intertwining aesthetic explorations with questions of social and environmental importance. It is through this intersectional and entangled thinking—cultural production and society, climate and aesthetics—that students design for better and more inclusive futures. The section’s catalogue of special programs includes the Baumer Visiting Professorship, the Trott Visiting Professorship, the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, a lecture series, gallery exhibitions, and the Source Books in Architecture series. The architecture section comprises 420 students, 19 full-time and 15 auxiliary faculty.

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Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.

Location:Knowlton Hall (0017)

Position Type:Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:40

Shift:First Shift

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