Position OverviewThe School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure-track positions of Assistant Teaching Professor of Architecture, with expertise in one of the following areas: Historic Preservation, Health and Wellness Design, Computational Design, Designbuild, Urban Design, Integrated Design, Sports and Entertainment Design, or Housing, beginning in the fall of 2024.
The teaching responsibilities of this position will be focused on studio instruction in the accredited Master of Architecture curriculum. The successful candidate for this position is expected to have significant professional and/or teaching experience, particularly in design studio instruction, as outlined in the Required Qualifications.
The Architecture Department faculty’s core purpose is to prepare new practitioners in the design of the built environment, and for the path to architectural licensure. It seeks ways by which humanity can inhabit this planet in a sustainably healthy way. It does so primarily through its NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program and its soon to be accredited Interior Architecture program. The faculty is committed to excellence in applying our knowledge and experience in educating the next generation of architects. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to its knowledge and teaching as described above.
In addition to the M.Arch and IA degrees, the Architecture Department also offers an MA in Architecture, a PhD, and multiple certificate programs. It has summer, semester, and year-long study abroad 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 Designbuild, Sports and Entertainment, Interior Architecture, Public Interest Design, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, and Smart Cities.
The School of Architecture and Design is dedicated to inclusive, diverse, and equitable learning, teaching, and working environments for its community of students, staff, and faculty. We believe that the design process is elevated when differences are respected, ideas are shared, and people are connected. We recognize that all people should have a say in the creation of their own environment. We aspire to advance the culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and representation at the School of Architecture and Design. This task demands a collaborative approach and one that integrates culturally competent protocols and policies in our everyday ideas, thinking, and practices. In a continual effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of appointment.
Founded in 1865, the University of Kansas is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral research university and one of the public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls over 26,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate programs including education, public health, medicine, law, the humanities, and many allied social science disciplines. Situated in the historic, diverse, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, Kansas, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area, the University of Kansas’ Department of Architecture has a 111-year history of educating architects who have made significant contributions to the state, region, and world.Job DescriptionTeaching (70%)
The typical teaching expectation for Teaching Professors of Architecture is 12 credit hours per semester. This equates to two 6-credit hour studios, or a combination of one studio and two 3-credit hour courses per semester. Candidates must also meet department expectations in terms of student advising. Specific course assignments and locations are at the discretion of the Chair of the Architecture Department, although candidates may be consulted about their preferences.
Teaching typically, but not exclusively, involves being an instructor of record for courses, but may include team teaching, carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning outcomes, or other activities to implement innovations in teaching and learning.
All faculty members are expected to have established, posted office hours of at least four hours per week and be available to their students for advising outside of class and to participate in advising during pre-enrollment periods.Research (10%)
Conduct research, creative, and/or professional work; such activity may involve documenting and disseminating the results of inquiries into improving teaching and learning. Disseminate this work through peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and workshops.Service (20%)
Serve the department, university, state, and the profession. This includes attending departmental meetings, participating in committees, and performing select administrative departmental functions.Required Qualifications
- A Master's level degree in Architecture
- A demonstrated record of teaching architecture design studios and/or a demonstrated record of professional experience.
Additional Candidate InstructionsFor more information and to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/26410BR
. A complete application will include the following items: 1) Letter of intent, including a statement outline their area of expertise, creative, and/or professional interests, and show how they see these contributing to degree programs in the Architecture Department at the University of Kansas; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Names and contact information (email included) for three references; and 4) A digital portfolio of professional, creative, and/or student work to demonstrate effectiveness of teaching. Candidates should provide link where the portfolio can be viewed and downloaded.
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 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 13, 2023, and will remain open until the position is filled.Contact Information to ApplicantsSearch Committee Chair
Prof. Kapila Silva
email@example.comAdvertised Salary Rangecommensurate with experienceApplication Review BeginsMonday November 13, 2023Anticipated Start DateSunday August 18, 2024Apply to Job