Assistant or Associate Professor in Architecture, Urbanism, & Theory
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Architecture in the College of Design at Iowa State University (ISU) is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the open rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an expertise in Architecture, Urbanism, and Theory. The successful candidate will support the department through teaching and research that consolidates and expands upon that of the internationally recognized and widely published faculty hosted in the department.
Research and scholarship of applicants should engage with the interface between design, economy, environment and the political.Â Areas of specific expertise might include: architectural and urban responses to climate crisis; critical and historical perspectives on ornament and the architectural surface; political and/or feminist geographies of the city; architecture, infrastructure and big data; relations between landscape, territory and architecture; intersections of aesthetic, political and cognitive theory. The Department seeks an individual committed to advancing research, practice and pedagogy in such areas of expertise.Â The position will require applicants to maintain active scholarship consisting of peer-reviewed research, awards recognition, and externally funded research grants as appropriate to their field.
The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit a well-articulated and critical design pedagogy and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including design studio, lecture and seminar-based courses in their area of research expertise.
Relevant Architecture design experience.
Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate students at the university level.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates should hold a terminal degree at a Masters or PhD level, or its equivalent, in Architecture or a related field.
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Architecture is home to over 400 students and approximately 36 faculty offering two accredited degrees, a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, and a post-professional research degree: Master of Science in Architecture. The Department is housed within the College of Design alongside the Departments of Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Arts & Visual Culture, making it one of the most comprehensive design colleges in the country.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Ames enjoys all four seasons, has vibrant international community and has been ranked among the 10 best places to live in the nation and number 4 in the smartest cities in America. Des Moines, the state capital, is 30 minutes away and has been rated the #1 city for young professionals by Forbes Magazine.Â As of 2018, Iowa leads the nation in per capita wind energy production.
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1. Letter of Interest
2. Current curriculum vitae with
3. Contact information for three references
4. Research and pedagogical statement (selected examples of work may be included)
5. A portfolio/dossier with examples of teaching and research (20-page PDF, max 10 MB)
As a department and faculty that uphold the values of diversity, this appointment requires a commitment to an environment that supports diversity and inclusion. We invite all candidates to address these considerations in their submissions and letter of interest.
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.