Architectural Assistant Professor

Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Architectural Assistant Professor

Faculty Tenure Track- 9 Month

College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED)

[Job #125147]

Kent Campus – Kent, OH


Opportunity: The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on design and an area of research and/or creative work related to the Architecture discipline. Candidates will be expected to engage in an active research agenda, including pursuing grant supported research upon joining the College. In addition to studio teaching, the successful candidate will offer undergraduate and/or graduate coursework and is expected to conduct research in their area of expertise.

Minimum requirements: The successful candidate must hold, at minimum, an accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree or its foreign degree equivalent, or a professional Bachelor of Architecture and a master’s degree in a related field. They should also demonstrate promise for teaching architectural design studios and other courses that productively engage their own research area and/or creative enterprise.

Our strategic hiring plan forecasts growth in enrollment and additional tenure track hires with an emphasis on furthering a diverse scholarly / research and design community dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders in the discipline. Kent State’s vision is “To be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.” The CAED is dedicated to realizing this vision through an education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing world and profession.

The CAED offers undergraduate programs in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Interior Design, and Construction Management complemented by graduate degree programs in Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, and Healthcare Design as well as a research-based Master of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design and a Master of Science in Construction Management. Additionally, cross-disciplinary research opportunities at both the college and university level are key to strategic relationships with regional industries and design practitioners alike. In addition to the College’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC), resources include new state of the art robotic and digital fabrication labs, growing international study opportunities, a progressive extra-curricular lecture and exhibition series, and campus partnerships with other units including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aeronautics and Engineering, School of Art, The Fashion School, School of Visual Communication Design, Liquid Crystal Institute, Environmental Science and Design Institute and the Design Innovation Initiative.

The CAED is a cornerstone of the University’s growing commitment to Design Innovation. Its 35 full-time faculty and administrators and over 1100 undergraduate and graduate students now occupy three exciting locations: the award-winning, Weiss Manfredi designed, John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design adjacent to downtown Kent; the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative on Playhouse Square in Cleveland; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

Located in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, with easy travel to New York City, Boston, and Chicago, Kent State University is a top tier ranked public, research university. The campus is situated in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas. These include recent buildings and landscapes designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, Foster and Partners, James Corner, Frank Gehry, Farshid Moussavi, Laurie Olin, Stanley Saitowitz and Rafael Viñoly.

Facilities available for research, collaboration, and teaching include a new lighting laboratory, material library, and fabrication laboratory (FabLAB) that includes woodworking tools, a metal shop, CNC milling, vacuum forming, multiple robotic arms, 3-D printing, laser cutting, environmental and material testing, and a full construction laboratory.

Please see the following websites for more information on Kent State University and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Application Process: Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: (search by position #125147). 

Applicants should also include:

  • Letter of interest with a concise overview of the candidate’s personal design research and teaching agendas
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio of creative work and one proposed course syllabus (20-pages, 10 MB max.)
  • List of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses

Questions may be directed to: Steven Rugare,, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 S. Lincoln St., Kent, OH 44242

Review of candidates will begin January 22, 2020. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by February 28, 2021.

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