Assistant Professor of Architecture - Design



Rice Architecture invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor with a focus in design.

Rice Architecture is a well-resourced, innovative school that promotes the interrelationship of practice and scholarship. We are committed to supporting and advancing the voices of architects in academia and producing research and creative practice at the highest level. We seek an outstanding design studio faculty member who can teach across our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as lecture courses and seminars in the member’s research area. The school is interested in a candidate with a clear line of inquiry who will contribute to the collective conversation of the faculty and the advancement of the field of architecture more broadly. We are particularly interested in historically underrepresented voices and welcome applicants whose work and lived experiences will expand our conversations, perspectives, and practices. Located in Houston, the fourth-largest and most diverse city in the US, Rice Architecture draws upon the city’s immense arts, culture, and industry, offering many opportunities for local and global engagement.

This position is available beginning fall 2023. Candidates should hold, at a minimum, a Master of Architecture degree or its equivalent; additional qualifications may include professional licensure or an advanced research degree. Degree requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences. Applicants with a commitment to creative practice are encouraged to apply, and should show a demonstrated capacity to foster an inclusive teaching environment and an ability to engage a community that puts a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The selected finalist will have exemplary teaching and professional experience, including a portfolio of inspiring and field-defining design work and/or body of scholarship. Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include a letter of interest with a brief overview of the candidate’s background, interests and approach to teaching and research, including contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; a focused selection of work highlighting design, research, and writing; example syllabi; and contact information for three references (up to 20 MB).

Additional information about Rice Architecture can be found at http://arch.rice.edu .

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