Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture - Technology



Building Technology Faculty

Rice Architecture invites applications and nominations for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of associate or assistant Professor. The selected candidate will bring expertise in building technology and contribute through research and teaching in the area of either environment/energy or materials/construction. In both areas, technology is viewed as a catalyst for explorations that advance the applicant’s research while connecting inward and extrapolating outward the potentials of architecture.

At Rice, the relationship between scholarship and practice is vital, as is the expectation to produce research and creative work of the highest caliber. Applicants should bring a distinct voice, present a clear line of inquiry, participate in the collective conversation of the faculty, and contribute to the advancement of the field of architecture more broadly. The selected finalist will help shape the technology curriculum—in the areas of materials, construction, building physics, energy or environment—teaching foundational and advanced courses in building technology while also contributing to design studio culture. To that end, an ability to bridge quantitative and qualitative forms of research is indispensable, as is the capacity to work across scales from the building to the urban and larger environment. Applicants whose research engages in the creation of a more just and sustainable environment are especially of interest.

The position is available beginning fall 2023. We especially encourage applications from historically underrepresented voices, and we welcome interest from those whose work and lived experiences will expand our conversations, perspectives, and practices. Applicants should hold, at a minimum, a Master of Architecture degree or its equivalent; additional qualifications may include professional licensure or an advanced research degree, such as a Ph.D. Degree requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences. Applicants should have exemplary teaching, research and/or professional experience, including a portfolio of field-defining work and body of scholarship. Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should 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 creative work, research and writing; example syllabi; and contact information for three references.

Located in Houston, the fourth-largest and most diverse city in the US, Rice University draws upon the city’s world-class context of arts, culture, and industry. Rice Architecture’s position within a top tier research university allows us to draw extensively from other disciplines to forge new territories of speculative practice and collaboration, particularly in Rice’s environmental studies program. Additional information about Rice Architecture can be found at http://arch.rice.edu .

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