Asst/Assoc Professor of Architecture in Integrated Design
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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 more than 28,000 students and offers
students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate
programs which include education, public health, medicine, law, the
humanities, and a number of 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
109-year history of educating architects who have made significant
contributions to the state, region, and world.
Typical teaching expectation for Architecture faculty is 15 credits
a year. This equates to two 6-credit studios, and one 3-credit
lecture or seminar per year. Meet department expectation in terms
of student advising.
Conduct research, creative, and/or professional work that focusses
on issues of integrated design. Disseminate this work through
peer-reviewed publications and conferences. Seek external funding
to support a focused research agenda.
Serve the department, university, state, and the profession
(primarily on committees and boards).
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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Contact Information to Applicants
Search Committe Chair, Professor Kent Spreckelmeyer
Required Qualifications for both Assistant and Associate Professor
- A professional degree in architecture.
- At least 5 years of professional experience in architectural
practice plus a post-professional graduate degree in
- Demonstrated record of research, creative, and/or professional
work that demonstrates expertise in integrated design.
- Demonstrated record of teaching in architecture design
Required Qualifications for Associate Professor candidates only:
- Established record of teaching an integrated design studio that
is consistent with the department's standards for promotion to the
rank of Associate Professor of Architecture.
- Established record of research/creative/professional work that
is consistent with the department's standard for promotion to the
rank of Associate Professor of Architecture.
The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas
invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position of
Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture with an emphasis
in Integrated Design beginning in the fall of 2023. 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 accredited Master of Architecture
(M.Arch.) program and its soon to be accredited Interior
The teaching responsibilities of this position will be focused on
studio instruction in the advanced integrated design studios in the
accredited Master of Architecture curriculum. The fourth-year
integrated design studios satisfy the primary NAAB performance
criteria in the areas of design synthesis and building integration
with concentration on coordination, building technical knowledge,
systems integration, human health, safety and welfare, and
professional practice. The successful candidate for this position
is expected to have significant professional and/or research
experience in advanced design technologies, building envelope
systems, methods of representation, and studio instruction. It is
also expected the candidate will possess skills and experience in
an aspect of architectural design focused on sustainability, urban
design, or digital fabrication techniques. 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
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
foreign-study 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 Design-Build, Sports and Entertainment,
Interior Architecture, Public Interest Design, Historic
Preservation, Sustainable Design, and Smart Cities.
The School of Architecture & 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 process of design 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 continuing 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 the appointment.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For complete information and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/23633BR
. Applicants should submit the following items: 1) Letter of
intent, including a statement outline their area of expertise,
research, creative, and/or professional interests, and show how
they see these contributing to the degree programs in the
Architecture Department at the University of Kansas; 2) Curriculum
Vitae; 3) Names and contact information (email included) of three
references; and 4) A portfolio of professional, research, and/or
creative work as well as student work (as applicable). Please
upload candidate package and indicate in the letter of intent a URL
to access the complete digital version of the portfolio.
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 21, 2022 and will remain
open until the position is filled.