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Assistant Professor (Tectonics)

School of Architecture
Portland, Oregon
Salary commesurate with qualifications and experience and an excelent benefits package.
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Portland State University School of Architecture wishes to hire a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach structures with building technology and architectural design studio. Candidates will be expected to embrace the culture of making at the heart of our pedagogy through creative teaching strategies, critical perspectives and innovative practices. The appointment includes advising and mentoring congruent with creative and engaged instruction, including graduate design thesis.

The school has designed its pedagogy upon a creative engagement with the prevailing realities of the city as a primary means of cultural transformation, and perceives Portland as an urban laboratory for speculations into contemporary social and environmental issues. Taking place through interaction and collaboration with the communities at large, the school promotes theoretical exploration, critical dialogue and interpretive making with diverse media at multiple scales.

Portland State University School of Architecture offers a NAAB-accredited professional two-year Master of Architecture degree, a three-year track Master of Architecture, a four-year pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture, and Graduate Certificates in both Public Interest Design and Urban Design The candidate must be able to teach effectively across all levels and be fully engaged in the innovation of new pedagogic strategies and curricular development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Architecture
  • Candidates should demonstrate tangible instructional experience in teaching situations, including structures, building technology classes, and architectural design studio, with at least 3 years of teaching experience (equivalent to 2 years of full-time teaching).
  • Candidates must be able to articulate an existing, continuing research and/or creative agenda that expands the scholarly field of architecture and demonstrate how this will contribute to the enrichment of school pedagogy.

Questions regarding the search should be directed to search committee chair Travis Bell at

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