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Clinical Assistant Professor, Architecture - The Design School Herberger Institute for Design and th

Arizona State University at Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Aug 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Architecture Program in The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor beginning fall 2023.

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit

About The Design School

The Design School is the largest and most comprehensive school for design education, with programs ranked top 20 in the nation. From programs in architecture, landscape architecture and industrial design to interior design, urban design and visual communication, our students master the skills and research techniques needed for their future design professions through innovative, transdisciplinary methods. Our mission is to educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity and catalyze transformation for public good. By engaging in dynamic and ongoing discourse about the future of design education, we aim to create a school that is more relevant, collaborative and equitable. For more information on The Design School, visit

The Architecture Program has launched a new curriculum that has been designed to be inclusive and impactful. The program offers a professional Master of Architecture (MArch) degree both online and on ground, a four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Design (BSD) in Architectural Studies, and a Minor in Architectural Studies. In addition, the School supports two graduate research degree programs conferring respectively a Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment, and the Arts (PhD). We offer concurrent Master’s degree options with each of the other programs in The Design School. In addition, graduate students can pursue concurrent master’s degree options across ASU.

The Architecture Program seeks a colleague who will help further the mission of The Design School and ASU. The successful candidate should show potential to transform the discourse around construction and structures as related to building design and architecture, have the ability to teach in studio as well as lecture courses and seminars, and develop online content. These studios, lecture courses and seminars may be in both in the graduate and undergraduate programs. The candidate should be prepared to teach via in person, online, and hybrid formats.

We are particularly interested in someone who can teach construction so that students have an understanding and mastery of conventional construction to pursue innovation, can develop a deep intuition for structures without arduous mathematics, and can use new software to help understand the technical issues in their design work. The successful candidate is also expected to engage in service within the school, the university and the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • An accredited professional degree at the graduate level in architecture or an international equivalent; and
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or consult in architecture design studios and construction/structures courses; and
  • Potential to instruct in multiple modalities, including online, in-person and hybrid to both undergraduate and graduate audiences; and
  • Evidence of excellence and innovation in practice and teaching; and Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and service efforts.

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to individuals with:

  • Potential to contribute to the charter and mission of ASU, including our commitment to excellence and equity;
  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of architecture and socially responsible design practices, design build innovative construction technology, advanced structures, digital fabrication and robotics;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and teaching interdisciplinary design curriculum;
  • Professional experience and registration in architecture and/or engineering;
  • Clear interest in design-build practice, as well as online teaching and learning.

Instructions to Apply

Please submit:

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, teaching and professional experience; A curriculum vitae; A statement reflecting on the imperative of access and excellence in creative and educational environments; A portfolio of teaching, professional and creative work, including examples of students’ both studio and technical projects; Contact information for three references including name, e-mail address, and telephone number.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is October 5, 2023.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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