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Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture in Integrated Design

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 10, 2023

Job Details

Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture in Integrated Design


Architecture Design

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

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 26,000 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 111-year history of educating architects who have made significant contributions to the state, region, and world.

Job Duties:
Teaching (40%)
The typical teaching expectation for tenure-track/tenure Architecture faculty is 15 credit hours per year. This equates to two 6-credit hour studios, and one 3-credit hour lecture or seminar per year. Candidates must also meet department expectations in terms of student advising.

Research (40%)
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.

Service (20%)
Serve the department, university, state, and the profession. This includes attending departmental meetings, participating in committees and boards, and performing select administrative departmental functions.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



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Contact Information to Applicants

Search Committee Chair
Prof. Chad Kraus

Position Number


Required Qualifications

For Assistant Professor:
  1. A Master's level degree in Architecture and five years of experience in architectural practice OR a PhD in Architecture.
  2. Demonstrated expertise in integrated design, via teaching, research, creative and/or professional work.
For Associate Professor, the above plus the following:
  1. An established record of teaching in integrated design studio that is consistent with the department's standards for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Architecture.
  2. An established record of research/create/professional work that is consistent with the department's standard for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Architecture.

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

commensurate with experience



Position Overview

The School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas invites applications for a tenure-track/tenure position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture with an emphasis in Integrated Design beginning in the fall of 2024.

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/or 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 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 (National Architectural Accrediting Board) accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program and its soon to be accredited Interior Architecture program. 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 above.

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 study abroad 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 Designbuild, Sports and Entertainment, Interior Architecture, Public Interest Design, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, and Smart Cities.

The School of Architecture and 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 design process 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 appointment.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

For more information and to apply, go to . A complete application will include the following items: 1) Letter of intent, including a statement outline their area of expertise, creative, and/or professional interests, and show how they see these contributing to degree programs in the Architecture Department at the University of Kansas; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Names and contact information (email included) for three references; and 4) A digital portfolio of professional, creative, and/or student work to demonstrate effectiveness of teaching. Candidates should provide link where the portfolio can be viewed and downloaded.

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 December 1, 2023, and will remain open until the position is filled.


University of Kansas

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