Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture in Integrated
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 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.
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.
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. This
includes attending departmental meetings, participating in
committees and boards, and performing select administrative
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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Contact Information to Applicants
Search Committee Chair
Prof. Chad Kraus
For Assistant Professor:
- A Master's level degree in Architecture and five years of
experience in architectural practice OR a PhD in Architecture.
- Demonstrated expertise in integrated design, via teaching,
research, creative and/or professional work.
For Associate Professor, the above plus the following:
- 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.
- 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.
Advertised Salary Range
commensurate with experience
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 https://employment.ku.edu/academic/26402BR
. 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
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.
Application review will begin December 1, 2023, and will remain
open until the position is filled.
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.