Professor of the Practice in Architecture
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
The typical teaching expectation for Professors of Practice in
Architecture is 6 credit hours per semester. This equates to one
6-credit hour studio or two 3-credit hour courses per semester.
Specific course assignments and locations are at the discretion of
the Chair of the Architecture Department, although candidates may
be consulted about their preferences.
Teaching typically, but not exclusively, involves being an
instructor of record for courses, but may include team teaching,
carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning
outcomes, or other activities to implement innovations in teaching
Serve the department, university, state, and/or the profession.
This includes attending departmental meetings and participating in
committees (as appropriate).
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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Conditions of Employment
Contact Information to Applicants
Search Committee Chair
Prof. Chad Kraus
Limited Term End Date
- A Master's level degree in Architecture.
- A demonstrated record of significant professional experience,
totaling a minimum of 5 years.
Advertised Salary Range
commensurate with experience
The School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas
invites applications for a part-time (50% appointment),
non-tenure-track position of Professor of Practice with expertise
in one of the following areas: Historic Preservation, Health and
Wellness Design, Computational Design, Design-build, Sports and
Entertainment Design, or Housing, beginning in the fall of 2024.
Candidates are expected to maintain an active practice and continue
to be engaged in design practice while teaching.
The teaching responsibilities of this position will be focused on
studio instruction in the accredited Master of Architecture
curriculum. The successful candidate for this position is expected
to have significant professional experience as outlined in the
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 Design-Build, 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 continual 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.
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 over 26,000 students and offers
students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate
programs including education, public health, medicine, law, the
humanities, and many 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.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For more information and to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/26398BR
. 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 November 13, 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.