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Tenure-Track Faculty or Professor of Practice in Architecture (Urbanism)

Employer
Belmont University
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024


Tenure-Track Faculty or Professor of Practice in Architecture (Urbanism)


We are now accepting applications for a qualified Tenure-Track Faculty or Professor of Practice in Architecture (Urbanism) at Belmont University.

Employment Type

Faculty

Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty)
Full-Time

Department

Architecture

Hours

N/A

Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:


The Department of Architecture in the O’More College of Architecture and Design at Belmont University seeks applications for a faculty position beginning August 1, 2024, either as a tenure-track faculty or professor of practice (see “Required Qualifications” below).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and teaching undergraduate courses with an emphasis on, but not exclusively, architecture in its larger contexts (urbanism of both larger cities and smaller towns)
  • Student recruitment, academic advising, mentoring, and retention
  • Scholarly and/or creative activity commensurate with rank appointment
  • College and university service

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements but are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned.

The successful candidate will pursue these aspects of faculty life and within an ecumenical, student-focused environment that brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

Currently in candidacy status with NAAB accreditation anticipated in 2025, the Architecture program offers a five-year B.Arch., a four-year B.S. in Architectural Studies, and a Minor. Engaged in courses and extracurricular activities stress the values of environmental and cultural stewardship, community service, and professional ethics, students benefit from an integrated curriculum that joins their learning across architecture’s sub-fields and throughout the campus, with special opportunities to emphasize philosophy, environmental science, and design for health care and the performing arts. The B.Arch. also preserves 18 credit hours for students to pursue diverse intellectual interests or a minor.

The Department of Architecture is housed within the O’More College of Architecture and Design (CAD), a creative community of architecture, fashion design & merchandising, and interior design that serves its undergraduate students by providing professionally oriented programs integrated with liberal arts-based education. The curricula of all programs benefit from the University’s Christ-centered ethos and general education core to develop students as whole persons. Our community of faculty, staff, and students is
  • Motivated by faith
  • Focused on intentional community
  • Dedicated to design for good
  • Engaged in creative ecosystems
  • Oriented toward innovation

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University comprises nearly 9,000 students from every state and over 30 countries. Nationally ranked and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation in higher education, the University offers more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and 8 doctoral degrees. With a focus on whole person formation and data-informed social innovation, Belmont is committed to forming diverse leaders of character equipped to solve the world’s complex problems. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu

Application Process:
For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. Complete applications will include:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • One-page essay (300-400 words) describing how the candidate’s Christian faith informs and influences their personal and professional life, their teaching philosophy, and how their faith will help them contribute to the achievement of Belmont’s “Aspirational Aim for 2030” (see https://www.belmont.edu/2030/index.html )

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, please submit all materials by January 30th.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Required Qualifications : Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

Required Qualifications:

A terminal degree in architecture or a closely related field (e.g., Ph.D., M.Arch., or foreign equivalent) or progress toward a terminal degree is required for appointment in a tenure-track position. Applicants without acknowledged terminal degrees but with a record of significant professional accomplishment will be considered for appointment as Professor of Practice.

For questions regarding the position and matters of rank, please contact Dr. Jhennifer Amundson, Dean of the O'More College - jhennifer.amundson@belmont.edu

As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who will support our mission and vision. As a Christ-centered and student-focused community, we aim to:
  • Form diverse leaders of character
  • Equip people to solve the world’s complex problems through teaching, research, and service
  • Be radical champions for helping people and communities flourish

During the application process, applicants will be asked to address how their Christian faith informs and influences their personal and professional life, and teaching philosophy, and how it will support their contributions to Belmont’s Aspirational Aims.

Required Education A terminal degree in architecture or a closely related field (e.g., Ph.D., M.Arch., or foreign equivalent) or progress toward a terminal degree is required for appointment in a tenure-track position. Applicants without acknowledged terminal degrees but with a record of significant professional accomplishment will be considered for appointment as Professor of Practice.

Required Experience List number of years of prior experience. If teaching experience required, list specific number of years required.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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