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Asst/Assoc/Professor of the Practice in Architecture

University of Kansas
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

Job Details

Job Title

Asst/Assoc/Professor of the Practice in Architecture


Architecture Design

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

Teaching (80%) (40% for 50% appointment)
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 and learning.

Service (20%) (10% for 50% appointment)
Serve the department, university, state, and/or the profession. This includes attending departmental meetings and participating in committees (as appropriate).

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and is the Title IX coordinator for all KU and KUMC campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Conditions of Employment

Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants

Search Committee Chair
Prof. Chad Kraus

Limited Term End Date


Position Number


Required Qualifications

For all levels, the following required qualification:
  1. A Bachelor's-level degree or higher in Architecture
For Assistant Professor of the Practice, the above plus:
  1. A demonstrated record of significant professional experience, totaling a minimum of three years.
For Associate Professor of the Practice, the above degree requirement, plus:
  1. A demonstrated record of significant professional experience, totaling a minimum of six years.
For a Full Professor of the Practice, the above degree requirement, plus:
  1. A demonstrated record of significant professional experience, totaling a minimum of ten years OR a Master's level degree in Architecture and a minimum of five years of professional experience.

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 part-time (50% appointment), non-tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Practice with expertise in one of the following areas: Historic Preservation, Health and Wellness Design, Computational Design, Designbuild, 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 Required Qualifications.

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 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 . 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 March 25, 2024, and will remain open until the position is filled.


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