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Assistant or Associate Professor of Architectural Design + Integrated Building Technology

University of Utah, School of Architecture
Utah, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Architecture (SoA) within the University of Utah's College of Architecture + Planning invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-line) in architectural design (studio) and technology (seminar/lecture). This position will be a full-time, nine-month appointment (1.0 FTE) to begin on July 1, 2022.

Position for an Assistant Professor will be tenure-track. If the successful candidate is seeking appointment as an Associate Professor with tenure, they will be expected to produce a more extensive dossier, demonstrating prior experiences in teaching, scholarly or creative work, and service. An expedited tenure review process will then occur after the offer but prior to the appointment.

The SoA offers an accredited Master of Architecture degree, as well as a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies. In the last several years, a new integrated curriculum has been developed with a sequence of immersive design studios with integrated courses (technology, research, theory, communication, etc.), building up from bachelor to master to a capstone experience of a student-driven individual design project prepared and supported by architectural research.

We are committed to teaching the practices of creative critical thinking, community engagement, design excellence, ecological resilience, global citizenship, leadership/collaboration, risk taking/exploration, and social equity.

Our work is interdisciplinary and integrated. We are known as champions of place-based engagement (including our signature design-build programs Design Build Utah @ Bluff and Design Build Utah @ Salt Lake), social justice, and environmental stewardship. We have taken on the role of convener of critical conversations, hosting national conferences, fostering community dialogues, publishing the critical journal Dialectic, and serving as a test bed for ideas on the university campus. We are risk takers and innovators, and we do so driven by our ethic of care, which underlies all we do in our teaching, scholarship and service. For more information, please visit

Position Description

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a background in comprehensive building design and the integration of technology in architectural design excellence. Candidates are expected to teach studio and hold lecture classes and seminars in their area of expertise (building technology, materials and methods, construction, systems integration, etc.) at both graduate and undergraduate levels. There will be a high level of integration with studio and other core courses, and the ability to take a leadership role in this area of the curriculum is critical for this position. Candidates will be expected to conduct research and/or produce creative work within an R1 university setting. Candidates applying for the Associate Professor position will be considered to serve as the Graduate Program Coordinator (with an additional stipend to be negotiated).

Minimum qualifications
  • An NAAB-accredited graduate degree in Architecture (e.g., Arch).
  • Previous academic teaching and/or professional experience (with examples).
  • Demonstration of research and/or creative
Preferred qualifications:
  • Architectural license/on the path to licensure, or a PhD in architecture (with focus on building technology, materials, structures, building systems or similar area).
  • Integration of architectural research with design projects.
  • Awards for teaching and/or

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Review of applications will begin December 6, 2022. However, the position will   remain open until filled.


Qualified applicants must submit

  1. A letter of intent including qualifications and areas of expertise/teaching The statement should also include candidate’s approach to diversity and inclusion within architectural education and profession.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Teaching philosophy (one page) and examples of student work.
  4. A scholarly/design portfolio including architectural design work and technological research (i.e. structures, materials, methodologies, construction, etc.) (8MB max or a link to a digital portfolio).
  5. Names and contact information of three references (with phone, mail and email addresses). References will not be contacted prior to receiving the candidate's consent to contact.

All materials should be uploaded via

Candidates may be asked to provide additional information during the search process.

Please address questions about the search for this position to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Patrick Tripeny: Questions pertaining specifically to the program may be directed to Chair and Professor Ajla Aksamija:

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and  does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

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