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
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 http://soa.cap.utah.edu.
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).
- An NAAB-accredited graduate degree in Architecture (e.g.,
- Previous academic teaching and/or professional experience (with
- Demonstration of research and/or creative
- 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
- 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
Qualified applicants must submit
- 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
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Teaching philosophy (one page) and examples of student
- 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
- 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 https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/123393.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions pertaining specifically to the program may be directed to
Chair and Professor Ajla Aksamija: email@example.com.
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
This position may require the successful completion of a
criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.