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Assistant Professor of Architecture

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 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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Assistant Professor of Architecture

Job no: 527576
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design

Department: Department of Architecture
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
Applicant review begins January 3, 2022; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
A digital document in PDF or JPG format including the following:
  • A current CV;
  • A short narrative description of the candidate's background, professional/teaching interests, and qualifications for the position including a statement on equity and inclusion (per position profile);
  • A portfolio of representative products of the candidate's creative work and research, which may include professional projects and/or publications and examples of teaching materials and student work.
  • At least three references with addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please indicate professional and/or academic relationship to each.

    Position Announcement
    The Architecture Department at the University of Oregon is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in Mass Timber Design and Construction to begin Fall 2022. Candidates should have the potential to make a strong contribution to the design and technical areas of the curriculum and to pursue a well-defined research and/or creative practice agenda with a commitment to sustained inquiry into emerging issues in the field of Mass Timber Design and Construction, including digital fabrication, robotics and prototyping, innovative building design and enclosure systems, net-zero or carbon negative design, and mass timber product development.

    Candidates are expected to develop and teach innovative design studios, lecture courses and seminars in integrated building design in the department's professional programs, the new MS degree focus in Mass Timber Design and the Ph.D. degree program in Sustainable Design. The department is seeking candidates who address the synthesis of building design and sustainable technologies in their teaching and research and have a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. In particular, candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to the Department's participation in the TallWood Design Institute (TDI), a partnership of the University of Oregon's College of Design and Oregon State University's Colleges of Forestry and Engineering focused on the advancement of timber design and manufacturing through research, testing, outreach and education ( A successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in research funding and the state-of-the-art A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory through TDI.

    Department or Program Summary
    The Department of Architecture is located within the School of Architecture & Environment (SAE), part of the College of Design at the University of Oregon, an Association of American Universities member and tier-one research institution in the Pacific Northwest that is ranked “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The School of Architecture & Environment offers doctoral degree programs in architecture and landscape architecture, graduate degrees in historic preservation, fully accredited graduate and undergraduate professional degrees in architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture, and concurrent graduate degree programs.

    The University of Oregon is broadly committed to sustainable principles, with disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs in this area in design, business, law, the sciences and environmental studies. The Department of Architecture has been recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability since the 1960s. Faculty in the department are at the forefront of efforts to reduce energy use in buildings through research, policy formation and application to design and construction, and are committed to sustainability in all its multiple aspects. For more information on the school and department, please visit:

    The School of Architecture & Environment includes the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Architecture departments on the University's Eugene, Oregon main campus. The campus is located about 65 miles from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains and 110 miles south of Portland. With visionary leadership in urban design and transportation policies, Portland is the urban laboratory for the Department of Architecture and the Historic Preservation program. Portland has the highest concentration of mass timber projects in the U.S. and is the U.S. epicenter of mass timber design. Both Portland and Eugene are socially-progressive, bike-friendly, and family-friendly cities with ambitious goals for carbon emissions reduction and for community wellbeing.

    The College of Design is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment to all perspectives, and has initiated a Diversity Plan and a Dean's Fellow for Diversity who is charged with implementing the College's Diversity Action Plan to broaden perspectives and conversations. The School of Architecture & Environment's Design for Spatial Justice Fellowships bring in scholars with a range of research, teaching and lived experiences. The University of Oregon has set forth Roadmap for a Fully-Inclusive and Resilient Campus, is home to the Many Nations Longhouse, the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network, and the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center.

    Minimum Requirements
    1. Candidates must hold a graduate degree that may be in architecture, engineering, or an allied field; they must have at least one professional degree in architecture.
    2. Candidates must exhibit the capacity to develop a successful record of publication of research and/or creative/professional work in the field of mass timber design and building technology.
    3. Demonstrated ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment

    Preferred Qualifications
    1. Experience in collaborative work in architecture and/or in a related field.
    2. An aptitude for innovative construction methods (such as modular, digital, or robotic fabrication).
    3. Professional architectural registration (license)
    4. PhD. or D.Des in architecture, engineering or other allied field
    5. A record of successful publication of research and/or creative/professional work.
    6. A record of successful previous teaching experience in architecture, including design studios and building technology courses.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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