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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: 527577
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Instruction

Department: Department of Architecture |School of Arch & Environment/SAE
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 (PDF or JPG) including the following:
1) A current CV;
2) A narrative description of the candidate's background, professional/teaching interests, and qualifications for the position, up to three pages. This statement should include a description of how the candidate might propose to take on the challenges suggested by the position description given below, including an explanation of how they will further the University's and School of Architecture and Environment's (SAE) commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
3) 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 (maximum of ten pages).
4) A minimum of three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Please indicate professional and/or academic relationship to each person listed.

Inquiries should be addressed by email to the chair of the search committee: Howard Davis, Professor (

Position Announcement
The Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022. This position has a focus on architectural design, spatial theory, and placemaking, within the context of global cultures and/or issues of diversity and inclusion.

We are seeking candidates who will expand the Department's focus on the spatial, aesthetic, tectonic and social aspects of buildings and cities to issues, places and populations that traditionally have been on the periphery of architectural scholarship and practice. Depending on their interest and departmental needs, the new faculty member will develop new critical insights to areas central to our curriculum (including the history and theory of architecture, spatial composition, building typologies, urban design and urban form, human needs and/or the place- and culture-related contexts of architecture).

The successful candidate will bring leadership and innovation to such an expanded focus, informed by a vigorous program of research, scholarship, practice, and/or community engagement. This new appointment is designed to build on the Department's accomplishments and solidify our commitment to creating vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive communities.

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Architecture offers B.Arch. and M.Arch. degrees, an M.S. in Architecture, and a Ph.D. All faculty are expected to teach design studio and seminar/lecture courses in subjects related to their own focus of research/scholarship/practice. The Department of Architecture is a recognized leader in sustainability and in architectural education. In the last three years, the Department has helped lead the Design for Spatial Justice program within SAE bringing eleven Spatial Justice Fellows to SAE. The new appointment will extend this important initiative in connecting the built environment with issues of social diversity and inclusion.

The Department offers regular international programs in Rome, Vicenza, Barcelona and China, and our students regularly participate in the DIS architecture program in Copenhagen. Many students in the department participate, often as double majors or minors, in other departments, including Interior Architecture; Art; History of Art and Architecture; Planning, Public Policy and Management; Environmental Studies; Business; and various departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty are encouraged to mentor students as they pursue their chosen areas of study.

A faculty mentorship program offered by the Department informs and guides new faculty members as they move toward promotion and tenure. Other means of support for faculty teaching and research include grants at all levels within the University for research and scholarship offered annually on a competitive basis. The University offers a Teaching Effectiveness Program and grant writing assistance as well as other means of support for faculty teaching and research.

The Department of Architecture is located within the School of Architecture & Environment (SAE), one of three schools in the College of Design. SAE also includes the Departments of Landscape Architecture, the Program in Historic Preservation and the Department of Interior Architecture, the latter being in close partnership with the Department of Architecture as faculty share teaching across both programs.

The School of Architecture & Environment offers doctoral degree programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, with graduate degrees in Historic Preservation, and fully accredited graduate and undergraduate professional degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. Concurrent graduate degree programs are offered between its departments. For more information on the School and Department, please visit:

The Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Architecture Departments are based in Eugene, at the University of Oregon's main campus. Midway between the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains, and 110 miles south of Portland, its environmental and cultural appeal have been among its outstanding trademarks. The Department of Architecture, along with the Program in Historic Preservation, host a vibrant campus in Portland, now in its third decade. The Portland campus maintains visionary leadership in urban design and transportation policies, providing a laboratory for our programs in Architecture and Historic Preservation while actively engaging the professional and local communities. Both Portland and Eugene are socially-progressive, bike-friendly, and sustainably-conscious cities with ambitious goals for carbon emissions reduction and for community well-being.

The College of Design is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment, and has initiated a Diversity Plan and a Dean's Fellow for Diversity. The University of Oregon has a Roadmap for a Fully-Inclusive and Resilient Campus and 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) Professional M.Arch. OR professional B.Arch. and an advanced degree in architecture or a related field.
2) Capacity to develop a successful record of creative/professional work and/or publication of research/scholarship.
3) Demonstrated ability to become a successful instructor in design and relevant lecture/seminar courses.

Preferred Qualifications
1) Professional architectural registration
2) Professional experience in architecture or a related field
3) Record of successful teaching in architecture or related field, including teaching design studios.
4) Ph.D or D.Des. in architecture or related field, such as landscape architecture, architectural history or planning, or a related topic in fields such as anthropology, architectural history, geography and others.
5) Experience in research, practice, scholarship or community involvement that involves architecture, design, and/or planning, connected to the goals of equity and inclusion.
6) Record of successful publication, exhibition, or other means of dissemination of research/scholarship and/or creative/professional work.

About the University
The University of Oregon is the flagship institution of higher learning in Oregon. It is an Association of American Universities member and Tier-One research institution that is ranked “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Positioned within the College of Design, the School of Architecture & Environment is one of several professional schools at the UO; its Department of Architecture has a rich tradition of teaching and research that began with its inception in 1914.

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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