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Mickel Endowed Chair in Architecture

Post Date:

September 19, 2017


Clemson University


Charleston, SC


The Clemson University School of Architecture invites applications for the faculty position of The Homer Curtis Mickel and Leola Carter Mickel Endowed Chair in Architecture and Director of the Clemson University Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems and Environments (CU- IMSE) beginning August 15, 2018. This position will be at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level with tenure. Pay ranges from $78,537.00 - $156,364.00 commensurate with qualifications.

The Homer Curtis Mickel and Leola Carter Mickel Endowed Chair in Architecture is awarded to a nationally/internationally renowned scholar to support them in their research and teaching at the Clemson University School of Architecture. While the primary role of the Mickel Chair will be research, the successful candidate will also be expected to participate in advising PhD students in Clemson’s interdisciplinary PhD program in Environmental Design and Planning, and working with faculty and students in the Master of Architecture program on related studio and seminar courses.

The Clemson University Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems and Environments (CU- iMSE) focuses its efforts on the design and evaluation of intelligent environments, their materials, and their systems. Partnering the departments of Architecture, Electrical and Computing Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, CU-IMSE is home to interdisciplinary research and teaching teams sufficiently complex in composition to address the challenges of contemporary society with innovative solutions. As Director of CU-IMSE the primary responsibility of the new director will be to continue the Institute’s success in attracting significant external funding and fostering an environment of interdisciplinary research at Clemson University between architecture and allied disciplines.

The successful candidate will have a strong combination of the following qualifications: 1) academic credentials and a record of funded research and scholarship, 2) academic qualifications and publications commensurate with the rank of tenured associate or full professor, 3) demonstrated excellence in teaching, 4) a record of leadership in forming interdisciplinary research teams

Application process:
To apply for this position, all application material must be submitted via Interfolio through Clemson’s faculty job board at:

The application packet must include:

1)   A letter of interest that outlines leadership abilities, research/scholarship and teaching related to the position;
2)   Curriculum vitae;
3)   Names and contact information of three references (one page and no letters); and
4)   Portfolio of relevant studio, professional and scholarly work.

Please direct any questions to committee chair, Doug Hecker at:

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2017. Review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until a suitably qualified candidate is identified. Selected candidates will be required to submit additional materials needed for Promotion, Tenure, Reappointment Committee review.

The Clemson University School of Architecture
The School of Architecture, part of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities that encompasses ten other departments, celebrated its centennial in 2013. In January 2012, the school expanded into Lee III, a 55,000 sf LEED Gold, AIA National Honor Award-winning addition designed by Clemson alum Thomas Phifer. The school maintains three off-campus academic centers in Charleston, SC; Genoa, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. The school has approximately 375 student majors enrolled in the BA in Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the MS in Architecture degrees and participates in the College of Art, Architecture and Humanities’ interdisciplinary doctoral program in Planning, Design and Built Environment. In its most recent poll, Design Intelligence Magazine ranked Clemson’s graduate architecture program as number 20 in the country and number 9 among national public universities. Additional information about the School of Architecture can be found at

Founded in 1889, Clemson University is a top 20 public, land grant university with approximately 22,000 students in over 200 degree programs. Clemson is designated as an R-1 highest research activity institution with strong community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Additional can be found at

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