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Assistant / Associate Professors of Architecture (Tenure-track or Tenured positions)

Post Date:

October 19, 2017


Mississippi State University


Starkville, Mississippi



The School of Architecture (S|ARC) in the College of Architecture, Art + Design (CAAD) seeks candidates for two (2) full-time positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track or tenured); the appointment will begin Fall 2018. One of the positions to be filled must have an established research agenda in the area of Active Building Systems. The second position to be filled should have an established research agenda in one of the following areas: 1) History and Theory or 2) Digital Design. Candidates should clearly state the position(s) to which they are applying.

Both successful candidates should demonstrate a high-level of studio teaching competence and experience equivalent to four semesters of full-time design-studio teaching is preferred. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in various levels of architectural design studios; teach and engage in scholarly research in one of the core areas noted above; and engage in related university service and outreach activities.


A professional architectural degree and master’s degree in architecture or related field are required; professional registration or PhD is preferred.

The School of Architecture is a 5-year bachelor of architecture (B.Arch) degree granting program.  We offer unique opportunities for innovative teaching, creative research, and substantive interdisciplinary collaboration; including the pioneering Collaborative Studios together with the Building Construction Science program in the College.  We pursue these commitments with a diverse faculty, all of who teach both in the design studios and in the area of their specialization.  We are committed to the challenges of; ecological and cultural sustainability, the craft of making and building, collaborative practice and integrated project delivery.  All of these issues are intertwined in our research and teaching. 

The School of Architecture was recently named a TOP 25 Architecture Program in North America by DesignIntelligence, and was re-accredited by NAAB for a full eight-year period beginning in Fall 2016.  Our research centers – including the award-winning Carl Small Town Center and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio (which was recently named one of six AIA National Resilience Studios in the country) – provide opportunities for our faculty and students to participate in funded research throughout the region, country, and in the design studios.

For more information about the School of Architecture please visit our website at:

Review of candidates will begin on January 3rd and continue until the positions are filled. Level of appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Applicants must apply on-line and complete the personal data information form and upload other items as noted below at:

All applications should be addressed to: Prof. Jassen Callender, Faculty Search Committee Chair, School of Architecture, Mississippi State University. Application PDF package must include: 1) Letter of interest with a statement describing the candidate’s approach to teaching design studio along with areas of teaching, research, and creative objectives; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) PDF Portfolio of scholarly and/or creative work; and 4) List of three references with telephone and email addresses. NOTE: Portfolio MUST also be packaged in one single PDF file; file size must be 25MB or smaller; do not upload ‘zipped’ files.

Mississippi State University is a Carnegie R2 (Doctoral University -- Higher Research Activity) Institution; it also holds the additional dual designation of being named a Carnegie Community Engagement Institution.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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