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Tenure-Track Positions in Innovative Design Practices

Post Date:

October 27, 2017

University/School:

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Location:

Charlotte, NC

Description


The School of Architecture (SoA) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Innovative Design Practices at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  As digital technologies transform the building industry, from the techniques used to design and execute buildings to the technologies and systems deployed within them, the SoA seeks to expand its instructional and research capacity in innovative building technology at the foundation and advanced level:

Position 004010: Responsibilities include teaching foundation-level design studios and core area building technology courses in integrated design of site, climate, materials, thermodynamics, environmental principles, structures, and basic building assemblies.

Position 004020: Responsibilities include teaching advanced-level design studios and core area building technology courses in integrated design of structural systems, HVAC, lighting, envelope, smart technology, building information. and performance systems.

Particular interest will be given to applicants who engage in computational methods as part of their teaching, design and/or research process. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership, have the ability to mentor graduate students, and be able to contribute to the portfolio of research among current faculty. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in SoA’s Integrated Design Research Lab and state-of-the-art CNC fabrication lab.  Applicants must demonstrate their ability to be an effective design studio and building technology teacher. Evidence of published design work, research and scholarship, design awards, research grants and/or design practice is required. A professional degree in Architecture is required (M.Arch. and/or B.Arch. + post-professional graduate degree); professional licensure (U.S.) and/or PhD is preferred.

The SoA offers four degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (B.A. in Arch.), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Master of Urban Design (MUD), as well as dual-degree programs in Architecture + Urban Design and Architecture + Computer Science. In addition, the SoA will launch a new post-professional Master of Science in Architecture (M.S. in Arch.) this year, with a forthcoming concentration in building technology.

The SoA is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse environment that supports a broad range of opportunities for scholarly work. UNC Charlotte is an urban research university in which faculty and students are supported by exceptional facilities and a dynamic metropolitan landscape.  We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender identification, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.  We strongly encourage applications from women and members of under-represented groups and expect all applicants to identify assets that address our diverse student population. 

Qualified applicants must complete the online faculty application at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Application requirements include 1) cover letter, 2) statement on research interests and objectives; 3) statement on pedagogical philosophy and teaching interests; 4) statement on approaches to diversity in the classroom, profession, and/or research; 5) annotated portfolio; and 6) CV including contact information for three references.  Review of applications will commence January 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions regarding the above position may be directed to Chris Jarrett at chjarrett@uncc.edu.

UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA).  

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