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Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture (Core/Foundations)

Post Date:

November 9, 2017


Indiana University


Bloomington, IN


The School of Art, Architecture, and Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a position in the Master of Architecture Program as a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor ( with an area focus in fine art and architectural design and leadership ability/knowledge in core/foundations of architectural design. The primary location of this position is Columbus, IN, with the secondary location being Bloomington, IN.

SOAAD ( is dedicated to developing a faculty body composed of diverse scholars and practitioners. We seek a forward-thinking colleague who wishes to be part of an innovative, founding program in architecture and who is committed to interdisciplinary engagement and exploration of the convergence of Architecture, Design and Studio Art. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to educate emerging leaders in architecture.

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated innovative research in both design and in fine art and have demonstrated the capacity to collaborate with colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, have taught diverse populations of students, and have teaching/professional/research experience in two or more design related areas.

We seek candidates who can provide collegial leadership in a team-based environment. We are especially interested in designers with a commitment to the studio arts to prepare graduate students to respond to the complex challenges of community and the build environment. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community.

Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty position in architectural design studio instruction principally responsible for leadership in the core/foundations program in architectural design and will be responsible for the academic development of the core program.
  • Establish core curriculum model as a multi-year plan in conjunction with the Director and Associate Director and design faculty, linking the core program to the mission of the IU M.Arch degree
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating all faculty involved with the core studio education. Conducts regular meetings to align agenda and to create assessment of the core/foundations studio program in years one through two.
  • Teaches principally within core/foundation year and is the coordinator of core/foundation pedagogy and first year studio schedule
Assists in the development of overall curriculum course construction for the 3 year graduate program, working with the Director and Associate Director and faculty, and administrational staff to serve the mission of the IU M.Arch program, linking core and option studios with the capstone studio semester.

  • Assists in the management and preparation of the NAAB accreditation process, coordinating with the Associate Director, faculty and staff in providing all material related to design education in the core for the NAAB visiting teams and for all reports
  • Capable of teaching in visual studies format as well as the fundamentals of architectural design
  • Works in collaboration with the community and Outreach Coordinator to identify and develop projects for student and community engagement in first and second year core
  • Collaborates with fabrication/shop manager to develop projects and assembly methods that contribute to the curricular model for core
  • Advises the Director and Associate Director in identifying candidates for visiting critics for interim and final reviews.
  • Collaborates with the Gallery Director to establish an exhibition schedule in the gallery for end of year exhibition for exemplary core student work
  • Teaches an annual course load of 12 credits in design studio and/or seminar courses during the 10-month academic year; specific courses in the architectural program to be determined based on candidate’s experience and expertise
  • Potential for summer teaching.
  • Candidate is expected to pursue an active program of design research
  • Candidates are expected to develop a scholarly agenda as well as participate in academic, community and professional service

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation. 

All candidates should have

  • Expertise in Architectural Design and Studio Art and one or more of the following: analog drawing/painting/sculpting/installation skills, familiarity with digital drawing formats and digital fabrication formats.
  • Masters degree in Architecture and/or a Masters in Fine Art by the start date of employment
  • Demonstrated record of (or potential for) art and design research
  • Demonstrated record of (or potential for) leadership in core/fundamentals design teaching

Additional Qualifications include

  • Professional experience architecture or exhibition record in Fine Art
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and mentoring
  • Experience in teaching

Salary commensurate with experience

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a complete application including the following materials:

  • Letter of Application
  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research and Teaching
  • Evidence of Teaching Ability
  • Three references including current address, phone number and email address
  • Examples of professional / creative / academic work and/or student work - maximum 10 pages (Submitted under “Other”)

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email:

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status). 

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