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Assistant Professor of Architecture -- Energy, Ecology, & Design

Post Date:

November 10, 2017


University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, PA


The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania seeks qualified applicants for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning July 1, 2018. This is a tenure-track appointment to the standing faculty, who are responsible for maintaining and extending the discipline of architecture through their teaching, scholarship, and participation in the governance of the Department and School.

The position is for candidates qualified to offer graduate-level instruction in architectural design, energy and environmental design, environmental technologies, climate and architecture, and/or building performance analysis. Candidates will be expected to teach required and elective courses and in the design studio. At Penn, instruction in architecture is offered at the undergraduate, professional, post-professional, and doctoral levels, and environmental topics have been integrated in different ways at each level, including an undergraduate dual-major in Environmental Studies, a master level certificate program in Ecological Architecture, a post-professional MSd in Environmental Building Design, and supervise PhD students. Teaching may occur at all levels, and there are established research units in the subject area, the Center for Environmental Building and Design and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.

Applicants should describe their agendas for research and/or design practice in their area of specialization, and their experience in teaching. At a minimum, they should have a Master of Architecture or a PhD in the area of specialization. A review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of their teaching, research, and/or practice agenda, a portfolio of design work, samples of student work, publications, and the names and contact information for three references.

PennDesign is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. All candidates are encouraged to describe how issues of diversity have been or will be brought into courses, or describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

Position Posting Date             08/09/2017

Closing Date                           01/31/2018

Open Until Filled                      No

Special Instructions to Applicants

At minimum, applicants should have a Master of Architecture or a PhD in the area of specialization.

Review of applications will be begin November 1 and continue until position is filled; interviews will be planned for February/March 2018.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, description of teaching/research/practice agenda, portfolio of design work, samples of student work, samples of publications, one example of recent scholarship (published or unpublished), and the contact information for three references – letters will be requested at a later date.

Affirmative Action Statement

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