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Visiting Faculty Position in Environmental Design

Post Date:

December 19, 2017


Auburn University


Auburn, AL


The College of Architecture, Design, & Construction at Auburn University seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track visiting faculty position for a two-year appointment in the Environmental Design program. We seek candidates who have the desire and potential to help the growth of the Environmental Design program by utilizing their professional experience and translating it into creative and engaging teaching and research practices.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, and it will be based on a nine-month academic year appointment.  The position begins August 16, 2018.

The Environmental Design program (ENVD) is an inter-disciplinary, non-professional program in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. The program builds its strength on an understanding of the interconnected nature of all design and construction disciplines. Real-life projects, human-centric problem-solving methods, and design and systems thinking, are continuous threads throughout the ENVD curriculum. ENVD graduates are nimble and adaptable designers who are ready to tackle complex challenges in the built environment, and at the same time, are well prepared to pursue a graduate degree in a number of design and construction related fields. Exposure to national/global environmental design issues, and a focus on interdisciplinary concepts, hybrid practices, and sustainability are key aspects of the curriculum.

The individual in this position will be expected to:

  1. Teach undergraduate courses within the ENVD program.
  2. Work with student organizations and/or mentor students.
  3. Collaborate with other disciplines within the college and university.
  4. Interact with the ENVD advisory and curriculum committee, and ENVD alumni.
  5. Pursue the scholarship of teaching, research, and/or outreach in accordance with the mission of the University. 

This position includes teaching multiple (estimate of 3 per semester), 3-credit hour courses per semester. Since ENVD is not a studio-centered program, it utilizes a hybrid seminar-lab instructional model in order to maximize students’ learning potential.

Required qualifications:  1) A Master’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Design, or a related field, 2) evidence of strong communication skills, 3) evidence of the potential to be an excellent teacher and evidence of the potential to effectively relate to ENVD students, and 4) evidence of the potential to develop a scholarly agenda.

Desired qualifications:  1) Evidence of outstanding design or construction skills, 2) experience teaching in a professional degree program, 3) evidence of the potential to effectively incorporate information technology into the classroom, 4) specific work experience in the area of human-centered design of environments, and 5) practical application of sustainability and environmental design issues.

Applicants must apply online at:

Required online submission materials include:  1) a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s pedagogical and research interests; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a digital portfolio illustrating the candidate’s scholarly/creative work and (where applicable) examples of work illustrating prior teaching experience; 4) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.    In addition to the online submission, candidates must also submit one print copy of a portfolio illustrating the candidate’s scholarly/creative work and (where applicable) examples of work illustrating prior teaching experience.  This non-returnable material should be mailed to:

ENVD Faculty Search
Auburn University
College of Architecture, Design and Construction
202 Dudley Commons
Auburn, AL  36801
Attn:  Magdalena Garmaz

Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  For more information contact Colleen Newschwander at (334) 844-4967 or

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.  Excellent communication skills required.  Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in many fields. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

 Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with a moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

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