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Architectural/Urban Design Assistant Professor - Faculty Tenure Track

Post Date:

January 9, 2018

University/School:

Kent State University

Location:

Kent, OH

Description


Opportunity:
The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Architecture program with expertise in urban design. Candidates should possess an active research agenda highlighted by peer recognition and demonstrable capacity for design studio instruction. In addition to studio teaching, the successful candidate will offer coursework, and research in their area of expertise.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold, at minimum, an accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree or its equivalent. They should also have a record of teaching, peer recognized scholarly activity and evidence of participation in, or commitment to, cross-disciplinary endeavors. A record of acquiring grant supported research and/or professional experience is a plus. 

The Architecture Program at Kent State University is a growing enterprise – with particular emphasis on growing the Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture, among others. Both graduate programs are located at the downtown Cleveland site together with the college’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC). The successful candidate can anticipate teaching roles at both the Cleveland and Kent (main campus) location. 

Our strategic hiring plan forecasts growth in enrollment and additional tenure track hires with an emphasis on furthering a scholarly / research and design community that is dedicated to educating a next generation of leaders in a rapidly changing world. Kent State’s vision is “To be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.” The CAED is dedicated to realizing this vision through an education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing professions and world.

The CAED’s distinguished faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and established programs in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Interior Design, Construction Management, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Health Care Design, and Architecture and Environmental Design offer numerous cross-disciplinary research opportunities and maintain close relationships with regional industries and design practitioners. Resources include a new state of the art Fabrication Lab and other digital design assets, unique international study opportunities; a progressive extra-curricular lecture and exhibition series, and campus partnerships with other units including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aeronautics and Engineering, and the highly regarded School of Art, The Fashion School, School of Visual Communication Design, and Liquid Crystal Institute.

The CAED is instrumental in the University’s growing emphasis on Design Innovation. Its 32 full-time faculty and administrators and over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students now occupy three exciting locations: the spectacular new 107,000 sq. ft. Center for Architecture and Environmental Design designed by Weiss/Manfredi on the edge of downtown Kent; the recently renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Playhouse Square; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is a ranked public research university with high-research activity in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas. These include recent buildings and landscapes designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, James Corner, Frank Gehry, Farshid Moussavi, Laurie Olin, Stanley Saitowitz and Rafael Viñoly.

Facilities available for research, collaboration, and teaching include a new lighting laboratory facility, a digital/non-digital fabrication facility (FabLab) that includes robotic arms, 3-D printing, laser cutting, environmental testing, and a full construction laboratory.

Please see the following websites for more information on Kent State University http://www.kent.edu/ and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design http://www.kent.edu/caed .

Application Process: The position is a nine-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and negotiable. The anticipated starting date is August, 2018.

Review of candidates will begin February 15, 2018. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by February 28, 2018. 

Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: http://jobs.kent.edu (search by position #988397) and complete the online academic data form. Applicants should also include:

  • A letter of interest, with candidate profile
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Name, email address, and phone number of at least three references
  • Representative examples of teaching, (student work and syllabi), research, scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and creative practice work (PDF format required).

Any questions may be sent to: Steve Rugare, Chair, Architecture Design/Urban Design Search Committee, srugare@kent.edu,  Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 S. Lincoln St., Kent, OH 44242.

For a complete description of this position and to apply online,
visit our jobsite at https://jobs.kent.edu
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