Associate Professor of Urbanism
The College of Architecture (CoA) at Texas Tech University (TTU) seeks energetic and experienced candidates at the Associate level (with the possibility of tenure) to lead efforts coordinating multiple Urban Design Initiatives in the College of Architecture. Part of this coordination will include the expectation to lead the development of a Design and Urbanism Program out of the College’s existing Urban and Community Design Program in alignment with other urban related initiatives. This includes local initiatives such as the CoA’s Urban Tech Program, internationally based studios and work being done in the CoA program in El Paso. The successful candidate will also participate in advancing innovative teaching in urban design and/or landscape urbanism and conduct creative research as a vital part of this effort.
The College values teaching excellence and expects the Professor of Urbanism to be a collaborative and innovative leader responsible for advancing the College’s pedagogy in architecture, urbanism and/or landscape urbanism. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will teach urban design related course work at the graduate and undergraduate level as well as required and/or elective courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research and publication/engagement agenda, seek internal and external funding opportunities, and serve on College and University committees. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by external funding, who have the proven capacity or have a clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.
The CoA has a new vision and goals which emphasize advanced design and design related research; as part of this endeavor the College is in the process of fully implementing a revised 4+2 curriculum. Additionally, the CoA has hired many new and highly qualified faculty as part of this revitalization. The Chair of Architecture will contribute to and energetically lead these changes and help elevate the CoA’s programs and its profile.
The CoA’s main campus is located in Lubbock, Texas in the high plains of the West Texas and Llano Estacado regions. The Llano Estacado is one of the American West’s most unique landscapes with proximity to Marfa, Texas where the CoA is significantly engaged. The CoA Lubbock campus offers a B.S. in Architecture as well as M.Arch, M.S. and Ph.D. program. The College also has a campus in El Paso, Texas; making the TTU CoA the only College of Architecture in North America with a permanent program on the US/Mexico border; border issues being a fundamental aspect of this program. The CoA also has a program site in Houston, Texas for M.Arch candidates. Presently, our Houston program is under redevelopment with a shortly expected relaunch. Finally, the CoA is both regionally and globally engaged, implementing a new semester abroad program in Seville, Spain and study abroad programs and studios located in multiple international cities.
These changes are in line with the University’s new strategic plan and in particular its attainment of Tier-One university status. The CoA has a diverse culture of students, with over 44% Hispanic students studying in all programs making the CoA the college who serves the largest percentage of Hispanic students at TTU, thus directly contributing to TTU being designated a Hispanic Serving Institution with an expected date of May 2019. Required Qualifications
Candidates must hold a professional graduate degree in Architecture, Urban Design or Landscape Architecture.
Applicants must have a demonstrate a record of effectiveness as a teacher or promise of continued growth in teaching, research and creative activity. A post-professional degree in architecture or in a related field is desirable. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in urban design or landscape urbanism with an ability to conduct secondary course work in the theory of urbanism and/or landscape urbanism A record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study and to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development is also desirable. A record of professional service appropriate to the discipline is not mandatory but also desirable.
Application Procedure Required Attachments:
Applicants should submit the following materials in digital format (PDF):
- Letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s creative activities, research interests or agenda, teaching experience, and service interests
- Curriculum Vitae
- Name and contact information of three references
- Portfolio of relevant studio teaching, professional, and/or research work (maximum twenty pages)
- Research Statement
Please apply directly at this link: https://bit.ly/2Qtkikk or you may apply through the Texas Tech University System job website: www.texastech.edu/careers (Search for Requisition #15698BR).
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for on-campus interviews in early March 2019. Appointment will begin in the Fall 2019 semester.
Direct any questions about the position to Search Committee Chair, Mary Alice Torres-Macdonald at Ma.Torres-Macdonald@ttu.edu
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.