Texas Tech University

Architectural Design, Assistant or Associate Professor


The Huckabee College of Architecture (HCOA) at Texas Tech University invites candidates to apply for full-time tenure-track/tenured position in Architectural Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate. It is located in Lubbock, TX and has a nine-month duty period, from approximately September 1 to May 31 each year.

The successful candidate will teach design studios and lecture courses in their area of expertise, as needed by the college, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, they may teach and advise MS students and serve as a chair or member of MS committees. Expectations for research and creative activity include publications, presentations, exhibitions in national and international peer-reviewed venues, seeking external funding, and supporting students. Service activities include participation in college committees, university service, professional service, and community service and engagement.

Required Qualifications:

In line with TTU’s strategic priorities to engage and empower a diverse student body, enable innovative research and creative activities, and transform lives and communities through outreach and engaged scholarship, applicants should have experience working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels within individual or across the areas of teaching, research/creative activity, and service.

Specific required qualifications are:

  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • Minimum two-years of teaching experience in architectural design studio
  • Demonstrated experience in design research and/or creative activity
  • Experience or strong promise in outreach or service

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the required qualifications, individuals with the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Post-Professional degree in Architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating architectural design studios
  • Record of research publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and/or journals
  • Record of excellence in creative activity through peer-reviewed exhibitions and/or installations
  • Demonstrated excellence in professional practice

About the University and College:

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School.  The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

The HCOA (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/architecture/) currently enrolls close to 900 architecture students and has a reputation for producing technically trained, high performing architects, who understand the culture of design. In 2019, the HCOA was #10 on Design Intelligence’s Most Hired From list. Our mission is to advance the knowledge, discipline, and practice of architecture through innovation, creative teaching, research, regional and global engagement, and scholarship. In support for this, the Lubbock campus offers four degrees: B.S. in Architecture, M.Arch, M.S. and Ph.D. The M.S. program offers three concentrations: Design Computation & Fabrication, Design & Health, and Urban & Community Design, along with one developing area, Ecological Architecture & Design. Additionally, the HCOA has a campus in El Paso, Texas, making the HCOA the only college of architecture with a permanent program on the US/Mexico border. The El Paso campus offers a B.S. in Architecture, border issues forming a fundamental aspect of that program, and M.S. program in Historic Preservation. The HCOA is also globally engaged with a semester abroad program in Seville, Spain as well as study abroad opportunities and exchange programs located in various international cities.

The HCOA celebrates the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of our faculty, staff, and students and we are committed to an environment that is welcoming and supportive of people of all races, cultures, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, religious affiliations, ages, and abilities. We strive to support a culture of belongingness in a diverse community wherein Latinx students account for 46% of our student population. Our college is actively working to create spaces and expand resources to support a broader dialog about multiple cultural and social views in architecture. Successful candidates will be expected to help advance those goals.

About Lubbock:

Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

To Apply for this Position:

Please include the following documents in your application.

  1. Letter of interest: must contain summary of your Teaching, Research and/or Creative Activity, and Service, also could contain leadership experience.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three references: names and contact information
  4. Portfolio: relevant studio teaching, professional, research and/or creative work (maximum twenty pages PDF)

Questions about this position should be directed to Prof. Kuhn Park, Search Committee Chair at kuhn.park@ttu.edu. If you need assistance with the application process, contact Human Resources, Talent Acquisition at hir.recruiting@ttu.edu or 806-742-3851.

Optional Submission:

Letter(s) of Recommendation

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin on January 8th, 2023. To ensure full consideration, please complete an online application at https://tinyurl.com/ykhpxny7. Requisition # 35598BR.