Strong applicants for the position will demonstrate potential in technology-centered design futures through a record of research, scholarship, and/or professional practice in areas such as AI-based approaches to design generation, human-machine interfaces, history and theory of design technologies, design for manufacturing, robotically supported construction, smart materials, responsive environments, ethnographic investigations into design technologies, and/or representation & visualization in order to support excellence in the design of the built environment.
Successful applicants will join the collaborative work in the SoA and help shape an emerging and projective curriculum. Responsibilities include coursework in the methods, practices, and/or theories pertaining to emerging design technologies, design studios, and advanced seminars—as well as collaborative engagement with SoA’s laboratories and interdisciplinary initiatives in the digital arts and design sciences. Strong applicants will have a demonstrated capacity to teach design studios and demonstrate innovative approaches to architectural pedagogy. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the capacity to teach computational approaches that address design, architectural, or urban challenges.
All positions will include responsibilities teaching design studios in the B.A. in Architecture and Master of Architecture programs. One open-rank position will include coordination of the Master of Science in Architecture: Design Computation program and a dual degree program with Computer Science / Information Technology.
Successful applicants will join the collaborative work in the SoA, currently involving six areas of distinction which include: Applied Critical History, Emergent Material Practices, Regenerative Systems Design, Social Justice Futures, the Computed Environment, and the Engaged City. While there is particular interest in supporting distinction in the area of the Computed Environment, the School of Architecture prioritizes and values architectural design above all else. Applicants may additionally contribute to more than one of our outlined areas of distinction, and candidates are encouraged to apply even if their primary interest lies outside of the computational design area.
Required and Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
For all positions, at least one advanced degree in architecture is required. A professional license in architecture and/or a Ph.D or post-professional degree in architecture or a related field is preferred. For the Design Computation Coordinator position, applicants who hold degrees in both architecture and computer science, a post-professional degree with a concentration in computation, and/or a record of collaborations with experts in computer science are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants must complete the online application at https://jobs.uncc.edu
(positions #004002, #004016, #004024, #003332). Application requirements include 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement on research interests and objectives, 3) a statement of teaching interests as they intersect with the School’s curriculum, 4) an annotated portfolio, and 5) a CV including contact information for three references who will be contacted after a shortlist is formed. Review of applications will commence December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the above position may be directed to Rachel Dickey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty appointments will commence on August 15, 2024.