University of Arizona
University of Arizona
Assistant/Associate Professor (Architectural Science & Technology)
The School of Architecture, in the College of Architecture and Planning, at the University of Arizona invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of architectural science and technology + design integration. The appointments begin fall of 2024. Apply at: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/17873?c=arizona
The UA SoA is located in the unique Sonoran region and prepares students to address complex social and environmental challenges of our day. The school has a strong tradition and culture of excellence in architectural science and technology driven by critical faculty research, innovative empirical pedagogies, and integration in architectural design studios; all centered around the CAPLA Material Laboratories, a wonderland for empirical exploration and research. The school espouses an understanding that architecture is technology rather than a collection of technological devices, and that technology is derived from scientific and experiential knowledge. Further, we believe that building science and technologies are enmeshed in sociocultural inequities and climate change. Our architectural science and technology curriculum includes structures, construction methods & materials, environmental systems, human health and wellbeing, and simulation subjects, and is integrated with design studio instruction.
We are seeking two faculty in Architectural Science and Technology with knowledge, skills, and passion in the subject from the timeless constants to the contemporary and emerging. Successful candidates will be able to further the School of Architecture’s aspiration for professional excellence and positive social and environmental impact. Candidates for both positions are expected to demonstrate abilities and promise to conduct and disseminate critical peer-reviewed research. As educators, candidates are expected to collaborate on the scientific research and development of architectural technology curricula and to conceive, develop and administer new coursework and to teach science and technology integration in undergraduate and graduate design studios. Candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal, collaborative, and interdisciplinary skills. They will be expected to lead and responsibly contribute to essential service activities of our school, college, university, and greater communities.
Candidates with non-traditional paths to architecture and academia are encouraged to apply, alongside candidates from historically underrepresented communities.
Candidates’ research and teaching purview might include architecture and building science subjects including Passive and Active Systems, Thermal Comfort, Building Envelopes, Lighting Design, Acoustic Design, Modeling and Simulations, Water Management, Resilient Design Strategies, Indoor Environmental Quality, Urban Heat Island, and Low Energy Design Strategies. Additionally, candidates may have architectural technology interests such as Structural Design, Construction Assemblies, Construction Methodologies, Emerging Material Technologies, Life-Cycle Analyses, Low-Carbon Technologies, and Resilient Design Strategies, as well as the intersection of science, technology, and human occupants.
The SoA is home to NAAB accredited programs including the B.Arch, M.Arch that participate in a design build program, and a research oriented MS.Arch. School enrollments have increased by 30% in the past few years. The School also participates in the B.S. in Architectural Engineering and B.A. Design Arts and Practice degrees on campus, as well as other programs in the college including Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Real Estate Development. Research collaborations are active between the SoA and faculty in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics Department, The Arizona Institute for Resilience, Institute for Energy Solutions, Center for Integrative Medicine / Institute on Place, Wellbeing and Performance, as well as the College of Science, School of Business and School of Art.
Applications are reviewed upon receipt. Position remains open until filled.