Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Architectural Structures


School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant or Associate Professor of Architectural Structures
The School of Architecture (SoA) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Architectural Structures.


Teaching: CMU SoA faculty members teach coursework as appropriate to their specializations across the school’s programs, including the BA, B.Arch, M.Arch, master\’s programs, and doctoral programs (DDes, PhD Architecture, PhD-AECM, PhD-BPD, and PhD-CD). Teaching for this position will include fundamental instruction in structural design for pre-professional architects and advanced courses related to your areas of research and in support of our MS and PhD of Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (AECM) programs.

Research: The position is closely aligned with our MS AECM and PhD-AECM programs, which are jointly offered with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). These programs focus on the integration of design and technology, particularly advanced information systems, as a means of both improving building performance and enhancing environmental sustainability. Current research between the SoA and CEE includes 3D scanning, BIM integration, robotic fabrication and construction, and construction material circularity. In addition to these areas, candidates whose research is focused on bio-based and/or non-traditional materials in developing countries, transformable structures, dynamic facades, and/or design for disassembly are encouraged to apply. Inherently interdisciplinary, the position offers opportunities for collaboration with colleagues from across the School of Architecture’s three focus areas — sustainability, urbanism, and computation — and with colleagues from across the Carnegie Mellon University campus.

Service & Mentoring: This position will provide academic and professional advising support for the MS AECM program as well as our doctoral students in AECM, Computational Design (CD), Building Performance and Diagnostics (BPD), Architecture, and Doctor of Design (DDes). Additional service responsibilities to the university will be determined annually by the head of the school. Service to academic and professional organizations will be at the discretion of the candidate.


Specific qualifications for this position include the following:

  • B.Arch, M.Arch, and/or BS or MS in structural or architectural engineering with published research related to innovative structural systems. Preference will be given to those with a PhD in structural engineering, architectural engineering, or construction management with published research related to innovative structural systems using bio-based and/or non-traditional materials in developing countries, transformable structures, dynamic facades, and/or design for disassembly.
  • Capable of teaching Fundamental StructuresIntermediate Structures, and Advanced Structures to B.Arch and M.Arch students, and other AECM courses as qualified. Please see for more information.
  • Two or more years of professional experience. Preference will be given to those with a professional license in architecture or engineering.

We welcome a diverse range of applicants, and strongly encourage applications from candidates motivated to contribute to the intellectual, gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the design disciplines through their teaching, research, service, and mentoring. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship and creative work relate to aspects of gender, indigeneity, and inequality, or offer innovative methodologies to address architectural, urban, or environmental challenges affecting traditionally underserved and disenfranchised populations.

Carnegie Mellon is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes we can increase the quality of our innovations by increasing the diversity of our community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon encourages applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

About the School and Pittsburgh

The School of Architecture is one of the United States’ top ranked architecture programs, with a student body totaling 350 undergraduate and graduate students. It is situated within Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama, and Music. Embedded within one of the world’s foremost technical research institutions, the school offers a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities, intensified by a university culture of research excellence, interdisciplinary exploration, and creative inquiry. The three graduate research focus areas within the school contribute to its mission to cultivate architectural and design excellence through both rigorous training in fundamentals and the development of unique multidisciplinary expertise drawing from engineering, the sciences, and the humanities.

Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is home to 10 colleges and universities with world-class healthcare, arts, and cultural institutions. The “Steel City” has become increasingly recognized as a hub of tech-based business and sustainable living. Pittsburgh has more trees per square mile than any other U.S. city, 1,700 acres of city parks and is bike-friendly. The city also has one of the world’s largest concentrations of certified \”green\” buildings, including the Phipps Conservatory.

Application Instructions

To apply, access and complete the online application form at, submitting the following materials:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and offering an overview of your research, scholarship, and teaching experience (if any);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Portfolio of research and/or creative practice, including examples of student work if available (max 25 MB);
  • Contact information for three references, including name, position, employer, email address, phone number, and your professional relationship with them.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will be asked for additional materials including letters of recommendation and further evidence of teaching and scholarship in November. Online interviews with shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for January 2023, with campus visits scheduled through early March. The school expects to extend a job offer in April and complete the hire by May 2023, with employment expected to begin in August 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.