Texas Tech University

Assistant or Associate Professors in Design, Computation & Fabrication and/or Advanced Building Technology (Tenure-Track)

 

The Texas Tech College of Architecture (CoA) seeks dedicated and energetic candidates for multiple positions in Design, Computation, & Fabrication (DCF) and Advanced Building Technology (ABT).  These positions will be at the tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level and will enter the CoA at a time of significant and energetic change. Successful candidates will be a vital part of this field’s evolution and will contribute to the CoA’s increased prominence and emphasis on design excellence.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to establish a robust research agenda between innovative architectural design and the applicant’s area of expertise. Areas of expertise may include (but are not limited to) computational design, robotics, advanced material investigation, fabrication and manufacturing, building technology or a related research agenda. Special consideration will be given to candidates with the potential for or evidence of innovative interdisciplinary work that significantly impacts building practices as well as research that uses data and digital processes to expand ideas about construction, fabrication and assembly. To support faculty research and teaching, the CoA is equipped with extensive fabrication shops including traditional metal, wood, and plaster areas. In addition, the CoA has a computerized milling, laser-cutting and dedicated robotics laboratory space. Candidates who have a very strong record of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will have a committed and proven ability to work with a diverse body of faculty and diverse student populations. Teaching assignments will be specific to the candidate’s area of expertise and include one design studio and one seminar within the DCF and/or ABT curriculum. Service to the department, college, and university is expected and includes program-building within the specializations in the CoA, advising and guidance within this curriculum, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities.

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University (TTU) is a Tier 1 research institution in Lubbock, Texas with over 38,000 students.  The main campus is located in the wide-open expanses of the American Southwest and its unique cultural and physical landscape with proximity to the artistic mecca of Marfa, Texas where the College is establishing a growing presence.  TTU is part of the Texas Tech University System which consists of four component institutions and operates at multiple campuses and academic sites across the state and the globe and includes a new campus in San Jose, Costa Rica. Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

College of Architecture

The CoA celebrates continued rank increases by Design Intelligence in the category of “most hired from schools” (#10 in 2019). Additionally, the CoA is ranked as the #1 Hispanic serving college of architecture in the nation by the Hispanic Outlook on Education in 2019. The CoA is the only school of architecture with a regional site on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. The CoA also conducts a robust study abroad program in several countries including Korea and Singapore and has established a new semester abroad program at the TTU’s center in Seville, Spain.  The CoA graduates students through the B.S. Architecture, professional M. Architecture, M.S. Architecture, and an interdisciplinary PhD in Land­Use Planning, Management, and Design (LPMD).  M.S. degrees are offered in Digital Computation + Fabrication, Urban + Community Design, and Health + Wellness Design. Moreover, graduate certificates are also offered in Digital Computation + Fabrication, Health Care Facilities Design, Health and Wellness Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Land Arts of the American West, and Urban + Community Design.

Values

CoA mission and core values: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/architecture/about/the-coa/mission-values.php

CoA statement on diversity and inclusion: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/architecture/about/the-coa/diversity.php

Texas Tech University’s statements on diversity and inclusion: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity/

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Architecture (professional M. Arch degree or equivalent international degree or professional equivalency)
  • Expertise in computation & fabrication and/or advanced building technology
  • A clear, strong research and creative work agenda
  • Teaching experience in the area of expertise and/or architectural design studio

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-professional degree in the area of expertise
  • D. degree in the area of expertise and/or equivalent experience in professional practice
  • Professional licensure and evidence of excellence in design practice
  • Evidence of excellence in research
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching

Application Procedure:

Please apply through the Texas Tech University System job website at www.texastech.edu/careers (Search for Requisition # 19695BR) or follow the link provided: https://bit.ly/2sf7S8v

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2020. Appointment will begin at the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

Required Materials

Applicants should submit the following required materials in digital format (PDF):

  • Letter of Interest that summarizes the candidate’s creative activities, research interests or agenda, teaching experience, and service interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scholarly and/or Design Portfolio (20 pages max.)
  • Teaching Vision Statement (1 page max.)
  • Research and Creative Work Statement (1 page max.)
  • Diversity Statement- The CoA is committed to inclusive excellence. We request that all applicants submit a statement explaining how their previous and potential contributions enhance a culture of diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, creative activity and/or service. (1 page max.)
  • References (3), noting professional relationship and contact information

EEO Statement

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.