Texas Tech University

Assistant or Associate Professors in Design, Computation, & Fabrication (Tenure-Track) 

 

The Texas Tech College of Architecture (CoA) seeks dedicated and energetic candidates for multiple positions in Design, Computation, & Fabrication (DCF).  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, representational techniques, digital design applications or a related research field. Special consideration will be given to candidates with the potential for, or evidence of, innovative design work that significantly impacts building practices as well as research that uses data and digital processes to expand ideas about construction, fabrication, assembly, tectonics and environmental and/or cultural sensitivity. 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 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.

College of Architecture 

The CoA’s main campus is located in Lubbock, Texas in the high plains of the West Texas and Llano Estacado regions. The Llano Estacado is one of the American West’s most unique landscapes with proximity to Marfa, Texas where the CoA is significantly engaged. The CoA Lubbock campus offers a B.S. in Architecture as well as M.Arch, M.S. and an interdisciplinary PhD in Land-Use 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. Finally, the CoA is both regionally and globally engaged, implementing a full semester abroad program in Seville, Spain and study abroad programs and studios in Korea and Singapore, among others.

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, with a diverse culture of students, with over 44% Hispanic students studying in all programs. The CoA’s work is in line with the University’s new strategic plan and in particular its attainment of Tier-One university status.

Please visit the College’s website at www.arch.ttu.edu or reach out for more information.

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University (TTU) is a Tier 1 research institution in Lubbock, Texas with over 40,000 students with close to 700 choosing architecture as their major. 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).

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: a B. Arch degree plus a terminal degree in architecture or a related field, a professional M. Arch degree.  An equivalent international degree or professional equivalency will also be considered.
–       Expertise in the area of Design, Computation, and Fabrication
–       A clear, strong research and creative work agenda
–       Teaching experience in the area of expertise and architectural design studio
–       Previous and potential contributions that enhance a culture of diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

–       Post-professional degree in the area of expertise
–       Ph.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 #22308BR) or follow the link provided: https://bit.ly/2IO0lX5

Direct any questions to committee chair, Kuhn Park at kuhn.park@ttu.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 20th, 2021 and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Spring 2021 semester. Appointment will begin in the Fall 2021 semester.

Required Materials

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

–       Letter of Interest that summarizes the candidate’s teaching, research and creative work, service experiences and interests, and previous and potential contributions that enhance a culture of diversity
–       Curriculum Vitae
–       Scholarly and/or Design Portfolio (20 pages 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.