University of New Mexico

Assistant Professor-Structures


The Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico, School of Architecture + Planning is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to teach Structural Design at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is located in Albuquerque, NM, and is a 9-month faculty appointment (mid-August to mid-May each academic year) and will commence in August of 2023.

The School of Architecture + Planning:

The US Department of Education’s College Scorecard ranks UNM Architecture #3 for affordability in the U.S. among universities that have architecture bachelors and / or masters degree programs. The Department of Architecture is housed in the award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed by architect Antoine Predock. In addition to the spacious, naturally-lit design studio spaces, the building has the latest design and fabrication tools, including various methods of digital fabrication and other modes of making. The Department of Architecture is one of three departments in the School of Architecture and Planning, the other two being Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning. The Department of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a professionally accredited Master of Architecture degree, as well as a non-professional Master of Science in Architecture degree.

The University of New Mexico:

UNM is New Mexico’s flagship research institution, is the largest university in the state and is categorized as a Research 1 / RU/VH Research University in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. A diverse university with a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities represented among the faculty, staff and students, it is also a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as defined by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. The University of New Mexico  focuses on making university education accessible: the First Year Promise covers base tuition and fees for full-time enrollment for qualified first-time freshmen who have graduated from a New Mexico high school and have an annual family income of $50,000- roughly the state’s median family income.

The Position:

The Department of Architecture welcomes an expertise in structural design as well as new perspectives and lenses that bring social and environmental issues in structures to the forefront. The successful candidate will have the experience and knowledge to promote and expand discourse relative to structures and design in architecture and the built environment. They will teach required lecture and seminar courses in structural design as well as related design studios or workshops to pre-professional undergraduate and graduate architecture students.  The candidate will also serve on department and school committees and participate in other activities such as curriculum development. The selected finalist will demonstrate a track record of excellence in an architectural research or a research-based architectural practice.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teaching experience as instructor of record in structures or a related area of study for a minimum of (4) semesters.
  • A demonstrated track record of scholarly work or peer-reviewed activity.
  • A terminal degree in architecture, engineering or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exemplary teaching experience in the field of architectural structures or other related disciplines.
  • Innovative research and / or design as demonstrated by built projects, prototypes, installations, publications, workshops, conference participation, etc.
  • Demonstrated potential to teach required undergraduate and/or graduate design studios or workshops.
  • A proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • An awareness of structural design in the professional architectural practice and licensure requirements.

Application Requirements:

  • A one to two page Letter of Interest that summarizes your creative activities, research interests or agenda, teaching experience, leadership experience, and service interests
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Three Academic and/or Professional References including names, affiliations, relationship to the applicant, and contact information.
  • A 20 page, 25 MB Portfolio of research and/or creative practice, including examples of student work if available.
  • A one to two page Diversity Statement describing teaching, scholarship, or practice contributions and approaches relative to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • An optional one page Personal COVID Impact Statement that describes any challenges your teaching and/or research might have experienced during the pandemic.

To submit an application, please visit website: and reference Posting Number 22437.  For best consideration, please submit before January 2nd, 2023.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, César A. Lopez at

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.