University of Oregon

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

Review begins November 28, 2022; position open until filled.

Required Application Materials

Applications must include:
1. a curriculum vitae;
2. a narrative description of your background, professional/teaching interests, and qualifications for the position including an explanation of a) how your teaching, research or professional practice addresses environmental and social justice issues in housing design, and b) how you could further the University’s commitment to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. (3 page maximum)
3. a portfolio of representative products of your creative work and research, including professional projects and/or publications – (please respect the total 10MB file size limit);
4. a list of at least three references with names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Please indicate your professional and/or academic relationship to each person on this list.

Position Announcement

The Architecture Department at the University of Oregon (UO) is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in Ecological Housing Design for Social Justice to begin in September 2023 in Eugene, Oregon. The successful candidate will re-envision a core topic – housing design – with a focus on creating inclusive communities and using cutting-edge advances in sustainable materials, construction, and technology to produce eco-friendly net zero low-impact housing. They will lead an award-winning Housing curriculum by teaching architectural design studios, lecture, and seminar courses that show how the built environment can support people and local ecosystems. They will develop a well-defined research and/or creative practice agenda that addresses the contemporary challenges of climate change and environmental justice. They are expected to contribute service to the profession and school/university at large. Applicants from historically under-represented backgrounds; emerging scholars and practitioners; and experienced professionals are all encouraged to apply.
Examples of potential research and creative practice areas:
• Sustainable multi-family housing design that responds to needs of local communities, climate-induced migrants, tribal nations, watersheds, the eco-region
• Ecovillage or ecodistrict design that supports Aging-in-Place, Continuing Care or Multigenerational housing
• Green Supportive housing, Trauma-informed and Biophilic design, Design for disabilities.
• Resilient Housing Construction (Energy, Water, Waste), Climate-smart construction innovation
• Restorative building approaches that are culturally responsive or engage with Indigenous knowledge
• Policy-informed, data-driven research that benefits Site ecology, Housing affordability (construction, policy, land use, development) and Livability

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