University of California, Berkeley

Assistant Professor- Architecture and Urbanism


Job #JPF03154

Dept of Architecture / College of Environmental Design / UC Berkeley

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Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Open September 22nd, 2021 through Monday, Nov 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

The Department of Architecture at the University of California Berkeley is conducting an international search for a full-time position in Architecture and
Urbanism at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track.

The Department of Architecture is looking for outstanding candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing architecture and urbanism through
exceptional design and research work and teaching that can bring new dimensions to the Department\’s intellectual milieu. Candidates are expected to show
strong promise of significant creative work and potential for original contributions to the field.

The Department seeks candidates whose work engages critically, creatively, and imaginatively in architectural design in relation to urbanism, emphasizing
areas that could include contemporary cultures and theories; climate change and ecology; social, racial, and environmental justice; design technology, media,
and computational spatial methodologies; and housing and public space studies. Candidates should be committed to a critically engaged understanding of
design and must demonstrate a strong trajectory and emerging potential for creative work, design research and publications. Faculty responsibilities include
teaching introductory and advanced design studios in the undergraduate and graduate programs on architecture and urbanism, as well as seminar and lecture
courses. Additional duties include providing service to the department, college, university, and the greater community.

Founded in 1959, the College of Environmental Design (CED) has been at the forefront of environmental design education. As the first institution to combine
architecture, planning, and landscape architecture into a single college, CED continues to offer a vigorous multidisciplinary environment where collaboration
and experimentation can flourish. Within it, the Department of Architecture’s evolution has been nourished by social, cultural, and environmental values, and
our geographical setting; on the Pacific Rim at the border with Latin America and facing Asia, California is an urban laboratory that has long been recognized as
an area for urban research and experimentation.

These values are also reflected in our innovative teaching, scholarly research, critical design inquiry, and synthetic practice. Our award-winning faculty bring
both broad and deep intellectual diversity to our educational community. The Architecture Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The
Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in architecture offers both a liberal arts-oriented and pre-professional education. The Master of Architecture is a
professional degree requiring two, or three years, depending on the student’s incoming background. The Master of Advanced Architectural Design is a oneyear,
post-professional degree intended for those with a professional degree who wish to continue exploring design issues in an experimental studio setting.
The Master of Science and a Ph.D. in architecture are research-based degrees in one of the following areas of study: History, Theory, and Society and Building
Science, Technology, and Sustainability.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates
who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. To
learn more about current department initiatives around the design of an inclusive department, please visit:
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor degree (or equivalent international degree)

Preferred qualifications
A professional degree in architecture and/or urban design
M.Arch or B.Arch with an additional graduate degree (such as an MA, MS, or Ph.D.) (or equivalent international degree) by the start date of the position
strongly preferred.


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including
information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and
inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
Statement of Interest – A 2-3 page statement of interest specifying the relevance of the applicant’s experience to the department with a description of
research, creative work, and teaching
Portfolio – A digital portfolio of representative design work and publications.
The file must be 50MB or smaller in size.
Additional space: Portfolio – In case files need to be split.
The file must be 50MB or smaller in size.
Reference requirements

3-5 required (contact information only)
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Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and nonacademic
staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to
advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete
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refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable,
submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the
applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms
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