University of Houston

Assistant Professor of Architectural Design for Environmental Systems – Tenure Track

University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston is conducting an international search for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Architectural Design for Environmental Systems at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of August 2020.

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers its students and faculty a platform of integrated disciplines—Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Industrial Design—that work together to negotiate the complexities of contemporary design practice, making extensive use of our state-of-the-art digital and fabrication facilities. Situated in the heart of one of the most diverse and fast-growing cities in the United States, our College promotes the idea of the city as a laboratory for research, where design is considered a form of critical thinking, calling forth innovative solutions for contemporary conditions.

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design seeks to appoint faculty whose creative work, scholarship, and teaching focuses on architectural design for environmental systems and high-performance buildings. Applicants should have design expertise as well as analytic knowledge of building energy performance and resource conservation strategies. Such strategies could include passive heating and cooling, lighting and daylighting, water use technologies, building envelopes, or systems for occupant comfort. The College seeks candidates with a strong record of research and creative work in the form of built work, design competitions, publications, research grants, or design awards.

We seek candidates with intellectual curiosity as well as technical knowledge that can be translated in curricula, program vision, teaching and scholarship. Candidates must be able to work with faculty across the spectrum of disciplines within the College as well as across diverse technologies. Candidates will assist in the education of undergraduate and graduate students, providing advanced curriculum development in architecture design for environmental systems and defining a pedagogical role in an integrated design education.

Candidates will be expected to be literate in current software to simulate the built environment. Advanced knowledge and experience in modeling equipment, laboratory procedures and on-going pursuit of knowledge in the field will be expected.

This position will include teaching responsibilities in both undergraduate and graduate curricula, including lecture and design studio classes, scholarship and service.

Qualified candidates must hold at least one degree in Architecture. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or PhD in a design related field, with a record of professional practice or scholarship, and teaching experience.

Candidates must demonstrate superior design and representation skills, clarity in communication, and an openness to collaboration. Candidates with a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices, cultural awareness, critical practice, theoretical scholarship, as well as various specializations, including but not limited to, materials research, advanced visualization, and digital fabrication, are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Rank will be determined based upon experience.

Applicants should provide the following: a letter of interest responding to the outlined duties and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio, including student design studio projects, and publication samples with candidate’s role or responsibility clearly indicated, and contact information for three references.

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For further information or questions please contact:
Associate Professor Rafael Beneytez Duran
Director of Undergraduate Programs and Search Committee Chair  rbeneyte@Central.UH.EDU

Application review will begin December 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start August 2020.

For more information about the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design please visit: 

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.