University of Memphis

Assistant Professor of Architecture

 

Position Summary:  The Department of Architecture is seeking applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2023.  Successful candidates for the position must have a strong commitment to teaching at all levels of the Master of Architecture, BFA in Architecture, and BFA in Interior Architecture degree programs and a significant record of professional practice and/or research in their area of specialization. Desired areas of specialization include architectural design, architectural theory, technology, sustainable design, interior architecture, and community-based design and development.  The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the Department and University.

All Architecture faculty members support the design-centered curriculum by applying their expertise to innovative design studio and professional/technical course offerings. Successful candidates for this position are expected to teach design studios as well as professional/technical courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Opportunities are available to faculty including involvement with community partners that support economic and social development in the region, partnering with faculty from other academic units within the University, and working with the University of Memphis Design Collaborative, among others.  Additional responsibilities include research and/or creative practice, general service activities, service on M.Arch Capstone committees, contributions to accreditation reports and exhibits, and other contributions to advance the mission of the Department.

Minimum Position Qualifications:  Required qualifications include a professional Master of Architecture degree (or a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree and a masters degree in a related field such as city planning, urban design, or interior architecture/design), and relevant teaching experience in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program.  Desired qualifications include current registration as an architect in the USA or eligibility to achieve registration, current NCIDQ certification or eligibility to achieve certification, relevant teaching experience in a CIDA-accredited Interior Architecture/Design degree program, significant professional/creative work in an urban environment, and service to the profession.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Applicants should go to workForum.memphis.edu to submit an application. Additional items required at time of application include a letter of intent describing specific interest in the position, a statement describing teaching philosophy and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and email addresses of three references.  An electronic portfolio submission is also required.  Review of completed applications will begin 7 November 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  For information regarding this position, contact the Department of Architecture at 901.678.2724 or architecture@memphis.edu.

Special Conditions:  The Department of Architecture serves a diverse student population and offers multiple opportunities for student and faculty engagement in the community.  It enjoys an outstanding relationship with the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and other professional organizations.  The Master of Architecture degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and the BFA in Interior Architecture degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position.  Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements.