University of Colorado Boulder

Assistant Professor of Environmental Design


The Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) is pleased to announce an opening for one full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date in Fall 2024. ENVD, located at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), is an interdisciplinary program that delves into the intersections of architecture, environmental product design, landscape architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, all aimed at addressing some of the world\’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

What You Should Know

  • A typical workload for tenure-track faculty is Research, Teaching and Service. This translates to: Research: An active portfolio of research and creative work as measured by such standards as exhibition, publishing, grants, and awards; Teaching: Teaching four courses per year (12 credits) including a combination of studios (3 to 6 credits), lectures (3 credits) and seminars (3 credits); and Service:  Participation on department committees and in department governance as well as service at the campus and field (nationally and/or internationally) levels.
  • The positions are 9 months/100% full-time equivalent with a salary range of $85-90K. Startup funding packages are negotiable depending on the needs of the applicant’s research and creative work.

What We Require

  • Possess an advanced degree (Master or PhD) in architecture or a related field(s). At least one degree must be in architecture from a NAAB accredited or equivalent program. The candidate must have completed the advanced degree by the start of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity.
  • Have experience teaching architecture design studios at the post-secondary education level.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience teaching or potential to teach emerging technologies and/or materials research.
  • Evidence of advancing academic knowledge and/or practice of architecture through research, scholarship, and/or creative activities.
  • Licensed to practice architecture or on the path to licensure in the United States.
  • Record of service on university committees, and/or service to the discipline of architecture and/or professional organizations, and/or community organizations.
  • Record of experience in the coordination of students and faculty in a design studio and/or student advising, student research or student club activities.


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