Auburn University

Assistant Professor of Environmental Design


The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) at Auburn University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position with an appointment in the Environmental Design program. We seek candidates who have the desire and potential to help the growth of the Environmental Design program by utilizing their professional experience and translating it into creative and engaging teaching and research practices. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, and it will be based on a nine-month academic year appointment. The position has a
desired start date of January 1, 2021.

The Environmental Design program (ENVD) is an inter-disciplinary, non-professional program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. The program builds its strength on an understanding of the interconnected nature of all design and construction disciplines. Real-life projects, human-centric problem-solving methods, and design and systems thinking, are continuous threads throughout the ENVD curriculum. ENVD graduates are nimble and adaptable designers who are ready to tackle complex challenges in the built environment, and at the same time, are well prepared to pursue a graduate degree in a number of design and
construction related fields.

The individual in this position will be expected to:
1. Teach undergraduate courses within the ENVD program.
2. Work with student organizations and/or mentor students.
3. Collaborate with other disciplines within the school, college and university.
4. Interact with the ENVD advisory and curriculum committee, and ENVD alumni.
5. Pursue the scholarship of teaching, research, and/or outreach in accordance with the mission of the

This position includes teaching multiple 3-credit hour courses per semester (estimate of 3 per semester). Candidates will be expected to continue and/or develop an active program of scholarly and creative work within any discipline represented in APLA. APLA is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, outreach, and service. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Qualifications and Application
Minimum qualifications: 1) A Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Design, or a related field, at the time employment begins, 2) evidence of strong communication skills, 3) evidence of the potential to be an excellent teacher and evidence of the potential to effectively relate to ENVD students, and 4) evidence of the potential to develop a scholarly agenda.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in theUnited States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills required.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Applicants must apply online at:

Required online submission materials include: 1) a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s pedagogical and research interests; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a print-ready digital portfolio illustrating the candidate’s scholarly/creative work and (where applicable) examples of work illustrating prior teaching experience; 4) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. In addition to online submission, candidates must submit one print copy of the portfolio as described. This nonreturnable material should be mailed to:

ENVD Faculty Search
Auburn University
College of Architecture, Design and Construction
104 Dudley Hall
Auburn, AL 36801
Attn: Magdalena Garmaz

Review of applications will begin on September 24, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more
information contact

Auburn University is understanding of sensitive to the family needs of faculty including dual-career
couples. Please visit the following website for additional information:

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Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th
among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research
activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist,
and Doctor’s degrees in many fields. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964
undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges
and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University
is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its
student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,”
with a moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities.
Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama,
the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent
public school systems and regional medical centers.