University of California, Davis

Assistant Professor, Spatial Design, Department of Design

The University of California, Davis, seeks an Assistant Professor in Spatial Design. The successful applicant will be appointed as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Design, College of Letters and Science.

To be considered, applicants should have a terminal degree in a design related field (such as an M.Arch, M.Des., MFA, MLA, PhD). Active research and/or creative work is required and experience teaching studio, with the ability to work with students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is preferred. The successful candidate will be a designer whose critical and innovative practices advance instruction and research of spatial design. An ideal candidate might bridge spatial design practice and research with one or more other fields, such as community based design, architecture, environmental justice, or the use of novel technologies. The applicant must also have the ability to work effectively with groups and individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and positions both within and outside the University of California.

Submit required materials on-line at RECRUIT system,

Required materials include: a letter of interest; CV, including creative projects / publications; a brief statement of research and creative plans; a statement of teaching and research interests; a brief statement of teaching philosophy with descriptions of 3-5 courses taught and / or proposed at undergraduate and graduate level; up to 25 images of creative works, including at least 5–10 examples of student work if available, and the names and contact details for 5 references; an authorization to release form (; and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity that highlights past efforts to encourage diversity (, which may include description of previous activities mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, or other under-represented groups, and proven past commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Inquiries prior to application due date should be directed to:

Professor Glenda Drew

Chair, Search Committee, Spatial Design

Department of Design

University of California at Davis

Davis, CA 95616                         



Initial deadline for review of applications begins December 15, 2022 and the search continues until the position is filled; start date of July 1, 2023.