Ball State University

Assistant Research Professor of Architecture


Ball State University

“Design Innovation Fellow” contract faculty position available August 17, 2020 for the 2020-21 academic year, renewable for an additional year upon favorable intermediate review. The fellowship intends to support individuals committed to expanding and advancing the culture of architecture and design through creative practice/research.

Major responsibility: teach in our professional graduate and/or undergraduate architecture programs including a design studio and a lecture/seminar course that could support the applicant’s research agenda. The preferred area is emerging design media such as industrial robotics and contemporary fabrication techniques. A graduate research assistant will be available to assist the Fellow’s pursuit of a vigorous design/research agenda that culminates in an exhibition, public lecture, and potential publication of work at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Minimum qualifications:  Professional M.Arch degree OR Professional B.Arch degree with non-professional Master’s degree in architecture/allied discipline from an accredited college or university.

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of excellence in contemporary design, visualization and fabrication methods; design research, design methodologies and scholarship; ability to articulate agenda for fellowship duration; potential to take on a leadership role in shaping the future discourses of design fields.

Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your on-line application: CV, portfolio, and cover letter, addressed to Andrea Swartz, Professor + Department Chair.  The option to upload transcripts is also available. Original, official transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 14, 2020.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.