Lawrence Technological University

Associate or Full Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture/Master of Architecture Programs

 

Lawrence Technological University is a private educational institution that focuses on technology and the professions. We aim to be an agile and entrepreneurial technology incubator that incorporates its educational objectives into its pursuit of creative and innovative ideas across disciplines. Architecture is a central player in the synthesis of these activities; with this in mind, we seek exceptional collaborators to help realize the goals of the University and the College of Architecture and Design.

We are looking for outstanding candidates to fill a tenured position at the rank of associate or full Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture/Master of Architecture programs. The appointee will join a strong, collaborative group of teaching and applied-research faculty to continue to develop pedagogical innovations in architectural design and practice. The appointment will commence in August 2021.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must hold a terminal degree in architecture from an accredited institution. Professional registration is desirable but not essential. Successful candidates will have a record of peer-reviewed scholarly and /or creative work and a clear research or practice trajectory.

The field of expertise is open, but the ideal candidate will have experience in secondary areas of knowledge such as digital design, production techniques (analog, CNC, robotic), design implications of society and race, or ecological / sustainable concerns. We seek candidates with future-focused approaches to research methods or studio-based design pedagogy.  Experience in cross-disciplinary opportunities linking architectural knowledge to parallel design disciplines such as interior design, industrial and transportation design, game art, or graphic design is preferred.

We are looking for teachers and scholars with strong communication skills and a willingness to become actively involved in the functioning of the department, including academic advising, curriculum development, program assessment, and recruitment. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating a combination of design studio and lecture/seminar-based teaching experience at the college level, and the ability to work with and promote a diverse student body.

The College of Architecture and Design

The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of design-related disciplines with an emphasis on professional practice and technological innovation. With the Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT), the College leverages its location through industry-sponsored projects, research collaborations, and community outreach. The College cultivates a broader multidisciplinary discussion within its university which presents design as having a central role.

The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University believes that people should feel included and valued. We support a diverse culture of inclusiveness, which is a core design value rather than an overlaid policy. We believe that belonging translates to pride in our work and adds to our passion to engage. This should transcend any knowledge area, program, or department and lead to standards of excellence, innovation and social responsibility. We fully support our student groups focused on supporting minorities (Association of Indian Students, Black Students Union, Muslim Student Association), veterans (LTU Veterans Group), and LGTBQ (OUT! at LTU with Friends).

Required Application Documents

Interested candidates should complete the application at the following link: https://forms.gle/ufjqNP5siCmdL8uF6 and upload a single PDF that is less than 20MB.

The PDF should contain:

(1) letter of interest

(2) curriculum vitae

(3) list of three references with contact information

(4) portfolio of relevant professional, scholarly, or creative work

(5) portfolio of student work

(6) a statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy

(7) statement about the applicant’s demonstrated approach to diversity and inclusion

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by January 17. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants to submit materials through this link:

https://forms.gle/ufjqNP5siCmdL8uF6

Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.