The University of Texas at Austin

Emerging Scholar in Design Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

Job Description:

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture invites applications and nominations for its 2020-22 Emerging Scholar. This position is the second of two recently established fellowships offering promising individuals that are at the beginning of their academic career in architecture, urban design, community and regional planning, landscape architecture, or interior design the opportunity to develop a body of work in the context of teaching and research. The school particularly encourages highly motivated applicants that are able to integrate their scholarly trajectory with their pedagogical agenda.

For the duration of the two-year fellowship, the scholar will teach three courses each year: a design studio or required non-studio course in one long semester, an elective related to their scholarly work in one long semester, plus one course in the summer session. Teaching responsibilities may involve both the graduate and undergraduate programs. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the school by engaging in critical theoretical and/or creative work, which will be presented to the university community through a public format, such as a lecture or an exhibition, depending on the nature of their work.


The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most highly regarded public universities in the United States. The School of Architecture offers post-professional and research degree programs in Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Historic Preservation, and Architectural History, in addition to professionally accredited degree and post-professional degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and Interior Design. The school is organized to support interdisciplinary education and has established strong collaborations and new initiatives that engage planning and design issues in Mexico and Latin America. It has recently undertaken a new initiative on Race, Gender, and the Built Environment to advance scholarship and teaching on topics related to equity in American urban areas. For additional information about the School of Architecture, its programs, and its people, please visit the website:

The University of Texas at Austin benefits, as does the School of Architecture, from the thriving situation of the city of Austin, which is the 11th most populous city in the US and is rapidly expanding. It is positioned in the growing mega-region of Austin-Dallas-Houston, and partakes of the rich borderland culture between Mexico and the United States.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for the Emerging Scholar in Design, please submit the following materials through

  1. A statement of interest describing your research and teaching objectives for the fellowship
  2. A current CV
  3. A PDF portfolio of creative work or written scholarship no longer than 20 pages
  4. Contact information for three references

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.