The University of Texas at Austin

Emerging Scholar in Design

 

 Job Description
The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture invites applications and nominations for its 2021-23 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, 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 course in each long semester and an elective related to their scholarly work in one long semester. Teaching responsibilities may involve both the graduate and undergraduate programs. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate would contribute to the intellectual life of the school, engaging the diversity of faculty members and existing research. Through critical, theoretical, and/or creative work, the scholar is expected to present an initiating lecture to the university community and later an exhibition of proposed academic research. Other public formats, such as peer-reviewed publication, can supplement the proposal, depending on the nature of their work.

Background
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most highly regarded public universities in the United States and is a Tier 1 research institution. 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 that engage planning and design issues, as well as topics related to equity in American urban areas. The UTSoA has robust facilities and support for advanced technology and fabrication research including robotics, AR and VR. For additional information about the School of Architecture, its programs, and its people, please visit the website: www.soa.utexas.edu.

The University of Texas at Austin benefits, as does the School of Architecture, from the thriving city of Austin, which is the 11th most populous city in the US. The city is rapidly expanding and is positioned in the growing mega-region of Austin-Dallas-Houston. Additionally, Austin 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 Interfolio:

  1. A one-page 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

To be considered, please submit the following materials through the \”Apply Now\” prompt on this page: https://apply.interfolio.com/81646

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.