University of Oklahoma

Full-Time Faculty Fellow

The University of Oklahoma (OU) Gibbs College of Architecture seeks candidates to fill three, full-time faculty fellow appointments, starting in August 2023. Two fellowship appointments will be made in the Division of Architecture; and one joint fellowship appointment will shared between the Architecture/Interior Design divisions. Each appointment is 9 months/year, for a two-year term. Please note that Gibbs College is also hiring full time faculty in ArchitectureInterior Design, and Construction Science.

About Gibbs College

The Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, whose architecture program began accepting students in 1926, supports a future in which all communities are designed for resiliency and empowered to maximize their social, economic, and environmental well-being. Gibbs College educates more than 800 students through undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs across seven academic units in Architecture, Construction Science, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Regional and City Planning. Gibbs College is also home to the Institute for Quality Communities, a community engagement program which has completed more than 50 community projects in 28 Oklahoma counties. For more information about college programs, please visit architecture.ou.edu.

About the University of Oklahoma

Established in 1890, the University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 Institution  known for its excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, including its service to the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses located in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars; today, it is home to over 600 National Merit Scholars. Its 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013; in 2017, Architectural Digest named OU’s Bizzell Library among the 18 most stunning university libraries in the world. Learn more about OU’s aims and purpose in our “Lead On” strategic plan (2020).

Norman, Oklahoma, is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender in “Best Places to Live” rankings. Oklahoma City was recently named one of the “50 Best Places to Travel” by Travel + Leisure magazine. Visit ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information about what OU and the local communities have to offer.

Teaching Fellowships

These fellowships enable emerging designers and scholars to spend two years immersed in the creative community of the OU Division of Architecture. Successful candidates will be collaborative designers, scholars and teachers prepared to work with interdisciplinary faculty and students in Gibbs College’s ranked, fully accredited design programs.

To honor the legacies of three important University of Oklahoma alumni, these fellowships carry the following titles (see below for more information about each alumnus):

Fellowship Duties

Fellows will be given the time and support necessary to develop their creative activities and research, as well as opportunities to grow as teachers. Each fellow is required to teach three courses per academic year, as well as develop a creative project or research agenda to be shared with the OU community through a public lecture or exhibition. Possible areas of investigation may include but are not limited to: the American School, improving equity and belonging in design practice and pedagogy; housing; resilience; community design; real estate; and building technology. Fellows with an interest in architectural history will also have access to the incredible body of work produced by the architects of the American School, now housed in the OU Libraries American School Archive.

Application review will begin January 3rd, 2023 and the search will remain open until the positions are filled. Read on for more information on how to apply.

Required Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of an accredited masters degree in Architecture (international equivalent such as RIBA) or a terminal degree in a related field;
  • Potential to effectively teach architecture studios, seminars, and/or lecture courses;
  • Potential for research productivity or evidence of contributing to a successful design practice;
  • Effective communication and inter-personal skills.

Application Instructions

  • Interested candidates should submit the following materials via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/113967) as soon as possible:
  • Cover letter which highlights relevant experiences and accomplishments;
  • Full contact information from four professional references (please indicate if these are to remain confidential)
  • Current curriculum vita;
  • Digital portfolio that demonstrates potential for success in teaching and scholarly/creative activity, community engagement, and service work; please limit the digital portfolio submission file size to less than 100MB and a max of 25 pages.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person\’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.