Stanford University

Shimizu Visiting Professor


Stanford Architecture is requesting applications and nominations for the Shimizu Visiting Professor position, a one-time teaching commitment at Stanford University for the winter quarter (January 3 – March 18) of 2022. As we aim to foster connections with other programs and deepen a meaningful collective conversation around architectural pedagogy and practice, we extend this inquiry for faculty or other regular instructors who may be considering sabbatical or leave during this window, as well as practitioners in the profession.

Educators or practitioners should be experts in the field of architecture (or allied profession) and should have significant teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The Shimizu Visiting Professor will be expected to create and teach a quarter-long architecture studio and auxiliary workshop rooted in relevant issues of our time and based in the candidate’s creative and professional philosophy. There is a stipend* awarded for this role, along with provisions for travel and lodging.

Nominees should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Terminal degree in architecture (or adjacent field of study with an architectural emphasis)
  • An ongoing faculty appointment or similar role at an academic institution or analogous professional role
  • A notable body of creative work in the field of architecture, design, or art
  • Experience and great enthusiasm for teaching design studio
  • Excellent communication, writing, and collaboration skills
  • Respectful, collegial, and inclusive interpersonal skills
  • Scholarly, professional, practice-oriented, or creativity-based research
  • Availability to teach in person on campus – this is not a virtual role

Nominees for the Shimizu Visiting Professor position should hold pedagogical values aligned with our program’s ethos of holistic, student-centered education. Stanford Architecture integrates academics, community, and wellness into an innovative model of mission, teaching, learning, and practice. We are especially interested in nominees who share a commitment to a purposeful, relevant, and healthy professional training environment imbued with meaningful interdisciplinary collaboration, fearless creativity, anti-racist pedagogies and practices, community-oriented service for the benefit of humanity, sincere belonging/respectful mutuality, and a devotion to the vital role of student health and wellness in architectural education.

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