Lawrence Technological University

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor


The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University is nimble, fast-moving, and looking to grow something great. We seek to hire a diverse group of architectural designers to lead us into an exciting future.

The architecture program is part of a private educational institution that focuses on technology and industry-connected professional education. The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) aims to be an agile and entrepreneurial technology incubator that incorporates educational objectives into the pursuit of creative and innovative ideas across disciplines. Under a new president and provost, and with an outstanding location in Metro Detroit, Lawrence Technological University and the CoAD are moving forward with more students, new programs, an enhanced research focus, and opportunities for talented individuals seeking to join a strong, collaborative group of teaching and applied research faculty to continue to develop pedagogical innovations in architectural design and practice.

Architecture is a core player in this journey and we are calling for exceptional people to help shape the mission of the college. We’re looking for outstanding and potentially unconventional candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Master of Architecture/Bachelor of Science in Architecture programs. We are strategically seeking ways to diversify our faculty through gender, race, and content area. Our faculty balance scholarly and creative pursuits with participation in a program that emphasizes student contact and college /university engagement, in a setting small enough to encourage cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations.

The appointment will commence in Fall 2023.

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, or a clear agenda for, future 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 ranging from representation or foundations of design to production techniques or ecological / sustainable concerns. We’re looking for 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 design, transportation design, game design, or graphic design, is preferred.

We’re 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.

Application Materials Required
Candidates should upload a single PDF using the form –
Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
List of three references with contact information
Portfolio of relevant work that might include: creative work, professional work, and/or student work
Statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy

Applications will be reviewed commencing on December 15.

Applicants wishing to receive full consideration should submit materials prior to January 15th