California Baptist University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Architecture


The Architecture Program in The College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design (CAVAD) at California Baptist University seeks a highly motivated applicant for a full-time tenure-track faculty of Architecture, with an anticipated start date in August, 2021. The Architecture Program offers an accredited M.Arch degree that equips emerging professionals to lead, employ theological considerations in their work, demonstrate empathy and care for others, and discern design solutions with evidence-based perspectives.

The program seeks candidates with university teaching experience and/or critical practice experience. Candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates will be able to successfully demonstrate their ability to teach and carry out a research agenda in the combined areas of Architectural Design and: 1) Structural Integration or 2) Digital Simulation/Media; or 3) Other mission-relevant specialization such as Humanitarian Design, Sacred Space, Urbanism, etc.

CBU is faith-based institution, historically affiliated with the California Southern Baptist tradition. Collaboration between the College disciplines of Graphic Design, Photography, Film, and Fine Art is ongoing, as well as emerging collaboration with the Colleges of Engineering, Business, and Health Sciences. CBU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and serves a diverse constituency of emerging professionals.

Position Requirements:

  • Hold a terminal M.Arch degree or Ph.D in architecture or related field;
  • Demonstrate university teaching experience including architectural design, and/or critical practice experience;
  • Articulate an existing or developing research/creative practice agenda that will expand or enrich the existing program;
  • Demonstrate a history of service to the profession and/or the broader community;
  • Articulate a faith statement consistent with the mission-driven institution requirements.

Interested candidates must complete the full employment application with California Baptist University at prior to formal engagement for full consideration.

Review of applicants will begin shortly. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Further information about California Baptist University can be found here:; and further information about the College of Architecture, Visual Art, and Design can be found here:

Questions can addressed to the Associate Dean of CAVAD, Dr. Matthew Niermann at