University of Texas at Arlington

Tenure Track Position in Architecture for Design Build

 

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Architecture to be hired for Fall of 2020 at the rank of assistant professor. For this position, we seek applicants with a focus on design-build. An additional interest in community engagement is encouraged.

The faculty member in this position will provide leadership of CAPPA’s fast-growing design-build program within its School of Architecture and will assist in the development of the UTA Community Design Center. The candidate who fills this position will be expected to teach courses related to design-build and provide leadership of the expanding design-build program and its curriculum as well as serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

The design-build program, through Parallel Construction (blog.uta.edu/parallel), a collaborative program delivering housing solutions for area families, is a vital contributor to the goals of the college as well as to the
furtherance of Theme 2 of UTA’s Strategic Plan: Sustainable Urban Communities (uta.edu/strategicplan/plan/themes/communities.php). Located in Dallas-Fort Worth, one of the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan regions in the country, Parallel Construction enjoys strong relationships with partners in the professional community, trade, industry and nonprofit sector. It seeks to advance its impact through thoughtful, contextually responsive projects that benefit our community and establish a trajectory of inquiry that enriches our students’ experience and enables them to lead in the built future of our cities. Candidates should have a strong commitment to transdisciplinary approaches to challenging urban issues and advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The School of Architecture is part of the multidisciplinary College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the heart of a metropolitan region rich in possibilities for research, creative practice, and cultural exploration. The college includes professional degree programs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and public administration, as well as PhD programs in planning and urban and public affairs and houses research centers including the Institute for Urban Studies and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium that provide opportunities for collaboration amongst students and faculty. For more information please visit uta.edu/cappa/academics and uta.edu/cappa/research.

Situated in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, The University of Texas at Arlington is an internationally ranked Carnegie R-1 research institution with 43,000 students on-campus and a total enrollment of 58,000 (https://www.uta.edu/about/rankings) which proudly holds the distinction as one of the top Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS) in the country.

Required Qualifications: A professional degree in Architecture (M.Arch. or a B.Arch + graduate degree in architecture or an allied field); record of peer-reviewed research/creative practice commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor.

Preferred Qualifications: Licensure/professional registration; experience mentoring women and minority faculty and students. Strong evidence of research/creative practice and teaching focused on design-build projects, community engagement, and sustainable design practices, as well as administrative experience, are highly desirable.

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online a https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/10609. A complete application includes: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages), 3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page), 4) a portfolio of candidate’s work and/or teaching, and 5) names and email addresses of three references.

Question regarding this position may be directed via email to Joshua Nason, Search Committee Chair at nason@uta.edu.