Lawrence Technological University

Tenured + Tenure-Track Faculty in Architecture


The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University is growing! We’re looking for curious, nimble, innovative, and diverse architectural designers to help us set the course for our next decade.

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, with an outstanding location in Metro Detroit, and with our successful recent NAAB accreditation review, 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 2024.

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 to design technology to 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, product 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.

CoAD Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Architecture and Design believes that human differences enrich innovation, collaboration, and positive impact in a complex, global world. We commit to fostering an educational environment that welcomes and supports the experiences and perspectives from people of various dimensions of personhood. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion guides our approach to planning, teaching, research, and more.

CoAD is committed to fostering an equitable learning culture by:

  • Promoting a culture of respect for people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, citizenship status, disability status, socioeconomic status, religious commitments, and ages
  • Encouraging a civil, open exchange of ideas and dialogue Facilitating greater understanding of people from different backgrounds
  • Developing initiatives that increase access to and support within higher education and into the architecture and design industries
  • Committing to continuing to learn, develop, and be held accountable for DEI-related efforts

Application Materials Required

  • Candidates should upload a single PDF using this link.
  • 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 1.

Applicants wishing to receive full consideration should submit materials prior to December 15.

Any questions may be directed to Jennifer O’Donnell-Jones at

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.