University of Southern California

USC Architecture Citizen Architect Fellows


Applications Open for Two-Year Postgraduate Fellowship (2021-2023)

The Citizen Architect Fellows Program is geared towards recent professional architecture degree graduates who aspire to careers in academia. The Program is designed to expose Fellows to a diversity of teaching and research methods; provide resources to enable Fellows to execute a specific research project while in residence; and to provide a mentoring and networking platform to enable them to succeed in attaining academic positions in their field of emerging expertise.

Once selected, Fellows are expected to pursue lines of research that can be realized within the two-year time period as finished installation/exhibition projects and/or writing/publication submissions that can be presented in the form of a lecture/workshop. Concurrent with their research project, Fellows will teach in the School’s A-LAB Architecture Development Program (an immersive high school program developed and administered by the School in concert with Los Angeles Unified School District) for three semesters. Fellows will also teach in the School of Architecture in one or more of the School’s academic programs in architecture.

USC Architecture invites applications from graduates of accredited professional degree programs in architecture who are interested in a career in academia, possess high levels of proficiency in architecture, and who possess a strong interest in the Citizen Architect ethos of combining design excellence with social impact. Fellows are expected to be in the early stages of their academic or professional careers. Candidates must be within four calendar years from receipt of their highest degree at the time of the application deadline. The appointment is not a tenure-track faculty position.

Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2021.

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