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Assistant or Associate Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Design and Structural Technology


Art + Architecture bldg interiorThe School of Architecture seeks to add to its dedicated faculty through a search for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Design and Structural Technology, with the appointment starting in Fall 2017.

The UT School of Architecture prepares young designers for professional careers in architecture. At the same time, we prepare them to anticipate change – to be able to adapt and change as the fields of design hybridize and mutate. We ask our students to be curious, imaginative, inquisitive and self-reflective. We are endowing them with intellectual carrying capacity, as they will undoubtedly confront sizeable cognitive loads in their careers. As such, our school is a think tank for buildings and for the act of building. For more information on the UT School of Architecture, go to www.archdesign.utk.edu.

The UT School of Architecture has a national reputation for award-winning design/build and engaged scholarship, receives federal funding for research on innovative materials, maintains a close connection with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and has received recognition for innovative structural design and fabrication, including large-scale 3D printing. As such, this new faculty member will enter into an environment defined by strong engagement with the practice of architecture in a meaningful and technologically advanced manner. In 2016, the school launched a building technology curriculum that integrates technology subjects with design studios and imaginatively activates technical knowledge within a comprehensive education. Applicants are sought who will help develop this new and highly integrated curriculum while teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as part of it. Effective design studio teaching is highly preferred. Ideal candidates will consider structures from both theoretical perspectives and in their physical manifestations. The UT School of Architecture is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

The appointment and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Screening will begin on December 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest that clearly states their interests in Design and Structural Technology and their reflections on creatively integrating technology with design teaching, a curriculum vitae, select examples of design work, and the names of three references in a single PDF no larger than 25 MB to: jflatford@utk.edu. (Please title the PDF, UTArchSearch_LastNameFirstName.pdf).

Successful candidates should possess the terminal graduate degree in their respective discipline. Additionally, it is necessary to demonstrate a research agenda that includes or will lead to such accomplishments as recognized design projects, refereed publications, and/or grant submissions. All faculty in the UT School of Architecture are required to be engaged in creative work, research, and/or scholarship.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


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