The Department of Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank with an anticipated start date of Fall 2020. We seek candidates with experience and expertise in integrating innovative design and computing in their research, teaching, and practice. The candidate is expected to bring advanced design pedagogy in design studios and lecture courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate is also expected to play an essential role in our graduate program, leading graduate-level courses, and supervising graduate projects and as doctoral dissertations. We encourage applicants whose scholarship falls into one of the following areas aligned with emerging departmental and campus priorities:
- Computational and Virtual Design: Expertise in one or more of the following areas in design computing: advanced visualization using virtual and augmented reality, parametric design, Building Information Modeling, and digital fabrication.
- Sustainability and Smart Buildings: Expertise in environmental, technical, and social systems to inform the design of high-performing buildings from a human centered perspective.
Our program encourages interdisciplinary research, and we welcome varied theoretical and methodological perspectives. Currently, we have research collaborations with the School of Medicine, the Thompson Center for Autism, the College of Engineering and the College of Education. The candidate is expected to pursue cross-disciplinary research.
Required Qualifications - Ph.D. in Architecture, Interior Design or a related-discipline at the start of tenure-track appointment with at least one professional degree in architecture or interior design prior to Ph.D.
Preferred Qualifications - Professional experience and teaching in architecture and/or interior design - Ability to develop graduate courses in computational design, advanced visualization, and/or sustainability - Ability to teach undergraduate lecture and studio courses in architecture or interior design - Ability to pursue interdisciplinary research and supervise doctoral dissertation
Application Materials - Letter of interest that articulates research and teaching interests, experience, and expertise. - Curriculum Vitae. - Writing samples (e.g. peer reviewed journal articles, proceedings, publications, etc.) - Creative portfolio with examples showing design skills, student work from candidate's courses, and professional work. - Contact information of at least 3 references who may be reached for reference or feedback about the candidate
Review of candidates begins December 1, 2019 and applications received by then will receive full consideration. Further questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair: Jong Bum Kim firstname.lastname@example.org.
The salary for the position is commensurate with qualifications and experience, based on a nine-month tenure-track appointment.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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