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Assistant Professor of Architecture

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Instruction

Department: School of Architecture & Environment
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
Applicant review begins December 1, 2019; position open until filled.

Required Application Materials
Submit digital applications in .pdf or .jpg format, up to a maximum of 10 MB.

Applications must include:
1. a curriculum vitae;
2. a short narrative description of your background, professional/teaching interests, and qualifications for the position including the equity and inclusion statement (as below);
3. a portfolio of representative products of your creative work and research, including professional projects and/or publications;
4. a list of at least three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Please indicate your professional and/or academic relationship to each person on this list.

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Judith Sheine, Professor
Department of Architecture
School of Architecture and Environment
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1206
email: jesheine @uoreogn.edu
tel. 541-346-3656

Position Announcement
The Architecture Department at the University of Oregon is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in Mass Timber Design and Construction to begin Fall 2020. Candidates should have the potential to make a strong contribution to the design and technical areas of the curriculum and to pursue a well-defined research and/or creative practice agenda with a commitment to sustained inquiry into emerging issues in the field.

Candidates are expected to develop and teach innovative design studios, lecture courses and seminars in integrated building design in the department’s professional programs, the new MS degree pathway in Mass Timber Design and the Ph.D. degree program in Sustainable Design. The department is seeking candidates who address the synthesis of building design and sustainable technologies in their teaching and research and have a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. In particular, candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to the Department’s participation in the TallWood Design Institute, a partnership of the University of Oregon’s College of Design and Oregon State University’s Colleges of Forestry and Engineering focused on the advancement of timber design and manufacturing through research, testing, outreach and education (http://tallwoodinstitute.org). TDI's applied research includes mass timber product development, building design, prototyping and performance testing (i.e. constructability, structural, acoustic, fire-resistance, moisture-resistance, durability, net-zero or carbon negative design).

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Architecture is located within the School of Architecture (SAE), part of the College of Design at the University of Oregon, an Association of American Universities member and tier-one research institution in the Pacific Northwest that is ranked “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The School of Architecture and Environment offers doctoral degree programs in architecture and landscape architecture, graduate degrees in historic preservation, fully accredited graduate and undergraduate professional degrees in architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture, and concurrent graduate degree programs.

The University of Oregon is broadly committed to sustainable principles, with disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs in this area in design, business, law, the sciences and environmental studies. The Department of Architecture has been recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability since the 1960s. Faculty in the department are at the forefront of efforts to reduce energy use in buildings through research, policy formation and application to design and construction, and are committed to sustainability in all its multiple aspects. For more information on the school and department, please visit: https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/

The School of Architecture and Environment’s Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Architecture departments are in the University’s Eugene, Oregon main campus. The campus is located about 65 miles from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains and 110 miles south of Portland. With visionary leadership in urban design and transportation policies, Portland is the urban laboratory for the Department of Architecture and the Historic Preservation program. Portland has the highest concentration of mass timber projects in the U.S. and is the U.S. epicenter of mass timber design. Both Portland and Eugene are socially-progressive, bike-friendly, and family-friendly cities with ambitious goals for carbon emissions reduction and for community wellbeing.

The College is committed to creating a welcoming environment to all perspectives, having initiated a Diversity Plan, a Dean’s Diversity Fellow and SAE Design for Spatial Justice Fellowships to bring in scholars with a range of lived experiences. The University is home to the Center for Many Nations Longhouse, the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change network, and will be opening a Black Cultural Center. https://inclusion.uoregon.edu

Minimum Requirements
• A graduate degree in architecture, engineering, or an allied field; the successful candidate must have at least one professional degree in architecture.
• The capacity to develop a successful record of publication of research and/or creative/professional work in the field of mass timber design and building technology.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in collaborative work in architecture and/or in a related field
• An aptitude for innovative construction methods (such as modular, digital, or robotic fabrication)
• Professional architectural registration
• A PhD
• A record of successful publication of research and/or creative/professional work
• A record of successful previous teaching experience in architecture


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

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