Department: Department of Architecture
Annual Basis: 9 Month
December 4, 2023; position open until filled (updated)
Required Application Materials
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:
• Current curriculum vitae or resume including dates of employment.
• A letter of interest (2 -3 pages) outlining how your professional and/or scholarly background, teaching and other relevant experience meet the minimum and/or preferred qualifications of the position.
• A portfolio of representative products of your creative work and/or research, which may include professional projects and/or publications and examples of teaching materials and student work.
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement. The University of Oregon notes that teaching, research, and service contributions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are to be given recognition in the evaluation of a candidate’s qualifications. These contributions will take a variety of forms. Candidates should refer to this site for additional information: https://provost.uoregon.edu/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-statement-guidance-ttf-searches.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide names, contact information, and professional and/or academic relationships for at least three references.
The Architecture Department at the University of Oregon (UO) is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track full professor position with a focus on Design Innovation for Environmental Resilience and Sustainability beginning September 16, 2024, in Eugene, Oregon. The successful candidate will also serve as the Director of the School of Architecture & Environment, which includes the Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture, along with the Historic Preservation Program. We seek a scholar who can translate and build connections between the iterative design process and multiple modes of scientific inquiry to better characterize relationships between the design of the built environment and environmental resilience and sustainability for all communities. This colleague will work at the intersection of design and technical determinants of resilience and sustainability to understand the impact that architectural design has on communities. Applicants from historically under-represented backgrounds; emerging scholars and practitioners; and professionals with extensive experience are all encouraged to apply.
Department or Program Summary
The University of Oregon is a tier-one research university. Its Environment Initiative, launched in 2022, represents a campus-wide coordinated effort to create an intellectual and active hub focused on higher education’s role and contribution to a just and livable future. The School of Architecture and Environment is part of the College of Design and has been recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability. To broaden perspectives and conversations, the school welcomed its first cohort of Design for Spatial Justice Fellows in September 2019 and the College of Design’s Diversity Fellow is charged with implementing the College’s Diversity Action Plan. Faculty are committed to creating a student-centered learning community that embraces multiple viewpoints. It is a School where learning, research, and professional activity inform each other and where new ideas and established traditions are in dialogue. The School thrives on interdisciplinary academic partnerships in Eugene, with Oregon State University in Corvallis, and Portland State University, and engages in robust partnerships with professionals, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the globe. School strengths include sustainable design, timber design and construction, housing design, landscape design, interior architecture, historic preservation, and urbanism.
The College of Design is a leader and exemplar on the University of Oregon campus for our ongoing activities addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The College is an international leader in promoting the Spatial Justice Initiative, which brings visiting scholars to the School of Architecture & Environment to teach and research on spatial justice issues. The College offers a supportive and collaborative teaching and research environment and actively encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.
• Professional degree in Architecture.
• Graduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, interior architecture, historic preservation, or another related field.
• Proven record of publication of research, scholarship, and/or creative/professional work focused on innovation for environmental resilience and sustainability. Evidence may include peer-reviewed publications, design awards, citations or published reviews of design work, and grant funding.
• Administrative experience and leadership abilities in academia and/or professional practice.
• Experience in collaborative and cross-disciplinary work in architecture, and in areas that may include engineering, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, interior architecture, or historic preservation.
• Previous university teaching experience in architecture.
• Demonstrated ability to support and enhance diverse learning and working environments.
• PhD in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, interior architecture, or historic preservation.
• Professional architecture registration (license).
About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 170,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a mild climate, and a community engaged with environmental and social concerns. The Pacific Ocean, Cascade and Coast mountain ranges, deserts, forests, and many lakes are within an hour or two drive, as is the city of Portland.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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