Job Description

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Posting Numberreq11004
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentSAAP Architecture Program (515C)
Academic LocationSchool of Architecture and Planning
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary
University of New Mexico, School of Architecture + Planning
Department of Architecture
AssistantProfessor of Architecture

The UNM Department of Architecture seeksapplicants for two Assistant Professor of Architecture positions. We invite applications for a full-time faculty position at the levelof Assistant Professor probationary appointment, leading to a tenuredecision. Applications received on or before December 9, 2019 will have bestconsideration. The positions will remain open until filled. The appointmentscommence August 10, 2020.

The successfulcandidates will teach two architectural design studios during the academic year(one graduate and one undergraduate), as well as a required lecture/seminarcourse in our curriculum, and a seminar focused on their scholarly or researchagenda.
We seekapplicants who have a demonstrated capacity for critical inquiry into architecturaldesign issues as they apply to a broad range of changing global conditions,including but not limited to culture, climate, society, and technology. We seekapplicants who have an emerging record of excellence in teaching and a researchagenda.
UNM is NewMexico’s flagship research institution, and the largest university in thestate. Founded in 1889, UNM offers bachelors, masters, doctoral andprofessional degree programs in a wide variety of fields. UNM is categorized asa Research 1 / RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in theCarnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UNM has twoMacArthur Fellows, and more than 40 Fulbright Scholars. A diverse universitywith a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities represented among the faculty,staff and students, it is also a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as definedby the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring andretaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, makingdecisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability,or any other protected class.
The Department ofArchitecture offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with threeconcentrations: Pre-ProfessionalArchitecture, Design Studies and Landscape Architecture. We also offer an accredited professionalMaster of Architecture degree, as well as a non-professional Master of Sciencein Architecture degree with a research-oriented concentration in Public Health& the Built Environment.
Other degreeprograms in the School include the Master of Community & Regional Planning,the Master of Landscape Architecture and the Bachelor of Arts in EnvironmentalPlanning & Design, along with two graduate certificate programs: HistoricPreservation and Regionalism, and Urban Innovation. The school has beeninvolved in public interest design for over fifty years. The UNM Design and Planning Assistance Center(DPAC) works with communities to address complex challenges. The DPAC graduate studio works with communityleaders or stakeholders to ensure their needs are understood and respected.
The Department of Architecture has a strong reputation forproviding a quality education, focusing on relevant 21st centuryissues. The US Department of Education’s College Scorecard illustrates that UNMis one of the most affordable universities to study architecture at thegraduate or undergraduate level. Recent alumni are working in notable national firms(SHoP Architects, Gensler, etc.), as well as in leading firms practicing in NewMexico. Our students regularly participate in competitions, and often win orplace.
The Departmentof Architecture is housed in the award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed byarchitect Antoine Predock, a former UNM student and current professor ofpractice. In addition to the spacious, naturally lit design studio spaces, theschool has two computer labs for group teaching, and a Fab Lab -
Albuquerque,the largest city in New Mexico, is located along the Rio Grande, adjacent tothe Sandia Mountains. A high desert city, the climate is mild most of the year.One can participate in a full range of outdoor activities year-round. Albuquerque is an inclusive, diverse city with afabulous climate, low-cost lifestyle, and excellent outdoor recreation.
1) A NAABaccredited professional Architecture degree, or international equivalent.
2) An advanceddegree at the Masters or Doctorate level.
1) ArchitecturalDesign teaching experience as the instructor of record. We ask that thesuccessful candidates teach a minimum of two design studios, with the potentialto develop one or two other courses.
2) Evidence of aresearch agenda.
3) Demonstrationof excellence in design studio teaching as the instructor of record.
4) Preference will be given to applicants with three fullyears of design studio experience as the instructor of record, and experienceteaching more than one other class.
5) Evidence of a design orscholarly practice.
6) A demonstrated commitment to diversity,equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diversecommunities. Examples include, but are not limited to, developingstrategies for the educational or professional advancement of students inunderrepresented groups, efforts to advance equitable access and diversity ineducation, and engagement activities such as recruitment, retention, andmentoring or advising of underrepresented students or new faculty.
Application InstructionsApplication Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following: * 1-2 page letter of interest stating specific teaching and research interests; * A curriculum vitae* The name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of three references. * A short design portfolio, with a maximum of 15 pages, as an optimized PDF file.* A short portfolio of student design work with a maximum of 10 pages, as an optimized PDF file. * One or two examples of academic scholarship. The search committee has the option to ask candidates to provide additional design or scholarly work.Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. UNM’s confidentiality policy "Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment," UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/9/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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