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New Mexico, USA
Assistant professor of architecture
at University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is currently seeking an assistant professor of architecture for its school in New Mexico.

School of Architecture + Planning, Department of Architecture

Assistant professor of architecture

The University of New Mexico architecture department seeks applicants for a tenure track assistant professor of architecture. Candidates should submit their application by January 31, 2019 for best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The appointment commences August 15, 2019.

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate design studios, as well as a building technology course, and a seminar related to their scholarly interests.

We seek applicants that have a demonstrated capacity for critical inquiry into architectural design and architectural technology issues as they apply to changing global conditions regarding culture, climate, society and technology. We seek applicants that either have an emerging record of excellence in teaching and in their scholarly research agenda.

University of New Mexico is New Mexico’s flagship research institution and the largest university in the state. Founded in 1889, University of New Mexico offers bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degree programs in a wide variety of fields. University of New Mexico is categorised as a Research 1/RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, with three Nobel laureates affiliated or associated, two MacArthur Fellows and in excess of 35 Fulbright Scholars. A diverse university with a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities represented among the faculty, staff and students, it is also a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as defined by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.

The department of architecture offers a bachelor of arts in architecture, with three concentrations:  pre-professional architecture; design studies and landscape architecture.  We also offer a professionally accredited master of architecture degree, as well as a non-professional master of science in architecture degree with two research-oriented concentrations: computational ecologies and public health and the built environment.

Other degree programs in the school include the master of community and regional planning and master of landscape architecture.  The two graduate certificate programs are historic preservation and regionalism, as well as urban innovation.

The department of architecture has a strong reputation for providing a quality education, focusing on relevant 21st century issues. The US Department of Education’s College Scorecard ranks University of New Mexico architecture #3 for affordability in the US among universities that have architecture bachelors and/or masters degree programs.  It is currently ranked #22 in the US by the Start Class ranking.

The department of architecture is housed in the award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed by architect Antoine Predock, a former University of New Mexico student and professor. In addition to the spacious, naturally-lit design studio spaces, the building has the latest design and fabrication tools, including various methods of digital fabrication and other modes of making.

New Mexico has a rich and varied culture and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is located along the Rio Grande adjacent to the 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.

To submit an application, please visit website and reference posting number 7376.

Minimum qualifications

Professional architecture degree: master or doctor of architecture in the US, or a professional architecture degree from another country; or a terminal degree in building sciences, architectural engineering, or closely related fields, as measured in CV, statement of interest; transcript; documentation of a professional degree from other country, international degrees will be confirmed through documents.

Minimum one year of teaching experience (consisting of at least two courses, one of them a design studio) as measured in CV, statement of interest, portfolio, examples of student work.

Minimum one year of work experience in an architecture firm; as measured in CV, letter of interest, references.

Preferred qualifications

Professional licensure in architecture (in the US or abroad) as measured from CV, statement of interest, copy of an NCARB certificate or other forms of documentation regarding licensure.

Ability to teach a graduate level integrative design studio and to teach building technology to master of architecture students, as measured in CV, letter of interest, portfolio, references, examples of student work.

Evidence of architectural scholarship; as measured in CV, statement of interest, and examples of scholarship such as publications, design competitions, participation in professional architectural projects that have been recognised, community engaged scholarship and various forms of creative work, research proposals, funded research, recognition for design individual work, exhibits, etc.

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities, as measured on CV, or other evidence such as the statement of interest, interviews, letters of reference, references.

Two years of teaching (consisting of at least two design studios and a building technology course): building technology topics can include material integration, high performance building analysis, construction, structures, energy analysis, environmental impact, and other related topics, as measured in the CV, letters of recommendation, syllabi and course evaluations. Candidates are encouraged to provide a teaching portfolio if available.

PhD degree in architecture or a closely related field, as measured in CV, statement of interest, transcript.

Two to five years of experience working on architectural projects in an architecture firm as found in CV and other documentation such as the statement of interest, interviews, portfolio, letters of recommendation, references.

Collegiality, as measured in evidence of ability to work cordially and cooperatively with colleagues and students as indicated in letters of recommendation, references, interview.

Experience with BIM software and relevant emerging technologies, as measured in CV, letter of interest, references, portfolio.

Application requirements

Applicants are required to submit through University of New Mexico jobs the following:

  • a one-two page letter of interest stating specific teaching and professional interests
  • curriculum vitae
  • the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of four references
  • in addition, applicants are required to submit a portfolio of design work or include a link to a website.  Samples of publications or other forms of scholarly work are also requested. Additional information and an expanded portfolio may be requested of semi-finalist candidates

Applicants who are appointed to a University of New Mexico continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with University of New Mexico. University of New Mexico’s confidentiality policy ‘disclosure of information about candidates for employment,’ University of New Mexico board of Regents’ policy manual 6.7, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located on our website.

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