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Visiting assistant professor of architectural design
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The University of New Mexico is seeking a visiting assistant professor of architectural design to join its school in New Mexico, USA.

School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Architecture

Two visiting assistant professors of architectural design

The University of New Mexico Department of Architecture seeks applicants for two visiting assistant professor of architectural design.

Applications received on or before June 10, 2019 will have best consideration. The positions will remain open until filled. The appointment commences August 12, 2019 and ends May 16, 2020.

This is a non-tenure track temporary faculty appointment which may be renewed for one or two years’ additional terms up to a maximum of three years.

The successful visiting assistant professors of architectural design will teach design studios each semester, and teach a required class or seminar each semester.

We seek applicants that have a demonstrated capacity for critical inquiry into architectural design 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/or in a developed research agenda.

The University of New Mexico is New Mexico’s flagship research institution, and the largest university in the state. Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico offers bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degree programs in a wide variety of fields.

The University of New Mexico is categorized 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 and 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, the master of Landscape Architecture and the bachelor of arts in Environmental Planning and Design. 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 UNM Architecture #3 for affordability in the U.S. among universities that have architecture bachelors and/or masters degree programs.  It is currently ranked #22 in the U.S. by the StartClass 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 adjunct professor. Currently, Antoine Predock’s title is Professor in Practice. 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.

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. Please visit our website for more information.

Minimum qualifications:

  • professionally accredited graduate architecture degree, such as the Master of Architecture
  • architectural design teaching experience, with a minimum of two design studios, and the potential to develop one or two other courses. However, candidates must have been the instructor of record.

Preferred qualifications:

  • preference will be given to applicants with two full years of design studio experience
  • demonstration of excellence in design studio teaching
  • demonstration of experience in the practice of architecture
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

To submit an application, please apply online.

Application requirements

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

  • a one-two page cover letter stating specific teaching and research interests
  • curriculum vitae
  • the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of three references
  • in addition, applicants are required to submit a short sample of student work and design work with a maximum of 10-15 pages. Website links are also welcome.

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.

The University of New Mexico’s confidentiality policy ‘Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,’ University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located here.

New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA.

  • Applications have closed.