The Department of Architecture at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position for the academic year beginning August 2018. In addition to teaching, a tenure-track faculty member must develop a focused scholarly/creative agenda as well as contribute service to the academic and professional communities. The appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.
Design | Digital Technology | Digital Fabrication The successful candidate will demonstrate interest and ability to teach architectural design studios across the curriculum. Entry-level studios require the ability to teach fundamental design skills, including spatial and formal composition, graphics, and modeling techniques, while upper-level studios require the ability to teach the design and technical skills necessary to resolve and document architectural intent from the urban scale to the detail. Demonstrated excellence in teaching architectural design studios and the capability of serving in a design studio leadership role are preferred.
She or he will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and software introduced in the department's established digital technology course sequence, which builds students' digital design and visualization skills via the Adobe Creative Suite, Revit, Rhino, 3ds Max, and Grasshopper. The successful candidate will demonstrate interest and ability in teaching courses within this sequence and in integrating this technology into her or his design studio teaching. She or he will also demonstrate interest and ability to develop and teach seminars in digital technology and/or digital fabrication, and this specialization will form the core of her or his scholarly/creative agenda.
Our design-oriented program is grounded in the 'making' of architecture. We focus on those aspects that lend a sense of built reality to an architectural idea. In support of this focus, we recently completed an extensive renovation of our facility, which now includes a 20,000 square foot fabrication shop for woodwork, metalwork, and CNC fabrication: the latter including multiple 3-axis CNC milling machines and a 3-axis CNC plasma cutter. Preferably, the successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in digital fabrication and the capability of integrating these tools and techniques into her or his design studio teaching.
Terminal professional degree in Architecture (Post-baccalaureate MArch or equivalent).
Professional practice experience in architecture sufficient to have fulfilled the internship requirement for licensure.
Interest and ability to teach architectural design studios across the curriculum.
Demonstrated proficiency in the methods and software introduced in the department's established digital technology course sequence, which includes Adobe Creative Suite, Revit, Rhino, 3ds Max, and Grasshopper.
Interest and ability in teaching courses within the digital technology course sequence and in integrating this technology into her or his design studio teaching.
Interest and ability to develop and teach seminars in digital technology and/or digital fabrication.
Interest and ability to develop a scholarly/creative agenda related to her or his academic/professional expertise.
Extensive and creative professional practice experience in architecture.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching architectural design studios and the capability of serving in a design studio leadership role.
Demonstrated proficiency in digital fabrication and the capability of integrating these tools and techniques into her or his design studio teaching.
Established scholarly/creative agenda.
Record of service to the academic and professional communities.
Kansas State University uses the PageUp People Applicant Tracking System. To apply for this position, follow this link, careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502509/assistant-professor-architecture, to the online job description, then click the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the page and follow the instructions to create an account. Please upload a letter of interest addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a list of three academic and/or professional references with full contact information, and a portfolio documenting academic and/or professional experience. Direct all inquiries to Professor Matt Knox, Architecture Department Head, (785) 532-5953 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of candidates will begin January 16, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.
The Department of Architecture at Kansas State University is a nationally recognized program offering a professional Master of Architecture and post-professional Master of Science in Architecture. Departmental faculty may also participate in a College-wide interdisciplinary PhD in Environmental Design and Planning. The department sponsors studios at the Kansas City Design Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and has a long-standing curricular partnership with the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri/Kansas City. The department is located at K-State’s main campus in Manhattan, KS, in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills region 120 miles west of Kansas City, MO. To learn more about the Department of Architecture and our programs, please visit our website at apdesign.k-state.edu/arch/.
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