Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture
Washington State University
Location: Pullman, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Academic / Faculty
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by benefits. Please see http://facultystaff.wsu.edu/employment-benefits.html
Internal Number: R-7407
The School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for a full-time, career-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice. The successful candidate will bring a substantial background in professional practice to the program and will be expected to teach courses central to the architecture core curriculum at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities in a defined area of interest is beneficial but not required.
We seek candidates who bring depth and breadth of leading-edge, practice-oriented knowledge and expertise with the capacity to translate this into transformational teaching and learning opportunities for students in our undergraduate and NAAB accredited professional graduate program. The successful candidate will teach studio, seminar, and/or lecture courses central to the architecture core curriculum. Candidates with the ability to contribute to teaching in Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and/or Construction Management via interdisciplinary courses across the curricula are encouraged to apply.
The architecture program seeks candidates with a record of professional architectural work that is innovative and inquiry-driven; recognized as meritorious through peer-evaluated awards, publications, and other distinctions demonstrating excellence; engages 21st century challenges and opportunities; and/or leverages emergent methods and/or tools to meet objectives.
Applications must be submitted through WSU's careers site and review of applications will commence January 9, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.
Possess an accredited degree in architecture, either a professional Bachelor’s degree in architecture or a professional Master’s degree in architecture.
Have at least 5 years of practice experience in architecture demonstrating comprehensive professional knowledge and expertise.
Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice.
Candidates must be willing and able to engage with students, including students from diverse disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds
Candidate must be willing and able to engage with community and/or industry stakeholders. OR
Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to engage with community and/or industry partners.
Possess superior interpersonal skills, including collaboration and teamwork.
To be considered for Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 6 years of teaching experience or equivalent by the hire date.
Hold licensure in architecture.
Have higher education teaching experience in an architecture program.
Have 10 or more years of professional practice experience in architecture.
Demonstrated teaching and/or professional experience addressing a variety of project types (including, but not limited to, residential, commercial, and institutional), responsibility areas (including, but not limited to, pre-design through construction administration, including project management) and scales of development (from building design to urban design).
Have received peer-reviewed design awards, publications, competitive public work and/or other indications of meritorious work in architectural practice.
Have research interests that complement teaching and curriculum design.
Possess a body of professional architectural work that engages 21st century challenges in innovative ways and/or leverages emergent methods and/or tools to meet these challenges.
Demonstrate how their teaching can advance student understanding at the intersections of architectural practice and one or more of the strategic research areas in the SDC which include decarbonization of the built environment, emerging technologies and advanced computational design, and health and well-being.
The SDC is comprised of accredited academic degree programs in Construction Management (B.S. ACCE + CM minor), Architecture (B.S + M.Arch NAAB), Interior Design (B.A. CIDA + M.A. Research), Landscape Architecture (BLA LAAB), Construction Engineering with the Department of Civil Engineering (B.S. ABET), and emerging certificate programs and a Master of Science in Building Science with Departments in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The SDC is committed to being the premier destination for integrated design and construction education in the nation. The collaborative make-up of the SDC enables faculty to work with students from different disciplines in an integrated environment with the goal of promoting and increasing effectiveness within the professions. Interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities for both teaching and research also extend throughout the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, especially with the Composite Materials & Engineering Center (www.cmec.wsu.edu), the Integrated Design + Construction Laboratory (https://idcl.wsu.edu/), and the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Electrica...l Engineering & Computer Science. Visit (www.sdc.wsu.edu) for more information on the School of Design and Construction.