Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Architecture, Art Architecture
University of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Academic / Faculty
Internal Number: 4564358
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Architecture, Art Architecture University of San Francisco
R0008429 USF Hilltop Campus
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Architecture, Art + Architecture
Job Summary: The Architecture program, within the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2024, contingent upon funding approval.
This position seeks candidates with a background in architectural design, and advanced knowledge in the history, theory, and criticism of architecture. Candidates may also have experience with professional practice, and familiarity with building construction. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate architectural design courses at all levels, from introductory to advanced. In addition, teaching may include courses in architectural history, architectural theory, materials and methods, community engaged learning, and research theses. Ideal candidates should be able to connect architectural design practice to issues of political, environmental, and community justice.
Full Job Description:
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2-3 courses a semester, depending on unit count (2- and 4-unit courses, to a total of 18 units per academic year), from Architectural Design Studios, Architectonics, History of Architecture, Architectural Theory, and Honors Thesis, among others. In addition to teaching and course development, successful candidates will serve as an advisor to Architecture majors and minors, engage in service to the department and college, and maintain an active research program that engages students when possible.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in architecture or related fields (city, planning, landscape architecture, urban design). Experience of architectural design practice, or practice in related fields is also welcomed. A strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of scholarship, and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. The successful candidate must be able to offer their reflections on equity, and strategies for success in engaging with BIPOC and first-generation college students.
Applicants should submit:
a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications;
a statement of teaching philosophy and experience;
a diversity statement, which may include your thoughts and/or experiences concerning equitable education for underserved and marginalized communities, your commitment to or experience with broadening participation and accessibility in the field, and/or experience and success in engaging with BIPOC and first-generation students;
and three letters of recommendation (requested upon submission of application).
Additional materials may be requested later in the process. Questions can be addressed to email@example.com. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2023.
In order to serve all of our students, including Black-identified and Latinx students-who make up 15% and 21% of our undergraduate student body respectively-the University of San Francisco is seeking to hire a cohort of new faculty whose scholarship and/or community-engaged research and creative work focuses on the experiences of people from underrepresented communities including but not limited to Black and Latinx communities, or antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion more generally, and who have proven expertise and experience in mentoring students from these communities or first generation college students.
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.