Tenure + Tenure-track Faculty in Architecture - College of Architecture and Design
Lawrence Technological University
Location: Southfield, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Academic / Faculty
2 openings available.
Internal Number: AE9934|AS9886
The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University is growing! We’re looking for curious, nimble, innovative, and diverse architectural designers to help us set the course for our next decade.
The architecture program is part of a private educational institution that focuses on technology- and industry-connected professional education. The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) aims to be an agile and entrepreneurial technology incubator that incorporates educational objectives into the pursuit of creative and innovative ideas across disciplines. Under a new president and provost, with an outstanding location in Metro Detroit, and with our successful recent NAAB accreditation review, Lawrence Technological University and the CoAD are moving forward with more students, new programs, an enhanced research focus, and opportunities for talented individuals seeking to join a strong, collaborative group of teaching and applied research faculty to continue to develop pedagogical innovations in architectural design and practice.
Architecture is a core player in this journey and we are calling for exceptional people to help shape the mission of the college. We’re looking for outstanding and potentially unconventional candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Master of Architecture/Bachelor of Science in Architecture programs. We are strategically seeking ways to diversify our faculty through gender, race, and content area. Our faculty balance scholarly and creative pursuits with participation in a program that emphasizes student contact and college /university engagement, in a setting small enough to encourage cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations.
The appointment will commence in Fall 2024.
CoAD Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The College of Architecture and Design believes that human differences enrich innovation, collaboration, and positive impact in a complex, global world. We commit to fostering an educational environment that welcomes and supports the experiences and perspectives from people of various dimensions of personhood. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion guides our approach to planning, teaching, research, and more.
CoAD is committed to fostering an equitable learning culture by:
Promoting a culture of respect for people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, citizenship status, disability status, socioeconomic status, religious commitments, and ages
Encouraging a civil, open exchange of ideas and dialogue Facilitating greater understanding of people from different backgrounds
Developing initiatives that increase access to and support within higher education and into the architecture and design industries
Committing to continuing to learn, develop, and be held accountable for DEI-related efforts
Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
Candidates must hold a terminal degree in architecture from an accredited institution. Professional registration is desirable but not essential. Successful candidates will have a record of, or a clear agenda for, future peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative work and a clear research or practice trajectory. The field of expertise is open, but the ideal candidate will have experience in secondary areas of knowledge ranging from representation or foundations of design to production techniques to design technology to ecological / sustainable concerns. We’re looking for candidates with future-focused approaches to research methods or studio-based design pedagogy. Experience in cross-disciplinary opportunities linking architectural knowledge to parallel design disciplines, such as interior design, product design, game design, or graphic design, is preferred.
We’re looking for teachers and scholars with strong communication skills and a willingness to become actively involved in the functioning of the department, including academic advising, curriculum development, program assessment, and recruitment. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating a combination of design studio and lecture/seminar-based teaching experience at the college level, and the ability to work with and promote a diverse student body.
Application Materials Required
Candidates should upload a single PDF using this link.
Letter of interest
List of three references with contact information
Portfolio of relevant work that might include: creative work, professional work, and/or student work
Statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy
Applications will be reviewed commencing on December 1.
Applicants wishing to receive full consideration should submit materials prior to December 15.
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) prepares students to become architects and designers who can address 21st-century challenges through critical thinking and creative problem-solving.
CoAD's approach is centered around being Focused on Design, Immersed in Technology, and Grounded in Practice. This equips our students with practical skills and knowledge to make a positive global impact. Our multi-disciplinary design approach, international experiences, integration of technology, and connection to industry, foster innovative approaches that address real-world concerns.