Assistant Professor– Material and Technologies in Architectural Design

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Assistant Professor– Material and Technologies in Architectural Design

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Open September 22nd, 2021 through Monday, Nov 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

The Department of Architecture of the University of California, Berkeley is conducting an international search for a position in Material and Technologies in Architectural Design at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. 

Architecture and construction play a critical role in a built environment increasingly transformed by growing social, environmental, and economic impacts. The Department of Architecture seeks a candidate whose creative work, research, and teaching focuses on architectural design through research in relation to building materials and technologies. This includes topics related to innovative design and construction methods and/or promising material assemblies. The Department seeks candidates with strong potential for collaborations and grant procurement with partners from other disciplines and industries.

Faculty responsibilities include teaching architectural design studios as well as construction and/or materials courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional duties include providing service to the department, college, university, and the greater community. 

Founded in 1959, the College of Environmental Design (CED) has been at the forefront of environmental design education. As the first institution to combine architecture, planning, and landscape architecture into a single college, CED continues to offer a vigorous multidisciplinary environment where collaboration and experimentation can flourish. Within it, the Department of Architecture’s evolution has been nourished by social, cultural, and environmental values, and our geographical setting; on the Pacific Rim at the border with Latin America and facing Asia, California is an urban laboratory that has long been recognized as an area for urban research and experimentation.

These values are also reflected in our innovative teaching, scholarly research, critical design inquiry, and synthetic practice. Our award-winning faculty bring both broad and deep intellectual diversity to our educational community. The Architecture Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in architecture offers both a liberal arts-oriented and pre-professional education. The Master of Architecture is a professional degree requiring one, two, or three years, depending on the student’s incoming background. The Master of Advanced Architectural Design is a one-year, post-professional degree intended for those with a professional degree who wish to continue exploring design issues in an experimental studio setting. The Master of Science and a Ph.D. in architecture are research-based degrees in one of the following areas of study: History, Theory, and Society and Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. To learn more about current department initiatives around the design of an inclusive department, please visit:

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