Assistant/Associate Professor in Architecture




The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design with a focus on design. The faculty seeks a dynamic candidate who is committed to innovative thinking and collaboration within the multidisciplinary teaching and research context of Washington University in St. Louis and to advancing the broad conversation around design education to build on the reputation of our programs. The full-time (9-month) appointment will begin in August 2019.


Strong candidates for the position will demonstrate expertise in design and building technologies through a record of professional practice; specific areas of expertise may include building systems, construction processes, and/or environmental and sustainable design. Candidates should also demonstrate potential to pursue ambitious original research in building technology or a related area to contribute to the larger body of knowledge in the field. In addition, candidates should demonstrate capacity for excellence in the instruction of university-level design students.  


The assistant/associate professor will teach the typical load equivalent to four courses per academic year including both studio and seminar courses. Courses will include building technology as well as related areas. The person in this role will meet expectations for research and creative activity; participate in student advising and mentoring; and provide leadership to the school, university, and their field through academic and professional service. 


Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 


Applicants for the position are expected to have a Master’s degree in architecture or an equivalent combination of professional degrees. Salary for the position will be commensurate with experience. Materials requested include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, work samples, and contact addresses for three references. Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolio.


Preference will be given to applications received before January 31, 2019.