SAAP Invites Applications for Assistant Professor of Architecture

October 10, 2015

The UNM Architecture Program seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position, a full-time probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Applications received on or before 12/15/2015 will have best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The appointment commences August 2016. 

The successful candidate will teach design studios and other courses in architectural design with an emphasis on one or more of these areas: architectural theory, emerging construction technologies, digital fabrication, building simulation, visualization, urban design or expertise in Latin America. 

Applicants for this position are expected to be fully conversant in digital operations, possess a highly developed set of graphic skills and must be capable of teaching either undergraduate or graduate studios, lecture courses and/or seminars. In addition, the selected individual will be required to coordinate one of the studio levels within the graduate or undergraduate curriculum. The ability to oversee and implement studio programs and projects as well as direct part-time and/or regular full-time faculty within that studio level is essential. New course development that contributes to the School's curriculum along with a strong personal research agenda in the areas of the candidates' interests is considered vital to attaining tenure. 

We seek candidates that have a demonstrated capacity for critical inquiry into architectural issues as they apply to changing global conditions regarding climate, society and technology. We seek applicants that either have a record of excellence in design teaching or in a research and/or practice agenda, or have demonstrated the potential to do so. The successful candidate is expected to create a record of achievement through peer-recognized academic and/or professional realms -- publications, awards and research grants. 

UNM is New Mexico's flagship research institution, and the largest university in the state. Founded in 1889, UNM offers bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degree programs in a wide variety of fields. UNM is categorized as a Research 1 / RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, with three Nobel laureates affiliated or associated, two MacArthur Fellows, and in excess of 35 Fulbright Scholars. A diverse university with a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities represented among the faculty, staff and students, it is also a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as defined by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. 

The Architecture Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, and an accredited Master of Architecture degree. The non-professional Master of Science in Architecture degree with two research-oriented tracks: Computational Ecologies and Public Health & the Built Environment. Other programs include Community & Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture. 

The program has a strong reputation for providing a quality education, focusing on relevant 21st century issues. The US Department of Education's new College Scorecard rank UNM Architecture #3 for affordability in the U.S. among universities that have architecture bachelors and / or masters degree programs. 

The Architecture program is housed in the award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed by architect Antoine Predock. In addition to the spacious, naturally-lit design studio spaces, the building has the latest design and fabrication tools, including various methods of digital fabrication and other modes of making. 

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