Assistant Professor of Architectural Design
The Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley is inviting applications for two (2) full-time tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Architectural Design beginning in Fall 2023.
Responsibilities of the position include basic architectural design instruction at both graduate and undergraduate level, as well as advanced design studios and seminars and/or lectures related to the candidate’s specific area of expertise and investigation in the field of architectural design. The successful candidate is expected to advance architectural knowledge through design while paying attention to the cultural, environmental and technological challenges of the discipline. Service to the department, college, university, profession, and society in general is another and important part of the calling. In addition to design teaching experience, candidates must demonstrate exemplary architectural work and the ability to disseminate their work in appropriate venues.
The Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley is housed in the College of Environmental Design (CED) along with the Departments of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and City & Regional Planning. Founded in 1959, CED has long been at the forefront of environmental design education. As the first institution to combine architecture, planning and landscape architecture in a single college, we offer a strong interdisciplinary environment where collaboration and experimentation thrive. In this context, the development of the Faculty of Architecture has been nourished by social, cultural, technological and environmental values and our geographical environment. Located on the Pacific Rim bordering Latin America and Asia, California is an urban laboratory that has long been recognized as an area for design research and experimentation. These values are reflected in our innovative teaching, scholarly research, critical design research and discursive practices. Our award-winning faculty brings both broad and deep intellectual diversity to our educational community.
The Faculty of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and provides thoughtful and rigorous instruction to 400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students in the M.Arch, M.AAD, MS, and Ph.D programs. The Bachelor of Arts course with a focus on architecture offers both a humanities-oriented and a professional education. The Master of Architecture is a professional degree that takes two or three years to complete, depending on the student’s background. The Master of Advanced Architectural Design is a year-long post-professional degree for those with a professional degree who wish to further explore design issues in an experimental studio environment. 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 Civil Engineering, Engineering and Sustainability. For more information about our department and academic programs, visit http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu.
We are committed to accommodating the family needs of the faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have taken unusual career paths, have taken time off for family reasons, or have made excellent careers outside of academia. For information about a potential move to Berkeley or the career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/newfaculty.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity, inclusion and belonging.
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One of the following requirements is expressly preferred when starting the position: A professional degree in architecture (M.Arch or international equivalent); An undergraduate degree in architecture (B.Arch or international equivalent) with an additional graduate degree (e.g. MA, MS or Ph.D.)
Applications must be submitted before October 25, 2022 and include the following:
1. Resume – Your most recently updated Resume or Resume.
2. Expression of Interest – A 2-3 page expression of interest indicating relevance
the applicant’s experience to the department with a description of the research, creative work and
3. Statement on Contributions to the Advancement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and
Justice (DEIBJ) – A 1-2 page statement of your contributions to DEIBJ, including information about your understanding of these issues, your past activities, and your specific plans and goals for promoting equity and inclusion when you join Berkeley. For more information, see https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity.
4. Portfolio – A portfolio of design work and publications. The file must not be larger than 50 MB.
5. Supplementary/teaching portfolio – A digital portfolio of teaching material, student work, etc
any other supplementary information. The file must not be larger than 50 MB.
6. Reference Requirements: A list of 3-5 people who can speak about your experience, character and personality
Potential. Only contact information is required for the initial phase of this search.
Apply link: https://apptkr.com/3445856
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