The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SoA) is looking for individuals with a strong background, or emerging potential, in creative architectural accomplishment that elevates the discipline through research work, scholarly work, artistic work, and/or professional practice.
The School welcomes emerging practitioners and studio educators to develop a body of work while teaching in a dynamic school of architecture. We have openings for studio faculty in both the Core 6 or Advanced Synthesis Options (ASO) studios. This position requires a first professional degree in architecture. Candidates with teaching and/or professional practice experience and a terminal degree in architecture are preferred.
To get an understanding of who we are, we invite all interested applicants to attend SoA events – the lecture series, studio reviews, and/or professional workshops
Responsibilities for faculty in a Core 6 studio include teaching studio sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:30 – 4:30, meeting with the coordinator prior to the start of the semester and on a weekly basis during the semester, attending all scheduled studio reviews, conducting mid-semester/end of semester individual conferences with your students, participating in mid-semester/end of semester grade meetings and providing written comments for each student to your coordinator.
Responsibilities for faculty in an ASO studio include developing the entire content of the studio in conversation with the ASO coordinator, teaching studio sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:30 – 4:30, attending all scheduled studio reviews, conducting mid-semester/end of semester individual conferences with your students, participating in mid-semester/end of semester grade meetings and providing written comments for each student to the ASO coordinator.
If your creative work is breaking new ground, you will find an encouraging, stimulating environment within our dynamic community. Our school is a team of dedicated educators, designers, researchers, practitioners, and interdisciplinary collaborators. Full time faculty members teach studios and/or coursework appropriate to their specialization(s) across the School's many programs, including the B. Arch, M. Arch, post-professional Master's (both MS and studio-based) and the doctoral programs.
Our student body totals over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, and is situated within the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music. Our university is classified as an "R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity" institution. As such, a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities can be created at the school, college and/or university levels.
Our school philosophy is to provide deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by a university culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to be excellent, discipline-defining design-thinkers in diverse global contexts. We believe that architectural excellence demands both rigorous training in fundamentals and the development of unique expertise - whether the sciences, the humanities, engineering, or computation. Though each of our students graduate with intensive architecture knowledge, no two graduates leave with the same education.
Our programs take advantage of:
Our position within one of the world's leading research and entrepreneurship institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection of technology, the arts, and the humanities;
Specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, dFAB Lab, Code Lab, Remaking Cities Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab;
The context of our dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh as a laboratory for inquiry and action.
More information on the School of Architecture can be found on the SoA website.
This position requires a first professional degree in architecture. Candidates with teaching and/or professional practice experience and a terminal degree in architecture are preferred.
To apply, access and complete the online application form at https://apply.interfolio.com/zzzzz submitting the following materials:
A letter of interest that indicates your specific areas of expertise;
A statement of teaching philosophy
A full curriculum vitae;
A small portfolio (≤25 MB)
A discussion of the specific courses that you are prepared to teach;
Contact information for three references, including name, position, email address, phone number and your professional relationship with them;
For those with prior academic experience, examples of work by your students.
Applications are due Monday, 4 May 2020. The job offer will be extended by 30 June 2020 with employment expected to begin 28 August 2020.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
Internal Number: 71193
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.