Advanced Building Technology & Design, Assistant or Associate Professor
The College of Architecture (CoA) at Texas Tech University (TTU) invites candidates to apply for full-time tenure-track/tenured position(s) in Advanced Building Technology (ABT) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position(s) have a nine-month duty period, from approximately September 1 to May 31 each year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
The university and the college:
Texas Tech University (https://www.ttu.edu/) is a public research university, with an enrollment that has surpassed 40,000 students. Its main campus is located in Lubbock, Texas, which is in the high plains of the West Texas and Llano Estacado regions (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/LivingInLubbock.php). Since 25% of its undergraduate population identify as Hispanic, Texas Tech University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Texas Tech is an R1 university, which engages in the highest levels of research, meeting the benchmarks in research activity and expenditures as measured by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education. Texas Tech University has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an “Engaged Institution” in both “Curricular Engagement” and “Outreach and Partnerships.” Texas Tech is a member of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), composed of 28 public universities that work collaboratively to promote strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship and designed to help build community capacity.
The CoA (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/architecture/) currently enrolls over 800 architecture students and has a reputation for producing technically trained, high-performing architects. Our mission is to advance the knowledge, discipline, and practice of architecture through innovation, creative teaching, research, regional and global engagement, and scholarship. In support of this, the Lubbock campus offers four degrees: B.S. in Architecture, M. Arch, M.S., and Ph.D. The CoA also has a campus in El Paso, Texas, making the CoA the only college of architecture with a permanent program on the US/Mexico border. The El Paso campus offers a B.S. in Architecture, border issues form a fundamental aspect of that program. The CoA is also globally engaged with a semester abroad program in Seville, Spain, as well as study abroad programs and studios in various international cities.
The CoA celebrates the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of our faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to an environment that is welcoming and supportive of people of all races, cultures, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, religious affiliations, ages, and abilities. We strive to support a culture of belongingness in a diverse community wherein Latinx students account for 43% of our student population. Our college is actively working to create spaces and expand resources to support a broader dialog about architecture's multiple cultural and social views. Successful candidates will be expected to help advance those goals.
The College of Architecture invites qualified candidates with demonstrated experience in advanced building technology and design. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate potential for conducting scholarly research in their area of focus, linking their research interests with their teaching and with architectural design, and for providing leadership in teaching and research within the college. Areas of focus may include one or more of the following: building envelope assemblies, electric and daylight systems, building systems integration, structural analysis, building performance analysis, life cycle analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), advanced building materials, regenerative and resilient design, digital computation, or other related areas. Teaching responsibilities will include required building technology courses and seminars, teaching and coordinating architectural design studios at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, participating in studio reviews, and supervising of research students at the master and PhD levels.
All tenured/tenure track faculty at the CoA engage in teaching, research and creative activity, and service. As a college located in an R1 university, candidates are expected to establish and maintain a strong research agenda while also teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, lectures, design studios, and seminars in their area of expertise. CoA faculty are expected to contribute directly to the enhancement and expansion of Texas Tech University's research and creative scholarship to advance their disciplines and state of the art. Selected candidates will join CoA and Texas Tech University during a growth phase and a period of major opportunities for our faculty. As such, they will become a member of an outstanding and collegial faculty who have built our institution’s positive academic culture, adhere to the integrated scholar model, pursue external funds to support their research and creative scholarship, provide excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, and engage in service and outreach.
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Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2023
For full consideration, applications and all required materials should be received by January 16, 2023. Applications will be accepted, and review will continue, until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for on-campus interviews in March/April 2023.
- A professional degree in Architecture combined with EITHER a Post-Professional degree in Architecture or a related discipline OR a minimum of 3 years of research or teaching experience in advanced building technologies.
- Demonstrated experience or potential for conducting research and/or creative scholarship in one of the areas identified above.
- Demonstrated teaching experience or potential for teaching building technology courses.
- Demonstrated teaching experience or potential for teaching architectural design studios.
- Demonstrated experience or strong promise towards work related to the issues of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- PhD in a relevant area of expertise.
- Professional registration.
- Evidence of excellence in:
- teaching building technology courses.
- teaching design studios.
- research and/or creative scholarship in one or more of the areas identified above.
- Evidence of ability to obtain external research funding.
To be considered, applicants must submit all the following materials in digital format (PDF). Your application will not be reviewed if you do not submit all materials.
- Letter of interest (maximum two pages): including a summary of the applicant’s creative activities, research interests or agenda, teaching experience, leadership experience, and service interests.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three references: including names, affiliations, contact information, and relationship to the applicant.
- Portfolio (maximum 20 pages): including relevant studio teaching, research, and/or professional work.
- Research/Scholarship Statement (maximum 3 pages): including a description of the applicant’s research interests, achievements, future research trajectory and goals, and how this research area can contribute to CoA and TTU.
- Teaching Philosophy (maximum 3 pages): describing the applicant’s approach to undergraduate and graduate teaching (Master and PhD)
- Diversity Statement (maximum two pages): describing the applicant’s experience and approach to diversity and inclusion, and their potential contribution to a culture of diversity and inclusion at the CoA. Here is the link to our college statement: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/architecture/about/the-coa/diversity.php
Direct any questions about the position to Search Committee Chair, Hazem Rashed-Ali, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.