Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture Engineering

University of Maryland

United States

Posting Details

Posting Details


Position Number: 128206
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: ARCH-Architecture Program
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce a search for one tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The individual selected for this position will provide innovative instruction and mentoring, as well as impactful research, scholarship, creative, and/or professional work in support of the pre-professional and accredited professional degree programs in architecture.

The Architecture Program has a tradition of excellence in integrated building design. We seek a colleague who will bring leadership in the area of building performance, offering a vision of a design process driven by the intellectual traditions of science and technology. The successful candidate will teach architectural technology courses at a variety of levels in the curriculum and make a bridge with design studios. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to integrate building technologies into design studios and other professional degree coursework. We seek candidates who can teach with an emphasis on methods and materials of construction in the context of climate change, and we hope the candidate will help the school define what that might entail. Some suggested areas of focus could be (but are not limited to): Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), embodied carbon calculations for materials and buildings, active and passive sustainable energy systems, dynamic building envelopes, bio-based material/structure innovations, and/or non-traditional carbon-negative materials.

The candidate should demonstrate accomplishments in building system design, building technology development, and/or construction technology development. Evidence of achievement shall be a portfolio of built work, theoretical work, teaching, and/or research, funded research, publications, and patents. Our university and multi-disciplinary school encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and research that goes beyond traditional disciplinary frameworks.
The Architecture Program is the largest of the four academic disciplines housed in the school. The program features an enrollment of more than 500 undergraduates in the pre-professional degree program and more than 120 graduate students in the NAAB-accredited professional degree program.
The Architecture Program has a national reputation for design excellence in building craft, urban design, and sustainability as evidenced by the award-winning Integrated Design studio and Advanced Technology course sequence; numerous honors in the arena of urban design including two ULIHines Competition wins and six times in the final four in ten years; WaterShed, the first-place winner at the 2011 United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon along with LeafHouse (second place in 2007) and reACT (second place in 2017) making us the international leader in this competition; in six years we’ve placed first twice and were runner up twice in the HUD Affordable Housing competition; and many other citations. Since the foundation of the school over fifty years ago, design excellence grounded in technical competence has occupied a central place within the curriculum and intellectual life of the Program.

Applicant Documents Required:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching and Research Statements (1000 words)
  • List of three (3) references
  • Project and/or Research Portfolio (no more than 5Mb)
Minimum Qualifications:
A terminal degree in architecture or a closely related field such as mechanical engineering, structural engineering, construction science, or construction management.

The candidate should demonstrate accomplishments in building system design, building technology development, and/or construction technology development.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
Demonstration of potential for the development of a national reputation in research, scholarship, creative, and/or professional activities in the area of building technology is required.
  • Candidates with professional registration or a Ph.D. in architecture or a closely related field will be given preference.
  • Candidates with a record of peer-reviewed research, scholarship, and/or creative practice will be given preference.
  • Candidates who demonstrate a commitment and experience working closely with students and colleagues in architectural design studios will be given preference.
  • Candidates who demonstrate innovative teaching will be given preference.
  • Experience teaching large classes is preferred.
  • Candidates who bring a vision for the future of architectural building technology are encouraged.
  • Candidates who demonstrate an ability to work across diverse groups and contribute to equity and inclusivity in the campus community are encouraged.
Additional Certifications:  
Additional Information:
Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Applications must be received by September 15, 2023 for best consideration.
Posting Date: 06/16/2023
Closing Date: 09/15/2023
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date 08/31/2023
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Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. Supplemental Document 1
  6. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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