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Design + Integrated Building Systems and Director of the Energy Studies in Building Laboratory
The Department of Architecture seeks a creative and innovative faculty member for a full-time tenure-track position to teach in the department and direct the Energy Studies in Building Laboratory (ESBL). The position is anticipated to be at the rank of associate professor or professor, appropriate to the successful applicant’s experience. The appointment is anticipated to begin July 2015.
Research and Creative Work: Candidates are expected to pursue a well-defined research and/or creative practice agenda with a commitment to sustained inquiry into emerging issues in the field of sustainable design. As Director of ESBL, candidates will be expected to successfully fund the lab’s work and operations through securing grants and contracts. The department is committed to solving multi-faceted problems and furthering knowledge by researching issues and processes that give form to the environment.
Teaching: The teaching responsibilities of the position include design studios and lecture and seminar courses in integrated building systems that contribute to the department’s professional programs and the Ph.D. degree program in Sustainable Design. The department is seeking candidates who address the synthesis of building and environmental technologies in their teaching of lecture and seminar courses and design studios, have a strong interest in helping students learn to integrate technical systems into architectural design and have an interest in teaching professional audiences. Responsibilities for teaching are anticipated to be at 50% of a typical faculty appointment.
1. Candidates must hold a graduate degree that may be in architecture, engineering, or an allied field; they must have at least one professional degree in architecture. Preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. in architecture or a related field.
2. Candidates must exhibit a successful record of publication of research, success in obtaining external funding through grants and experience in providing consulting services to the architecture and engineering professions.
3. A record of successful previous teaching experience in architecture is required.
4. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in collaborative work in architecture and/or in a related field.
5. The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Institutional Context: The University of Oregon is broadly committed to sustainable principles, with research and disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs in this area in design, business, law, the sciences and environmental studies. The Department of Architecture has been recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability since the 1960s. Faculty in the department are at the forefront of efforts to reduce energy use in buildings through research, policy formation and application to construction, and are committed to sustainability in all its multiple aspects.
Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 25,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.
ESBL: ESBL has laboratories in both Eugene and the White Stag Block in Portland. The two labs are strong in physical and digital modeling, have a working relationship with architects and engineers in the Pacific Northwest, and are involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with other University of Oregon units. For more information about ESBL, please see: http://pages.uoregon.edu/esbl/ESBL_website/splash_pages/ESBL_home.php.
Applications: Applications must include the following:
1. a curriculum vitae
2. a narrative, 1-2 page description of the candidate’s background, interests, relevant qualifications, and intentions in seeking this position. Include a discussion of views about teaching and plans for research/creative practice
3. a portfolio (20 page maximum | one hard copy and a pdf on a flash drive) that includes representative professional/scholarly work, evidence of design capability, and examples of teaching activity or potential (include syllabi, project descriptions and student work from prior teaching as well as suggested descriptions for courses the candidate is interested in developing)
4. three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses
Complete applications and/or inquires should be addressed to:
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Architecture
1206 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1206
Review of initial applications will begin on January 2, 2015. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by that date. This position will remain open until filled.
Descriptions of individual positions and application requirements are available on our web site: http://architecture.uoregon.edu/about/employment or you may contact Nancy McNaught, Search Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.