Assistant Professor of Environmental Design (Tenure-Track)

Assistant Professor of Environmental Design (Tenure-Track)

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Assistant Professor of Environmental Design (Tenure-Track)

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Job Description Summary

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) at Auburn University invites  applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position with an appointment in the Environmental Design program. We seek candidates who have the desire and potential to help the growth of the Environmental Design program by utilizing their professional experience and translating it into creative and engaging teaching and research practices. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, and it will be based on a nine-month academic year appointment. The position has a desired start date of August 16, 2022.

The Environmental Design program (ENVD) is an inter-disciplinary, non-professional program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. The program builds its strength on an understanding of the interconnected nature of all design and construction disciplines. Real-life projects, human-centric problem-solving methods, and design and systems thinking, are continuous threads throughout the ENVD curriculum. ENVD graduates are nimble and adaptable designers who are ready to tackle complex challenges in the built environment, and at the same time, are well prepared to pursue a graduate degree in a number of design and construction related fields.

The individual in this position will be expected to:
 1. Teach undergraduate courses within the ENVD program.
 2. Work with student organizations and/or mentor students.
 3. Collaborate with other disciplines within the school, college and university.
 4. Interact with the ENVD advisory and curriculum committee, and ENVD alumni.
 5. Pursue the scholarship of teaching, research, and/or outreach in accordance with the mission of the University.

This position includes teaching multiple 3-credit hour courses per semester (estimate of 3 per semester). Candidates will be expected to continue and/or develop an active program of scholarly and creative work within any discipline represented in APLA. APLA is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, outreach, and service.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications: 1) A Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Design, or a related field, at the time employment begins, 2) evidence of strong communication skills, 3) evidence of the potential to be an excellent teacher and evidence of the potential to effectively relate to ENVD students, and 4) evidence of the potential to develop a scholarly agenda.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Excellent communication skills required.

Auburn University is an EEP/Vet/Disability Employer.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required online submission materials include: 1) a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s pedagogical and research interests; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a print-ready digital portfolio illustrating the candidate’s scholarly/creative work and (where applicable) examples of work illustrating prior teaching experience; 4) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. This non-returnable material should be mailed to:
 ENVD Faculty Search
 Auburn University
 College of Architecture, Design and Construction
 104 Dudley Hall
 Auburn, AL 36849
 Attn: Karen Rogers

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact  [email protected]

Auburn University is understanding of family needs of faculty including dual-career couples. Please visit the following website for additional information:

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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