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Architectural Design / Building Technology Assistant Professor

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Kent State University

Kent, OH

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The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University is seeking highly motivated candidates for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professors in the Architecture program with a focus on design and architectural sciences. Areas of research may include environmental, ecological design, building systems integration, lighting, acoustics, innovative building materials, and construction, or structural systems. Other fields of research expertise may be considered. Candidates should possess an active research agenda highlighted by peer recognition and demonstrable capacity for design studio instruction. In addition to studio teaching, the successful candidate will offer undergraduate and graduate coursework, and is expected to conduct research in their area of expertise.


: The successful candidates must hold at minimum, an accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree or its equivalent. They should also have a record of teaching; peer-recognized scholarly activity and evidence of participation in, or commitment to cross-disciplinary endeavors. A record of acquiring grant-supported research and/or professional experience will be advantageous.

The Architecture Program at Kent State University is a growing enterprise – with particular emphasis on growing the Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture, among others. Our strategic hiring plan forecasts growth in enrollment and additional tenure track hires with an emphasis on furthering a scholarly / research and design community that is dedicated to educating a next generation of leaders in a rapidly changing world. Kent State’s vision is

“To be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.”

The CAED is dedicated to realizing this vision through an education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing professions and world.

The CAED’s distinguished faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and established programs in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Interior Design, Construction Management, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Health Care Design, and Architecture and Environmental Design offer numerous cross-disciplinary research opportunities and maintain close relationships with regional industries and design practitioners. Resources include a new state of the art Fabrication Lab and other digital design assets, unique international study opportunities; a progressive extra-curricular lecture and exhibition series, and campus partnerships with other units including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aeronautics and Engineering, and the highly regarded School of Art, The Fashion School, School of Visual Communication Design, and Liquid Crystal Institute.

The CAED is key in the University’s growing emphasis on Design Innovation. Its 32 full-time faculty and administrators and over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students now occupy three exciting locations: the spectacular new 107,000 sq. ft. Center for Architecture and Environmental Design designed by Weiss/Manfredi on the edge of downtown Kent; the recently renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Playhouse Square; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is a ranked public research university with high-research activity in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas. These include recent buildings and landscapes designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, James Corner, Frank Gehry, Farshid Moussavi, Laurie Olin, Stanley Saitowitz and Rafael Viñoly.

Facilities available for research, collaboration, and teaching include a new lighting laboratory facility, a digital/non-digital fabrication facility (FabLab) that includes robotic arms, 3-D printing, laser cutting, environmental testing, and a full construction laboratory.

Please see the following websites for more information on Kent State University

and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Application Process

: The position is a nine-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and negotiable. The anticipated starting date is August, 2018.

Review of candidates will begin February 15, 2018. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by February 28, 2018.

Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site:

(search by position #988396 or 988398) and complete the online academic data form. Applicants should also include:

A letter of interest, with candidate profile

Curriculum vitae

Name, email address, and phone number of at least three references

Representative examples of teaching, (student work and syllabi), research, scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and creative practice work (PDF format required).

Any questions may be sent to: Katie Strand, Chair, Architecture Design/Building Technology Search Committee,

, Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 S. Lincoln St., Kent, OH 44242.

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Company Profile
Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio. Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of nearly 41,000 students in the eight-campus system and nearly 27,500 graduate and undergraduate students at the Kent Campus. Kent State offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates, among them 282+ baccalaureate, 40 associate's, 50 master's, and 23 doctoral programs of study, which include such notable programs as nursing, liquid crystals, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism and fashion design. Kent State is ranked among the top 100 national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools ranking in its 2016 edition of Best Colleges. This prestigious distinction is recognition of continued growth in academic reputation and student retention. Kent State also ranks in the coveted first-tier list in the Best National Universities category. Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to make the first tier in the Best National Universities category, and this marks the fifth time in six years the university has received this recognition

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