University of Utah Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, tenure track in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, tenure track

Department 00159 - School of Architecture


Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2018


The School of Architecture at the University of Utah is conducting an international search for a full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

This position is focused on design, with the candidate demonstrating a strong record, or emerging potential, of recognized design accomplishments through research and/or creative work. This might include built work, successful competitions, awards and exhibitions, theoretical explorations through scholarship and/or research and grants and publications. The successful candidate is also expected to have another strong area of teaching and expertise—for example: history/theory or critical design process—that aligns with the School of Architecture’s ideals of community engagement, social justice, global citizenship, sustainability and stewardship of the built environment, or health and wellness. A commitment to inspired teaching is expected.

This position involves teaching core and advanced architectural design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as seminar and lecture courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Additional duties include service to the department, college, university and the greater community. Applications received by December 10, 2017, will receive a full review, however the position remains open until filled.

The University of Utah School of Architecture is committed to architectural education that takes as its object the production of thoughtful and humane architects capable of thinking as creatively about their representations of the world as they think about building technology and design. We approach teaching and practice with a rigor that holds us, and others, accountable to high standards, without losing a sense of adventure, risk taking and discovery. We are dedicated to mentoring young people to help them discover where their passions lie. Four core beliefs underpin the Utah School of Architecture: architects must take responsibility for their work as a form of political discourse; architects must be focused on social, economic, and environmental resiliency; architects must respect and respond to the communities in which they work; and architects must be committed to design excellence and ecology.

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•Terminal degree in architecture;

•Demonstrated excellence in design studio teaching as evidenced by portfolio;

•Exceptional record of creative, professional, scholarly and/or academic activities;

•Compelling teaching philosophy;

•Demonstrated commitment to collaboration;

•Thorough understanding of the professional practice of architecture. An architectural license is a plus.

Qualified candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent addressing the candidate’s pedagogical approach and relevant experience, a website link to the candidate’s scholarly/design portfolio (10 MB limit submitted as pdf), and a list of five references with phone/fax numbers, post and e-mail addresses. Submissions must be received by December 10, 2017, to receive a full review. Please address questions for this position to Lisa Henry Benham, Chair, SoA Design Studio Search Committee, by phone: 801-581-8353 or email:

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 10/18/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00183CF

Type Faculty