Design and Planning of Sustainable Built Environments
The Architecture + Design Program in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History, and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seek an Assistant Professor in design and planning of sustainable buildings and communities. This is a joint hire intended to foster interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach. The tenure home of the new faculty member will be the Architecture + Design Program of the Department of Art,
Architecture, and Art History. The successful candidate will have a 50% appointment within the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. The position includes teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, research efforts, and maintaining collaborative ties between the two Departments.
The successful candidate will have a focus in one or more areas of sustainable design and development, demonstrated through research, peer-reviewed publications, and/or creative work, and will possess the capacity to integrate scholarly work across the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning. S/he will teach community-based studios and lecture/seminar courses with a primary focus on sustainable systems. The faculty member will have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty through the new UMass Design Center at Springfield, along with the existing design and planning centers affiliated with UMass.
Professional degree in architecture (NAAB accredited BArch, MArch, or DArch, or international equivalents);
Appropriate terminal degree in architecture, or landscape architecture (MArch or MLA), or PhD in planning (or a closely related field);
Demonstrated commitment to and expertise in sustainability and community-based design and/or planning;
and Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines.
Strong record of creative activity and/or research, funding, and teaching experience beyond graduate school;
Licensure in architecture, landscape architecture, and/or AICP;
Doctoral degree, or significant professional experience;
Degrees and/or experience working in multiple disciplines;
Proficiency with digital technology;
and Knowledge of contemporary critical discourse in academic/professional field.
Tenure track, beginning September 2012.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application deadline January 17, 2012.
To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit a letter of purpose that contains a statement of teaching and research methods/philosophy, CV, samples of creative work and/or research, and the names of three references who have agreed to write on your behalf to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1225. Committee may ask for comprehensive portfolios and/or publications from short-listed candidates. Complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to: Chair, Design and Planning Search Committee, Architecture + Design Program, University of Massachusetts, 353 Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9330.
UMass Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (http://acn.fivecolleges.edu), and is also a member of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke colleges. Both Departments are committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.