Visiting professorships in the School of Architecture

Visiting professorships in the School of Architecture

Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts.

December 15, 2020
Visiting professorships in the School of Architecture

Application deadline: January 18, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts
4919 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States
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The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SoA) invites applications for the 2021–22 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture and the Joseph F. Thomas Visiting Professorship. We welcome emerging practitioners, scholars and studio educators with focused research and/or creative work interested in teaching. As part of the visiting professorship, you will teach two design studios and a seminar and receive support for your research/creative activity through research assistance and/or discretionary funding.

The School has embarked on a critical examination of architectural education in the 21st century. We are exploring emerging pedagogies in the areas of Design Fundamentals, Design Research, and Race and Inclusion. Applicants should relate their research to one or more of these pedagogies. In addition, alignment with the School’s strengths in sustainable design; computational design and fabrication; building performance and diagnostics; architecture, engineering and construction management; and architectural history and theory is also encouraged.

Applicants need not specify the visiting professorship to which they are applying. The search committee will make the assignment. We encourage applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities.

School of Architecture (SoA)​
The CMU SoA is situated within the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music. We are part of one of the world’s leading research institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection of technology, the arts and the humanities. As such, a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities exist at the school, college and university. If your creative work is breaking new ground, you will find an encouraging, stimulating environment to support your explorations.

The school is a team of dedicated educators, designers, researchers, practitioners and interdisciplinary collaborators instructing approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students. Our philosophy is to provide deep immersion in the discipline of architecture across our B. Arch, M. Arch, post-professional Master’s (both MS and studio-based), and doctoral programs, intensified by a university culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry. Our programs take advantage of specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, Design Fabrication Lab (dFAB), Code Lab, Remaking Cities Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab. Also, our location in the dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh provides us a laboratory for inquiry and action.

More information about the School of Architecture can be found on the SoA website.

These positions require at minimum a first professional degree in architecture.

Application instructions
To apply, complete the online application form and submit the following materials:
–A letter of interest that indicates your specific areas of expertise;
–A statement of teaching philosophy;
–A full curriculum vitae;
–A small portfolio (≤25 MB);
–A discussion of the specific courses that you are prepared to teach (visiting professors typically teach two studios/project courses and one seminar);
–Contact information for three references, including name, position, email address, phone number and your professional relationship with them;
–For those with prior academic experience, examples of work by your students.

Applications are due Monday, January 18, 2021. Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for early February through mid-March. The job offer will be extended in early April and the appointment completed by April 2021, with employment expected to begin in August 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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