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Assistant Professor, Architecture

The Design School

Job Description

The Design School at Arizona State University seeks a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor for the Architecture program beginning fall 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to teach studio and lecture courses in the BSD and MArch degree programs, lead seminars based on research interests, mentor graduate student thesis projects and contribute to other programs in and beyond The Design School. The candidate should possess expertise in a specific area in architectural design and demonstrate the potential to develop and sustain a research agenda in that area capable of achieving national recognition. The candidate will also be expected to advise student organizations and participate in service to the Program, School, Institute and University. More information about the Architecture Program can be found https://design.asu.edu/degree-programs/architecture

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With more than 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About The Design School

The Design School is the largest and most comprehensive design school in the country. It plays prominent roles in design research, pedagogy and public engagement within the Herberger Institute, the University and the greater Phoenix community. Over the next year the Design School is embarking on an exciting ‘redesign’ process – building the next great American design school at the New American University, a school that is relevant, equitable and collaborative. The strategic planning process will engage the local community, country and world in defining what a design school in the future will look like. The successful candidate will join the School on that journey.

Currently, the school has approximately 55 full-time faculty and 1,500 students enrolled in programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and visual communication design. The Design School faculty work on a variety of issues – from addressing the future of the Rio Salado in Metropolitan Phoenix to partnering with Google on increasing human satisfaction to working with communities across the globe to address critical issues of sustainability. In addition, the school’s curricula and research are grounded in its commitment to prepare the next generation of designers to engage in collaborative multi-disciplinary inquiry so that they may work productively within and beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines.

The Architecture Program features a strong and diverse faculty, collaborative relationships with landscape architecture, urban design, and all other programs in the School. Ranked #4 in the nation for sustainability by DesignIntelligence in 2016, the program offers a Masters of Architecture (MArch), which is accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board, a four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Design (BSD) in Architectural Studies, and a Minor in Architectural Studies. In addition, the School also supports two graduate research degree programs conferring respectively a Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts (PhD), as well as concurrent Master’s degree options with each of the other programs in The Design School. MArch students also pursue concurrent master’s degree options, partnered with ASU’s School of Sustainability, W.P. Carey School of Business, and the Biomimicry Center.

Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  •  An accredited graduate professional degree in architecture or international equivalent, with professional experience in architecture, design sustainability, or urban design; and 
  • Demonstrated potential to teach architecture design studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities with an interest in interdisciplinary practices.
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

  • Professional registration/licensure in architecture.
  • Advanced degrees in sustainability, urban design, or a PhD in architecture or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and teaching interdisciplinary design curriculum.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop and sustain a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition.
  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design practices.
  • An interest in online teaching and learning; and
  • Commitment to research with teaching, and recruiting a diverse student population.
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

All applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/54629 and must include:

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests and teaching experience 
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A portfolio of research and creative work, including examples of student work; and
  • Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number

Please direct all inquiries to Marc J Neveu, Search Committee Chair at: marcjneveu@ASU.edu

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

The application deadline is 04 January 2019; if not filled, every week thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 1GB or less in file size.


For information about The Design School, visit: https://design.asu.edu/


The Design School is active within social media. The following links can be used to access the various social media platforms that The Design School engages in, which provide insight into the daily activities within the school:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedesignschool

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASUDesignSchool

Instagram: https://instagram.com/asudesignschool

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8XQNyHfsEXEbwKcwC25KQ
Issuu: http://issuu.com/thedesignschoolasu


Please note that at this time of this posting we have not launched ‘Redesign’ process publicly; it should be launched in late Spring 2019.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.