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Assistant Professor of Architecture

The Design School

Job description:

The Architecture Program in The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-eligible appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2022.

The Architecture Program seeks a colleague who will help further the mission of ASU. The candidate should show potential to transform the discourse around building design as related to energy and sustainability. The architecture program seeks colleagues who can contribute to justice, health, and sustainability, and work across our school’s disciplines to support ASU’s design aspirations and mission of inclusion. The successful candidate is expected to teach studio and lecture courses in the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. The successful candidate will mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to develop and sustain a research consistent with a tenure-track position and to engage in service within the school and the profession. Collaboration in research and teaching with other programs in and beyond Architecture, including the School of Sustainability, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment is desired.

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 is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About The Design School

The Design School is committed to creating inclusive spaces that welcome and celebrate cultural diversity and decolonizing design education. In the next several years, we are conducting faculty searches to help us achieve this goal. We seek colleagues who can contribute, within their design field, to justice, health, and sustainability, and work across our school’s disciplines to support ASU’s design aspirations and mission of inclusion.


The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is the largest and most comprehensive school for design education, with programs ranked top 20 in the nation. From programs in architecture, landscape architecture and industrial design to interior design, urban design and visual communication, our students master the skills and research techniques needed for their future design professions through innovative, transdisciplinary methods. Our mission is to educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity and catalyze transformation for public good. By engaging in dynamic and ongoing discourse about the future of design education, we aim to create a school that is more relevant, collaborative and equitable. Join us at Arizona State University and be part of creating the next generation of design. For more information on The Design School, visit design.asu.edu.

The Architecture Program has launched a new curriculum that has been designed to be inclusive and impactful. The program offers a professional Master of Architecture (MArch) both online and on ground, a four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Design (BSD) in Architectural Studies, and a Minor in Architectural Studies. In addition, the School 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). We offer concurrent Master’s degree options with each of the other programs in The Design School. In addition, graduate students can pursue concurrent master’s degree options across ASU. More information about the Architecture Program can be found here

Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • An accredited degree in architecture or international equivalent;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching architecture studios; and
  • Ability to teach courses related to energy, environmental systems, and/or sustainability;
  • Potential to develop and sustain a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition;
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in creative activity and research, teaching and/or service.
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

  • Ability to contribute to the charter and mission of ASU;
  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of architecture and architectural technology in environmentally and socially responsible design practices;
  • Professional registration in a related field;
  • A PhD in a related field;
  • Ability to develop funding and/or grant support for research and creative work;
  • Experience developing and teaching interdisciplinary design curriculum; and
  • Interest in online teaching and learning.
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following information:

  • Letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests, and teaching experience;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Portfolio that includes examples of student and professional work;
  • Contact information for three references including name, e-mail address, and telephone number; and
  • Statement about diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to your teaching and research endeavors.
Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

Application deadline is March 10, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

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

All applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. http://apply.interfolio.com/101753


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