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Clinical Assistant Professor, Architecture
Arizona State University

  • Apr. 4, 2017
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Architecture
  • The Design School
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    United States
  • May 19, 2017
  • Fall 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture
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Clinical Assistant Professor, Architecture – The Design School
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track appointment in architecture at the clinical assistant professor level beginning fall 2017 for a one year, renewable appointment.

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.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation at a research university, is a vibrant example of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700 students, more than 675 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degrees 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 + 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, the Herberger Institute is committed to placing artists and designers at the center of public life.

The Design School plays prominent roles in design research, pedagogy and public engagement within the Herberger Institute, the university and the greater Phoenix community. The school has approximately 55 full-time faculty and 1,500 students enrolled in programs in architecture, environmental design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and visual communication design. 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 offers a four-year undergraduate degree Bachelor of Science in Design, major Architectural Studies and the Master of Architecture (MARCH). In addition, The Design School also supports three graduate research degree programs conferring a Master of Science in Design, a Master of Science (Built Environment) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment, and the Arts.

We seek applicants who are dedicated to alternative and innovative modes of representation and making, narrative, introductory design, and the history of architecture and urbanism from the ancient to the contemporary. The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory design studio and lecture courses and advanced studios in the MARCH degree programs; lead seminars based on research interests; mentor undergraduate and graduate student thesis projects; and contribute to other programs in The Design School. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service to the program, School, Institute and University.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate is required to possess:

  • An accredited professional degree in architecture (or the international equivalent).
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in architecture, and in teaching architecture design studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to individuals with:

  • A Master’s Degree in the Theory and History of Architecture or Design
  • Interest in pursuing interdisciplinary practices;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching architectural design from introductory studios to graduate capstones;
  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design practices including public engagement.

The application deadline is May 19, 2017; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size. Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format. Please submit the following information to

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

Applications must be addressed to: Chair, The Design School Architecture Search Committee, c/o Luciana Evangelista, Specialist to the Director.

For information about The Design School, visit:

For information about the architecture program, visit:

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 an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at

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Contact Information

  • The Design School Architecture Search Committee
    The Design School
    Arizona State University
    810 S Forest Ave
    Tempe, AZ 85287


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