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Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture
Carnegie Mellon University

Date Posted Oct. 9, 2018
Title Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture
University Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture Faculty Search:
Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture

Position Description

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SoA) is looking for individuals with a strong background, or emerging potential, in creative architectural accomplishment that elevates the discipline through research work, scholarly work, artistic work, and/or professional practice.

For 2019-20, we are looking to fill the Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture. The School welcomes emerging practitioners and studio educators to develop a body of work while teaching in a dynamic school of architecture. During the nine months of your appointment, you will teach two design studios and a research-by-design seminar related to your pedagogical agenda. You will present your work in a public forum (e.g. lecture, symposium, and/or exhibition). In addition to your full time salary, you will receive support through research assistance and/or discretionary funding. While we welcome all applications; preference will be given to those that leverage the School’s resources in design, emergent fabrication/material technologies, computational design thinking, building systems integration, sustainable urbanism, and/or history and theory.

School Description

If your creative work is breaking new ground, you will find an encouraging, stimulating environment within our dynamic community. Our school is a team of dedicated educators, designers, researchers, practitioners, and interdisciplinary collaborators. Full time faculty members teach studios and/or coursework appropriate to their specialization(s) across the School’s many programs, including the B. Arch, M. Arch, post-professional Master’s (both MS and studio-based) and the doctoral programs.

Our student body totals 370 undergraduate and graduate students, and is situated within the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music. Our university is classified as a "R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity" institution. As such, a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities can be created at the school, college and/or university levels. 

Our school philosophy is to provide deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by a university culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to be excellent, discipline-defining design-thinkers in diverse global contexts. We believe that architectural excellence demands both rigorous training in fundamentals and the development of unique expertise – whether the sciences, the humanities, engineering, or computation. Though each of our students graduate with intensive architecture knowledge, no two graduates leave with the same education.
Our programs take advantage of:

  • Our position within one of the world’s leading research and entrepreneurship institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection of technology, the arts, and the humanities;
  • Specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, Project Re_, dFAB Lab, Code Lab, Remaking Cities Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab;
  • The context of our dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh as a laboratory for inquiry and action.
    More information on the School of Architecture can be found on the SoA website:


This position requires a first professional degree in architecture.

Application Process

To apply, access and complete the online application form at submitting the following materials:

  • A letter of interest that indicates your specific areas of expertise;
  • A complete curriculum vitae;
  • A small portfolio (≤25 MB)
  • A discussion of the specific courses that you are prepared to teach (Kalla Professors typically teach two studios and one seminar);
  • Contact information for three references, including name, position, employer, email address, phone number and your professional relationship with them;
  • For those with prior academic experience, examples of your students’ work.

Applications are due Monday, 17 December 2018. Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for early January through early February. The job offer will be extended in March and the appointment completed by April 2019, with employment expected to begin in August 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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