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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Architecture - Building Systems
University of Hawaii

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2018
Title Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Architecture - Building Systems
University University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI, United States
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline Continue until the position is filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Manoa) seeks a dynamic and accomplished faculty member in architecture, with expertise in designing sustainable, resilient, healthy buildings, and urban environments. The school seeks candidates who can demonstrate current, advanced scholarship and design inquiry that exhibits an in-depth understanding of the architecture discipline and integration of advanced materials, methods, and systems, as well as strong teaching abilities and demonstrated effectiveness in studio instruction. This appointment will begin in Fall 2019 and will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The School of Architecture offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) degree, a professional Master of Landscape Architecture degree (MLA) and a NAAB-accredited professional Doctor of Architecture (DArch) degree. It provides the successful candidate with a unique institutional context recognized for its Asia-Pacific, Hawaiʻi, and urban ecological design research, emphasizing the distinct social and environmental requirements and technical challenges of tropical environments. The school and university embrace a collaborative, integrated approach to improving built environments through a strong commitment to design excellence, sustainability, and applied research.

Focused on ecological and social responsibility by design, the School of Architecture’s programs aim to position its graduates to make essential professional contributions needed to maintain and enhance beautiful, resilient, and healthy environments in Hawai’Ii, Asia-Pacific, and global contexts. Hawai’i, with its rich natural and cultural history and manifold environmental and social challenges, provides a unique place of learning and opportunity for cutting-edge architectural research, teaching, and practice. The School is situated at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the flagship campus of the 10-campus University system which is designated a Carnegie R1 ("Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity") university. Ample opportunities exist for robust interdisciplinary research collaboration with faculty from Engineering, Natural Sciences, Urban Planning, and other disciplines. The School of Architecture places emphasis on both theory and practice among its strategic priorities, which address regional and tropical issues as instructive models for complex global problems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This full-time, 9-month faculty position includes responsibilities for teaching, research, creative work, and service. The School of Architecture seeks candidates who can help advance and strengthen the curriculum and focus of the BEnvD, MLA, and DArch programs. Within the required specialization in architecture, desired expertise includes but is not limited to design research and critical practice of architecture in the urban context, and design for healthy, livable, and resilient built environments. The school seeks candidates who will complement the skills of the faculty at the School of Architecture and provide research and teaching integrating advanced application of building materials, systems, and technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a minimum of a professional Master of Architecture (MArch) degree. Additionally, before application for tenure, documentation of a professional license to practice architecture is required of candidates who do not hold a PhD. Applicants must demonstrate excellent design, communication and collaboration skills; the ability to maintain a vigorous program of research and/or creative work; the potential to advance their discipline(s); and a strong record of demonstrated teaching effectiveness.
Desirable Qualifications:

The school especially welcomes candidates with additional professional or post-professional degree(s) in architecture or urban design, and/or a PhD in architecture or urban design from an established doctoral program. Preference will be given to applicants with an established body of peer-reviewed built or creative work or scholarship in areas relevant to architecture and urban ecological design with a focus on the integration of advanced techniques in comprehensive building design.

Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, samples of research or creative projects (maximum 20 single-sided pages), and the names and contact information of at least three (3) references. Electronic application submittal is strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit all requested materials as a single pdf file. Please send materials to
Questions regarding the search should be directed to search committee chair David Rockwood at

  • The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.
    Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.
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Contact Information

  • Faculty Search Committee
    School of Architecture
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2410 Campus Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822
  • 808-956-8656
  • 808-956-3460


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