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Architecture Section Head and Robert S. Livesey Professor
The Ohio State University

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2021
Title Architecture Section Head and Robert S. Livesey Professor
University The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, United States
Department Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The Knowlton School at The Ohio State University (OSU) seeks to fill the position of Architecture Section Head and Robert S. Livesey Professor. This is a full-time, tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor that carries an endowed chair. The start date is Fall 2022. The Architecture Section Head (title equivalent to Department Chair) works in partnership with architecture faculty and students, the heads of Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning sections, alumni, staff, the Associate Director, and Director of the Knowlton School to facilitate an outstanding architectural education and contribute to advancing the discipline.

We are seeking energetic, forward-thinking candidates at a unique and opportune moment for the Knowlton School. The school, College of Engineering (of which the school is part), and university are under new leadership, signaling an exciting transition that coincides with a general rethinking of architecture’s role in the world and engagement with pressing issues through creative inquiry. The new Head will enjoy considerable resources to build upon existing strengths and chart future trajectories through strategic hirings in architecture and across the school; the university’s RAISE (race, inclusion, and social equity) employment initiative; and interdisciplinary ventures in partnership with the Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning sections. Additional resources within the Architecture Section connect it to the advancement of disciplinary and interdisciplinary conversations nationally and globally. These include the Baumer Visiting Professorship, the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, and endowed lecture, exhibition, and publication series.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished reputation in the field of architecture. This reputation will be based on a body of work that may include practice-based, scholarly, or alternative forms of creative inquiry. They should have experience teaching and mentoring in an academic environment, be prepared to leverage interdisciplinary opportunities, and situate architecture within our present social, cultural, and environmental context.

Committed to a culture of inclusion and diversity, inquiry, and interdisciplinarity, the Knowlton School seeks to attract and retain collegial individuals who are dedicated to collaborative design, research, and a culture of inquiry.
- Candidates are required to hold a terminal degree in architecture or a closely allied discipline. They should demonstrate a track record of creative practice or research-for-practice. This could include projects and/or exhibitions, installations, and publications.
- Preferred candidates have a demonstrated ability to lead and support faculty and students and engage in interdisciplinary research on the range of pressing issues shaping the discipline and practice of architecture today.
- Ideal candidates are committed to contributing to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for students, faculty, and staff.

Application instructions
Interested applicants should submit the following items to Academic Jobs Online:
- Statement of interest outlining vision and qualifications for the position
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement on diversity describing how the candidate’s research, teaching, outreach, and/or experience engage diversity (2 pages maximum)
- Statement of teaching philosophy describing pedagogical approach and experience, as well as how to teach across disciplines (2 pages maximum)
- Statement of creative practice/research that includes major goals and achievements
- Five current references with contact information

  • The Ohio State University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution, a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), and have an excellent partner in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

    The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

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Contact Information

  • Catrena Collins
    Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
    The Ohio State University
    275 W Woodruff Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210


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