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Assistant Professor in Architecture (Tenure Track)-Beginning and/or Intermediate Design
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Architecture (Tenure Track)-Beginning and/or Intermediate Design
University University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI, United States
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline 12/8/2022 and will continue until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Manoa) seeks to hire a dynamic and accomplished full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialization in beginning and/or intermediate design. The school seeks candidates who can demonstrate current, advanced design inquiry and applied research that exhibits broad understanding of the design disciplines, as well as strong teaching abilities and demonstrated effectiveness in studio instruction with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. In addition to strength in beginning design studio pedagogy, we encourage applicants with an interest in architectural tectonics and building science. This appointment will begin in Fall 2023 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), a professional Master of Architecture (MArch), 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, Hawai'i, 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'i, 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 Hawai'i at Manoa, the flagship campus of the 10-campus University system which is designated a Carnegie Rl ("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 at the rank of Assistant Professor includes responsibilities for teaching, research, creative work, thesis advising and service. The School of Architecture seeks candidates who can help advance, strengthen and coordinate the design curricula of the undergraduate BEnvD program.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop effective pedagogies for beginning design and/or intermediate design studios and introductory design courses with a focus on architectural tectonics and building science. This includes fundamental skills ranging from design conception, form/space, structures, and materials to fabrication and communication. The faculty member will be expected to teach across the curriculum at all levels and coordinate multiple studio sections taught by part-time faculty. The candidate will also be expected to supervise Doctor of Architecture theses.

The school seeks candidates who will complement the skills of the faculty at the School of Architecture, able to contribute to all SoA programs and willing to serve in leadership roles.

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); a commitment to applied design inquiry and impact, and a strong record of demonstrated teaching effectiveness.

Desirable Qualifications

The school especially welcomes candidates with experience in professional practice, a body of work demonstrating design excellence, or additional professional or post-professional degree(s) focusing on design. Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of teaching design studios and with experiences in beginning design course development, studio coordination, and curricular alignment. Desired expertise beyond design fundamentals includes but is not limited to design research and practice at the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, theory and criticism, ecological design, and environmental design in the ecological and social context of the Anthropocene era.

Salary range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Electronic applications only to and search for Architecture Professor. Click on Job Title for the position (Job Number 2022-01592). Required documents include:  
   1. Cover letter summarizing interest and qualifications for the position.
   2. Current curriculum vitae including a statement of teaching philosophy.
   3. Samples of research or creative projects (a single pdf file with a maximum of 20 single-sided pages).
   4. Names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.
   5. Transcript(s) showing degree and coursework appropriate to the position (original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire).
Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding the search should be directed to search committee chair Karla Sierralta at

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Contact Information

  • Karla Sierralta-Search Committee Chair
    School of Architecture
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2410 Campus Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822


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