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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Architecture
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date Posted Nov. 27, 2019
Title Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Architecture
University University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI, United States
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline 1/7/2020 and will contnue until position is filled.
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) seeks a dynamic and accomplished faculty member in architecture, with expertise in architectural design and professional practice. The school seeks candidates who can demonstrate strong teaching abilities and demonstrated excellence in studio instruction, as well as emerging or established scholarship and design inquiry that exhibits an in-depth understanding of architectural design, practice, and collaboration with the broader professional and architectural communities. This appointment will begin in Fall 2020 and will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The School of Architecture offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) program, a professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program. and a NAAB-accredited professional Doctor of Architecture (DArch) degree. It provides the successful candidate with a unique institutional context recognized for its Hawaii, Asia-Pacific, and global design research/ projects, 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, professional practice, 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 Hawaii, Asia-Pacific, and global context. Hawaii, 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 Hawaii at Manoa, the flagship campus of the 10-campus University system which is designated a Carnegie R1 university ("Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity"). The School of Architecture places 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 tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor 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 & DArch programs and contribute the delivery of MLA program. With the required specialization in architecture, desired expertise includes but is not limited to architectural design and professional practice; affordable housing; community design. The school seeks candidates who will complement the skills of the faculty at the School of Architecture.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate architecture design studios, design theory, architectural practice and related coursework. The candidate should be able to direct our existing Praxis program, which would require closely monitoring internships that are integral to our graduate degree program and coordinate the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP).

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 publication; and a strong record of scholarship or professional practice; and demonstrated teaching excellence.

Desired Qualifications

The school especially welcomes candidates with a professional license to practice architecture, or additional professional or post-professional degree(s) in architecture, and/or a PhD in architecture from an established doctoral program. Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of teaching experience, as well as peer-reviewed built or creative work or scholarship in architectural design and professional practice.

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Application materials will not be returned. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


Hyoung-June Park, search committee chair;

  • The University of Hawaii 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. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link:

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Contact Information

  • Hyoung-June Park, Search Committee Chair
    School of Architecture
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2410 Campus Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822


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