Architecture / Urban Design, Assistant or Associate Professor – Kent, OH, US | Works


Architecture / Urban design, Assistant or associate professor
Tenure Track Faculty – 9 months
College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED)
[Job #987404]
Kent Campus – Kent, OH

Opportunity: Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) invites applicants with a focus on architecture and urban design for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The college is interested in applicants who have expertise in urban morphology and design as it relates to topics such as climate change, landscape, infrastructure and public space as it relates to social equity issues and of justice. The successful candidate should possess a clear and emerging research agenda that is evidenced by peer recognition, a demonstrable ability for design studio teaching, and that will contribute to the advancement of the disciplines of architecture and of urban design. We encourage applications from members of historically under-represented groups. The successful candidate will offer design studios and undergraduate and / or graduate courses, will be expected to conduct research in their area of ​​expertise and demonstrate the ability to integrate their research, creative work and / or professional practice into his teaching.

Minimum requirements: An accredited master’s degree in architecture (M.Arch), a master’s degree in urban design (or its international equivalent) or an accredited bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s of science in architecture or a related field (or its equivalent), a record of teaching, professional and scientific commitment demonstrated to architecture.

About Programs, College, and University: The Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design promotes the integration of practice and research in relation to changing climatic conditions, societal and technological and is committed to advancing the professions and their impact on the built environment. Architecture and Urban Design programs are an integral part of a growing multidisciplinary college dedicated to design education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing world. This mission aligns with Kent State’s vision of “to be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning inspires epic reflection, a meaningful voice and invaluable results in improving our society.”

Our strategic hiring plan provides for continued growth in enrollment and additional tenure-based hires, with an emphasis on fostering an academic / research and design community dedicated to the advancement of disciplines related to the built environment. CAED’s graduate programs in Healthcare Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, a Graduate Research Diploma in Architecture and Environmental Design, and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) provide the opportunity for a interdisciplinary collaboration which is complemented by academic units including the Design Innovation Initiative (DI Hub), the highly rated Kent State Fashion School and the School of Visual Communication Design, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, the Advanced Materials Institute and the Environmental Science and Design Institute, among others.

In addition to a rich array of academic assets, CAED resources include a branch library, lighting lab, fabrication lab (FabLab) equipped with woodworking tools, CNC milling machines, metal fabrication, vacuum forming and robotics, the Augmented Robotics Design Lab (RadLAB) and a comprehensive material library with a curated selection of Material ConneXion samples and other digital design resources. CAED offers exceptional international study opportunities, including sponsored studio travel opportunities, one-semester programs in Florence and Paris, traveling workshops, and a series of progressive workshops, lectures and exhibitions. CAED’s 37 full-time faculty and administrators and over 1,150 undergraduate and graduate students occupy three primary locations: the 107,000-square-foot John Elliot LEED Platinum Center for Architecture and Design designed by Weiss / Manfredi located near downtown Kent; the newly renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative on Playhouse Square in Cleveland; and Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland / Akron metro area, Kent State University is a thriving national research university in the heart of a thriving cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the best museums. art, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, concert halls and independent cinemas. These include recent buildings and landscapes designed by Coop Himmelb (l) au, James Corner, Frank Gehry, Farshid Moussavi, NADAAA, Laurie Olin, Stanley Saitowitz and Rafael Viñoly the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Playhouse Square, Akron Museum of Art to name a few. Check out the following websites for more information about Kent State University and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Application process: Applicants must complete an online application on the Kent State University employment site: (search by position 987404) and complete the online academic data form.

Applicants should also include:

  • Letter of Interest with a concise outline of the candidate’s vision for interior design education, a teaching statement, a design research program, and a research / scholarship / creative practice statement.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio with evidence of research / scholarship, personal creative work and teaching (e.g. course syllabuses and examples of student work – PDF 10Mb max)
  • List of three references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Statement describing the individual’s position and / or contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion in their research, teaching and / or service.

All questions can be sent to: Jon Yoder, Chairman, Architectural Urban Design Search Committee, @ [email protected], Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 South Lincoln Street, Kent, OH 44242.

The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021. A full review will be given to applicants who submitted their application before February 1, 2022.

Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sect, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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