Employment Opportunities

The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, an internationally recognized professional school offering BA, M Arch, and MS degrees, and participating in a college-wide Ph.D. announces a full-time, twelve-month faculty position to direct the Center for Integrated Design and teach in the Department of Architecture. The position is anticipated to be appointed as 50% teaching and 50% Director and as tenured or tenure track at the rank of Associate Professor or full Professor appropriate to the successful applicant’s experience.

Applications are invited for an Associate Professor or full Professor, to be the Director of the Center for Integrated Design with teaching and research responsibilities in the area of integrated building systems and design.

The Department of Architecture, together with the University of Washington administration and the Dean of the College of Built Environments, recognize the critical importance of interdisciplinary collaborative teaching and faculty creative achievement through research and practice. The Department’s Center for Integrated Design is a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington that includes interdisciplinary faculty, staff, students, professional collaborators and partner organizations. The Center is composed of the Integrated Design Lab and the Discovery Commons. Its mission is to build knowledge through discovery, advocacy and education about high performance built environments that better serve the health of people and the planet.

The Department of Architecture and the Center work closely with the building industry to integrate sustainable building systems that synthesize architecture, engineering, human health and behavior within the classroom, the design studio, and research and practice. This position includes instructional duties in the Department of Architecture’s academic programs and senior management responsibilities for the Center for Integrated Design. The successful candidate will direct the activities of the Center for Integrated Design with senior management responsibilities and will lead significant development, research and relationship management activities. The successful candidate will also teach advanced classes in integrated building systems, develop new courses in his/her primary area of interest, and assist in the integration of sustainable building systems into the culture of design studio.

Applicants must have demonstrated success in integrated, high performance design with focused emphasis on topics such as climate, comfort, energy efficiency, lighting, and/or daylighting. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to engage directly with the design community as an advocate for high performance building design and act as a strategic team player working with multi-faceted individuals and constituencies. Applicants should have demonstrated success with business
development, leadership, management of research projects, and building design consulting that includes supervising advanced graduate research studies, and the development of innovative funded research or professional practice. Applicants must hold a minimum of a professional degree in architecture or engineering, and have a history of excellence in teaching and research and/or practice. The level of appointment and salary will be commensurate with the successful
applicant’s experience.

This appointment is for twelve-months and scheduled to commence January 1, 2015. Applications must be in pdf format and include the following:

  • A statement of interest outlining teaching, research, practice, management, development experience and perspective (3 pp max)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching, creative achievement and research (10 pp max)
  • Names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of at least three references

The candidate should be ready to send, on short notice, a complete portfolio of work and/or publications. If requested, this will be returned.

Send completed applications to archsrch@uw.edu.

Review of applications begins September 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
For further information, email archsrch@uw.edu

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.