Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. We seek candidates with expertise and experience in integrating emerging approaches to sustainable and resilient design in their research, teaching, and creative practice. The candidate is expected to incorporate innovative strategies and techniques for sustainable design in studio and lecture courses at the undergraduate level, including energy modeling, building performance simulation, innovative use of materials, and construction techniques, among others. The successful candidate will also play a prominent role in the planned graduate program.
The School of Architecture and the College of Architecture, Art, and Design are making significant investments in advanced visualization and simulation through the establishment of a new state-of-the art visualization and simulation lab. We encourage applicants whose research agenda involves one or more of the following areas: computational approaches to energy modeling, building performance simulations, geospatial visualization, building information modeling, and digital twins. The School of Architecture encourages interdisciplinary research. Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in the college and research centers at Mississippi State University, such as the Geosystems Research Institute, Northern Gulf Institute, and the High Performance Computing Collaboratory, provide opportunities for research collaboration based on the candidate's research expertise and interests.
Salary Grade: UC
For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
The School of Architecture (housed in the College of Architecture, Art+ Design) is a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree granting program engaged in the issues of our time. We offer unique opportunities for innovative teaching, creative research, and substantive interdisciplinary collaboration; including the pioneering Collaborative Studios together with the Department of Building Construction Science. We pursue these commitments with a diverse faculty, all of whom teach both in the design studios and in the area of their specialization. We are deeply committed to the challenges of twenty-first century architecture; ecological and cultural sustainability, craft of making and building, collaborative practice and integrated project delivery, as well as creativity, criticality, and abstraction. All of these issues are intertwined in our research and teaching.
Area of Specialization:
Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 16, 2024
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach in various levels of architecture design studios and courses while productively engaging in peer-reviewed scholarly research and/or activities.
Successful candidates shall receive a recurring 9-month appointment throughout the tenure-track process. The typical faculty workload consists of teaching a combined total of eighteen credit-hours per academic year. This includes 2 six-credit hour studio classes and 2 three-credit hour lecture classes.
As a Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity Doctoral University, Mississippi State is ranked among the National Science Foundation's top 100 research institutions. Successful candidates will pursue a research agenda that has the potential to create a national reputation. To support their research, successful candidates will receive a research start-up package.
Service to the institution, including committee assignments and/or public outreach activities, is also expected of successful candidates.
Professional architectural degree and a master's degree in architecture or related field.
Level of appointment commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Professional experience and licensure in architecture or an earned Ph.D. are desirable but not required of candidates. The School of Architecture encourages diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Successful candidates will have qualifications to support design-studio teaching (in a NAAB accredited program) and have an established research agenda in sustainable and resilient practices.We invite candidates who can collaborate with our faculty who share diverse viewpoints. We are seeking a good colleague who can make a positive contribution to the missions of our school and college as well as the university.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Standard office and professional environment.
Instructions for Applying:
All applications must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, portfolio, and the complete contact information for a least three professional references.
All applications should be addressed to: Prof. Jacob Gines, Faculty Search Committee Chair, School of Architecture, Mississippi State University. Application PDF package must include: 1) Cover letter with statement describing the candidate's approach to teaching design studio along with areas of teaching, research, and creative objectives; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) PDF Portfolio of scholarly and/or creative work; and 4) List of three references with telephone and email addresses [NOTE: Portfolio MUST be packaged in one single PDF file; file size must be 25MB or smaller; do not upload "zipped" files]
Review of materials will begin on January 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
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