The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, beginning in the Fall of 2009.
The University of Texas at Austin is among the largest and most highly regarded public universities in the U.S.A. Its graduate and undergraduate architecture programs are regularly ranked among the top ten, with particular strengths in design, theory, history, and working with the allied disciplines. In addition to Interior Design and Historic Preservation, the School also offers degrees in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, sustainable design, history and theory of architecture, and interdisciplinary studies, with strong research and co-teaching connections to the fine arts, engineering, humanities, and material sciences. Many of the School's faculty members are noted practitioners, researchers and writers. Austin is the 16th-largest city in the U.S., a center of culture, the arts, and innovation, widely rated as one of the most desirable places to live in America. For more information about Austin, about The University of Texas, and about the School of Architecture and its programs, start at http://soa.utexas.edu.
The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin is committed to the advancement of the Interior Design profession with its undergraduate program being one of the oldest in the U.S. A Masters degree program in Interior Design is in development. The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is one of the oldest and most comprehensive in the U.S., offering the Master of Science in Historic Preservation, a Ph.D., as well as certificates and specializations within allied professional programs.
1. Interior Design
To expand the well-established Interior Design program that is part of a leading School of Architecture, the successful candidate must be able to teach in the design studio sequence and seminar/lecture courses identified within the Interior Design curriculum. We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate focus and accomplishment in interior design excellence and who have a supporting interest in theory, computer visualization and representation, graphic or industrial design, or materials innovation. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a degree in Interior Design and have passed the NCIDQ exam or demonstrate willingness to take the exam.
2. Historic Preservation and Interior Design
To expand the Interior Design program, and to reinforce the design emphasis within the Historic Preservation program, the successful candidate must be able to teach design studios contributing to both the Interior Design and Historic Preservation curricula. The successful candidate will also contribute to the seminar or lecture offerings in Interior Design, Historic Preservation, or both. We encourage applicants whose design accomplishments are supplemented by practice or scholarship in history, conservation, adaptive use, museum studies, or decorative arts. Preference will be given to candidates who hold an M.Arch., a PhD, or both.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and no more than ten 8-1/2 x 11 inch pages of design work (one’s own and if applicable one’s students), and other evidence of professional practice, scholarship and current creative endeavors to:
Carl Matthews and Michael Holleran, Co-chairs
Interior Design Search Committee
School of Architecture
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B7500
Austin, Texas 78712-0222
The committee will begin consideration of applications January 15, 2009.
Background check conducted on applicant selected.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.