Assistant Professor of Architecture

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Muncie, IN, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 16 '17Posted on:

The Department of Architecture seeks faculty candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor for a tenure-track faculty position available starting August 17, 2018. Candidates will be able to teach in the area of professional practice, demonstrating leadership and disciplinary innovation in critical architectural practice including conventional and unconventional models of practice (such as emerging, integrated, collaborative, or socially-aware practice). Candidates will be interdisciplinary in teaching, applied in research focus, and knowledgeable of architects’ practice management considerations as well as interrelationships with stakeholders including clients, consultants, collaborators, private companies, community organizations, and the manufacturing and construction industry.  Major responsibilities include: a base load of 24 credit hours per academic year and consisting of teaching undergraduate and graduate level students (which might include a design studio, lecture/seminar courses), and research. May be required to perform other related duties and service as assigned by Department Chairperson.

Minimum qualifications:  Professional degree in architecture from an accredited institution or a master’s degree in architecture or a closely related field from an accredited institution (before date of appointment); academic or professional experience in one or more areas of architectural practice.

Preferred qualifications: Professional architectural license; doctorate degree from an accredited institution; evidence of excellence in teaching within an architectural curriculum; evidence of productive scholarship (research/creative work) with an active research, grant solicitation and publication agenda; track record in professional practice and service.

The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at Ball State University has a rich 50-year history in community engaged, professionally grounded, innovative and impactful design education. The Department of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate architecture programs that emphasize the education of architecture students through design studio, immersive and experiential learning, design computation, digital fabrication, engagement with social and environmental justice issues, and critical practice in pursuit of preparing the next generation of leaders in architecture. The Department of Architecture at Ball State University inspires students to engage the discipline of architecture with an innovative confidence that emerges from the grounding of a rigorous professional education. We value the dialogue between critical thinking, designing, and making as a way to advance the discourse in the profession. Departmental faculty instill in students the power of doing, of applying the lessons learned, and the importance of engagement in a rich variety of architectural approaches and interdisciplinary perspectives. We are committed to reaffirm the values of social equity and environmental responsibility, in particular as they relate to the design of the built environment.

In addition to undergraduate and graduate architecture degrees programs, the department offers a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP); graduate certificate programs in Historic Preservation, Digital Design and Fabrication, and Social + Environmental Justice; undergraduate minors in Historic Preservation, and Social + Environmental Justice. Allied disciplines within the college include Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Construction Management, Interior Design, and Urban Design. The Department of Architecture values and is committed to building diversity in the departmental community.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic collages offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your application: Cover letter, CV, Master’s Transcripts and Portfolio.  Please address cover letter to Walter Grondzik, search committee chair.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 10, 2018.  Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest related degree earned prior to an in-person interview.  Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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