Assistant Teaching Professor of Architecture

Ball State University Ball State University Employer:
Muncie, IN, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 21 '17Posted on:

A “Design Innovation Fellow” full-time contract faculty position is available starting August 17, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year, renewable for an additional year upon intermediate review. The fellowship intends to support individuals committed to expanding and advancing the culture of architecture and design through creative practice or research. Major responsibility: teach in our professional graduate and/or undergraduate architecture programs including a design studio as well as a lecture/seminar course that could support the applicant’s research agenda.  The preferred area of fellow investigation is emerging design media such as industrial robotics and contemporary fabrication techniques.  A graduate research assistant will be made available to assist the Fellow’s pursuit of a vigorous design/research agenda that culminates in an exhibition and potential publication of work at the conclusion of the fellowship.

The College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University has a rich 50-year history in community engaged, professionally grounded, innovative and impactful design education.  The Department 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.  We inspire 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.

Department 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 degree programs, we offer a Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP); graduate certificate programs in History 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.  We value and are committed to building diversity in the departmental community.

Minimum qualifications:  Master’s degree in Architecture or a terminal degree in an allied discipline from an accredited college or university.  List experience, certifications, and other requirements.

Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of contemporary design, visualization and fabrication methods; design research, design methodologies and scholarship; ability to articulate agenda for fellowship durations; potential to take on a leadership role in shaping the future discourses of design fields.

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.

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 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: Contact information for three (3) professional references is references, upload  a letter of interest articulating evidence of contemporary design, visualization and fabrication methods; design research, design methodologies and scholarship; ability to articulate agenda for fellowship durations; potential to take on a leadership role in shaping the future discourses of design fields using the “Cover Letter” document in the Applicant Documents section of the application. Upload a portfolio of work including samples of teaching, professional work, and/or scholarship (not to exceed 10 mb) using the “Portfolio” document in the Applicant Documents section of the application.  Although the option to upload transcripts is available in this application, copies of transcripts for the highest related degree earned will be required prior to an in-person interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 25, 2018.  Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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