Instructor of Architecture

Ball State University Ball State University Employer:
Muncie, IN, USLocation:
Wed, Dec 13 '17Posted on:

The Department of Architecture at Ball State University seeks applicants for a full-time contract faculty position for the academic year 2018-19, starting August 17, 2018. Major responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate level design studios in our professional architecture program as well as support courses in one or more of the following areas: professional practice; structures; design media, visualization and representational methods; computational design and fabrication.

The College of Architecture and Planning has a rich 50-year history in community engaged, professionally grounded, innovative and impactful design education. We offer 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.

A base load of 24 hours per academic year assigned to teaching, funded research, approved social activities, or administrative loads.  This base normally consists of 12 hours per semester, which might include: a design studio (6-hour load) and two lecture/seminar courses (3-hour load each), or four lecture/seminar courses. 

The pursuit of personal professional practice and/or scholarly research is required.

Minimum qualifications:  Master’s degree in Architecture or related field from an accredited college or university.      

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

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in Architecture or related field from an accredited college or university. Professional registration in architecture; quality of design work and/or evidence of contributions to the profession through practice and services; experience teaching core curriculum courses; a record of quality teaching experience in architecture; evidence of quality scholarship; experience with contemporary design media (software and fabrication tools).

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 colleges 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: Cover letter addressed to Dr. Andrea Swartz, curriculum vitae and applicants are required to upload a portfolio or a link to portfolio under the “Portfolio” document in the Applicant Documents section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 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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