Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture

Rice University Rice University Employer:
Houston, TX, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 21 '18Posted on:

Rice Architecture is seeking applicants whose expertise can support teaching and research in the technology sequence in the curriculum.

Candidates will be considered for the full-time position at the associate professor (with tenure) or assistant professor level (tenure-track). Candidates should be qualified to teach technology-oriented subjects in both lecture and seminar formats as well as be able to contribute to design studio teaching. All Rice Architecture faculty teach at both in our M.Arch. graduate program and the professional B.Arch. undergraduate program. 

We will consider candidates with backgrounds in architecture and/or engineering and whose record of achievement includes teaching and research into the role of technology in the built environment. Rice Architecture defines this role broadly, but subjects may include environmental systems, structures, energy use, and sustainability among others. We are particularly interested in how technology scales throughout the entire range of the built environment.  

A successful candidate will be expected to teach, mentor thesis students, and participate in service to support the school’s mission. Candidates will be expected to build a research agenda and recognized record of scholarship that complements the active research environment of the school.  

Rice Architecture in Houston, Texas, is the smallest professional degree program in the United States with about 200 students, situated within a top research university, allowing individual attention with the breadth of study afforded by a major university. Located in the nation’s fourth largest city, Rice University is a leading research institution committed to fostering a strong intellectual environment for the next generation of leaders and thinkers. Rice Architecture’s small, 5-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio encourages a close-knit community that provides both undergraduates and graduates with thoughtful instruction, particularly in the studio setting. Additional information about Rice Architecture can be found at 

Candidates should hold at a minimum, a terminal degree at a Masters or PhD level, or its equivalent. Degree requirements mush be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences. Prior teaching and professional experience, and a record of scholarly work are desirable. 

Applications must include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a focused selection of work highlighting your design/research/writing (up to 15 pages, 50MB maximum - please provide a link where the application can be accessed, as the application system has a limit of 9MB), and contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a full portfolio and teaching samples at a later date. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2018. 

Please direct all inquiries to Lauren Kleinschmidt, Rice Architecture school administrator: Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in admissions, educational programs, or employment.


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