Faculty Position in Architecture and Urban Design

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Charlotte Employer:
Charlotte, NC, USLocation:
Mon, Dec 21 '20Posted on:

The School of Architecture [SoA] at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of Urban  Design Program Director at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a three-year renewable term. As North Carolina’s  urban research university, UNC Charlotte is committed to creating an equitable, resilient future for this high-growth, diverse city.  Within this context, the SoA is looking for a leader in urban design to advance our teaching, research, and community  engagement in innovative and transformative ways.  

UNC Charlotte’s 12-month Master of Urban Design (MUD) attracts students from a wide range of locations and backgrounds.  With the City of Charlotte as a living laboratory and an innovative international summer program, the MUD program offers  unique opportunities for engaged teaching and research as well as public impact. Given that climate change, structural racism,  and rapid urban growth are critical issues in Charlotte, we seek a Director who will articulate a vision for the program and  provide intellectual leadership within this context of local and global challenges. The Director will be expected to: liaise with the  Director of the SoA, other program directors, the Graduate School, and the Office of International Programs; collaborate with the  Director of the City Building Lab (CBL); oversee curricular planning and evaluation; serve as the primary advisor for MUD  students; lead outreach and recruitment efforts; and liaise with local professionals and communities. Responsibilities also  include teaching urban design studios and seminars, potential courses abroad as part of MUD’s integral international summer  program, as well as advanced courses in the SoA’s professional programs in Architecture. Candidates must be good  communicators, effective collaborators, accomplished researchers, and innovative teachers. Preference will be given to  applicants who demonstrate expertise in contemporary urban design practices, including but not limited to urban infrastructure,  health and the environment, parametric urban design, urban ecology and resilience, or similar areas of concentration. Current  strengths of the MUD program include urban visualization and community-engaged / community-based design. Evidence of  peer-reviewed research, published design work and scholarship, design awards, research grants and/or design practice is  required. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in urban design and possess either: 1) a professional degree in Architecture (M.Arch., B.Arch. + post-professional graduate degree, and or other equivalent degree) or 2) a PhD in architecture, planning, or  related field. A professional license is preferred.  

The SoA offers four degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (B.A. in Arch.), Master of Architecture (M.Arch. I, II), Master  of Science in Architecture (M.S. in Arch.) and Master of Urban Design (MUD), as well as dual--degree programs in Architecture + Urban Design and Architecture + Computer Science. The SoA is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse environment  that supports a broad range of opportunities for scholarly work. UNC Charlotte is an urban research university in which faculty and  students are supported by exceptional facilities and a dynamic metropolitan landscape. We celebrate diversity that includes, but is  not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender identification, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and  socio-economic status. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of under-represented groups and expect  all applicants to identify assets that address our diverse student population.  

Qualified applicants must complete the online faculty application at Application requirements include 1) cover letter, 2) statement on research interests and objectives; 3) statement on pedagogical philosophy and teaching interests; 4)  statement on approaches to diversity in the classroom, profession, and/or research; 5) annotated portfolio; and 6) CV including  contact information for three references. Review of applications will commence January 4, 2021 and will continue until the  position is filled. Employment begins August 16, 2021. Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Jose’ Gamez, Chair of  the Search Committee (  

UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA).


Applications should be submitted at position #004031. 

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