School of Architecture Faculty Search for Visiting Professorships:

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Fri, Nov 5 '21Posted on:

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SoA) invites applications for the 2022-23 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture and the Joseph F. Thomas Visiting Professorship. We welcome early to mid-career practitioners, scholars and studio educators with focused research and/or creative work interested in teaching. As part of the visiting professorship, you will teach three classes: one a required course and the other two of your own choosing. These can be design studios, lectures, seminars and/or technical workshops. In addition, you will receive support for your research/creative activity through research assistance and/or discretionary funding.


The School is focused on addressing the three challenges facing architecture in the 21st century, namely climate change, artificial intelligence and social justice. We are exploring this through pedagogies in the areas of Design Fundamentals, Design Research, and Design Ethics ( Applicants should relate their research to one or more of these challenges and pedagogies. In addition, alignment with the School’s strengths in sustainable design; computational design and fabrication; building performance and diagnostics; architecture, engineering and construction management; and architectural history and theory is also encouraged.


Applicants need not specify the visiting professorship to which they are applying. The search committee will make the assignment. We encourage applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities.


School Description


The CMU SoA is situated within the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music. We are part of one of the world’s leading research institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection of technology, the arts and the humanities. As such, a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities exist at the school, college and university. If your creative work is breaking new ground, you will find an encouraging, stimulating environment to support your explorations.


The school is a team of dedicated educators, designers, researchers, practitioners and interdisciplinary collaborators instructing approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students. Our philosophy is to provide deep immersion in the discipline of architecture across our B.A, B. Arch, M. Arch, post-professional Master's (both MS and studio-based), and doctoral programs, intensified by a university culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry. Our programs take advantage of specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, Design Fabrication Lab (dFAB), Code Lab, Remaking Cities Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab. Also, our location in the dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh provides us a laboratory for inquiry and action.


More information about the School of Architecture can be found on the SoA website:




These positions require at minimum a first professional degree in architecture or a Master’s degree.


Application Process


To apply, complete the online application form at and submit the following materials:


  • letter of interest that indicates your specific areas of expertise;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and how it relates to your research interests and professional experience;
  • A full curriculum vitae;
  • A small portfolio of creative work and/or research and/or scholarship (≤25 MB);
  • A discussion of the specific courses that you are prepared to teach (visiting professors will teach three classes: one a required course and the other two of your own choosing. These can be design studios, lectures, seminars and/or technical workshops);
  • Contact information for three references, including name, position, email address, phone number and your professional relationship with them;
  • For those with prior academic experience, examples of work by your students.


Applications are due Monday, 3 February 2022. Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for March. The job offer will be extended in early April and the appointment completed by April 2022, with employment expected to begin in August 2022.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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