Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural Design
Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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The department of Art, Architecture, and Design (AAD) at Lehigh University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in architectural design. This position will be a 9-month appointment to begin August 2021.

The department seeks a colleague to teach Design Foundations and Architectural Design studios. They will be an integral part of a design-centered undergraduate architecture curriculum that fosters learning through experimentation, making, and disciplinary inquiry.

The Foundations studio emphasizes developing novel approaches and critical thinking using three-dimensional media, centered around hands-on concepts and methods, and also integrating basic digital tools, suitable for students at the early stages of their education. It serves students from all four of the department's major programs: art, architecture, design, and art history, as well as non-majors. The position will also be responsible for developing and teaching Architectural Design studios in the area of their expertise, preferably integrating aspects of experiential learning, new materials, and contemporary design methods.

Responsibilities

  • Teach 3 studio courses each in both the fall and spring semesters in Design Foundations and Architectural Design. Foundations instruction includes instructional support from Lehigh University's Design Labs

    Participation in meetings, committees, reviews, and presentations throughout the academic year, both within the architecture program and the department

Qualifications and Requirements

  • M.Arch or equivalent terminal degree in architecture or other relevant discipline

  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level, including courses at the foundation level and semester-long design studios

  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary tools and presentation techniques


Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 12, 2021. Applicants should apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18266 and submit the following materials:

  • A letter of interest, outlining the candidate's approach to teaching and research focus

    Curriculum vitae

    Portfolio of student work (10 MB max)

    Portfolio of candidate's own research or professional work (10 MB max)

    List of 3 references with contact information. References will only be contacted if the candidate advances in the search


About Lehigh University

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a private and highly selective institution ranked among the top 50 national research universities by U.S. News & World Report, and is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. It serves a community of over 7,000 students from across the United States and the world, and about 550 full-time faculty members. The Department of Art, Architecture and Design (https://aad.lehigh.edu/) is part of Lehigh University's College of Arts and Sciences, and one of its largest undergraduate departments. It offers B.A. major programs in art, architecture, design, and art history, and minor programs in fields including museum studies.

The colleagues and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please see Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html.


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