Tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture Positions

The Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York (UB) invites applications for tenure-track, assistant/associate professor positions. The department seeks candidates with the demonstrated ability to teach architectural design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, candidates must possess the interest and ability to teach structures, digital media, or another core element of the curriculum. We seek candidates who will advance architecture through research, scholarship, and/or creative practice.

Candidates must possess a professional degree in architecture and a minimum of a master’s degree. Licensure, doctoral training, or professional or academic experience is preferred. Applicants must provide evidence of substantive scholarly and/or creative work, and a plan for seeking funding. The department values diverse candidates and individuals with the ability to work collaboratively in the department, across disciplines, and with non-academic partners.

The UB Department of Architecture has an exemplary record of accomplishment – ranking among the top ten nationally in both federal funding and books published – allied with robust involvement in international design competitions, exhibitions, and built work. More than 350 undergraduates and 100 graduate students are enrolled in the BS, M.Arch. and MS degree programs. Faculty, staff, and students engage global issues – such as climate change, technological innovation, and social justice – while building strong relationships with community and industry partners in the Buffalo area.

Graduate programs leverage a unique “Graduate Research Group” structure, whereby students complete required coursework through specialized tracks of study that align with areas of faculty expertise. These include: Ecological Practices, Inclusive Design, Material Culture, Situated Technologies, and Urban Design. Emergent focus areas include initiatives in affordable housing, material innovation and advanced fabrication, and design for health.

UB is the most comprehensive public research university in the northeastern United States. It is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities and has a strong tradition as a destination for international students and scholars. Buffalo, “The City of Good Neighbors,” is the second largest urban area in New York State and is a cultural center with excellent museums, theaters, and music venues. Buffalo is among the most affordable cities in the U.S. and is situated in a region that offers a wide range of recreational opportunities.

Candidates are asked to complete an application online and submit the following materials:

  • a letter of intent describing (a) teaching philosophy and the ability to teach design studios and core architectural courses, (b) interest in the Graduate Research Groups and emergent focus areas, (c) scholarly and/or creative accomplishments and aims, (d) ability to work collaboratively, and (e) future goals, including plans for external funding
  • a full curriculum vitae
  • the names and contact information of three references

A portfolio/PDF of 3-5 samples of scholarly or professional/creative work and student work is also required (submit via email to: ap-archdept@buffalo.edu).

Further information about the School of Architecture and Planning at UB may be found at www.ap.buffalo.edu. For specific inquiries, please contact: Associate Professor and Associate Chair Joyce Hwang at jh96@buffalo.edu. Beginning 15 January 2019, the committee will review applications as received and review will continue until positions are filled. Selected candidates will begin in fall 2019, unless other arrangements are made.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.