The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on digital technology that includes a commitment to architectural design through digital methods and computational techniques as a focus of research and teaching.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
The range of research and expertise may include architectural geometry and computationally-driven generative processes, advanced digital representation and visualization, innovative computational tools, machine learning in architecture, simulation, innovative uses of GIS and spatial analysis, augmented and artificial intelligence, big data and data-driven design, and other areas of expertise including the development of smart building components, sensors, and electronic devices.
Candidates will be expected to engage in innovative teaching and pursue an active research agenda that includes grant supported research. In addition to teaching design studio, the successful candidate will offer undergraduate/graduate coursework and conduct research in their area of expertise.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
The successful candidate must hold at minimum, an accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree or its foreign degree equivalent, or a professional Bachelor’s of Architecture and a Master degree in a related field. Candidates must have three years of experience in design studio instruction and/or professional experience as a computational designer. Candidates must also be able to present evidence of scholarly and/or creative activity in the field of computational technology (in one or more of the areas of research expertise listed above), and evidence of participation in—or commitment to—cross-disciplinary endeavors.
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Special Instructions Summary:
Application Process: The position is a nine-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and negotiable. The anticipated starting date is August 2020.
Review of candidates will begin January 15, 2020. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by January 31, 2020.
Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: http://jobs.kent.edu (search by position #998034) and complete the online academic data form. Applicants should also include:
A letter of interest, with candidate profile
Name, email address, and phone number of at least three references
Portfolio of creative work, research, scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and representative examples of teaching (student work and syllabi) (All documents must be submitted in PDF format).
Any questions may be sent to: Associate Dean William Willoughby, Chair, Architectural Design/Technology Search Committee, [email protected], Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 S. Lincoln St., Kent, OH 44242.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 998034
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.