Howard E. LeFevre 19 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship
AUSTIN E. KNOWLTON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
The architecture section of the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University seeks candidates for the Howard E. LeFevre 19 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship. The annual fellowship offers the opportunity and resources for an emerging practitioner to pursue an advanced research project directed toward expanding the boundaries of the discipline. Past fellows have explored a broad range of topics relative to contemporary issues in the discipline and its cultural context. Since 2000, the LeFevre Fellowship has supported architects and designers with a range of research interests, including history, theory, contemporary culture, media, technology, material assembly, and advanced digital techniques. We seek candidates to continue the tradition of supporting innovative research centered on topics relevant to the continued evolution of disciplinary practice.
Situated within a major research university with state-of-the-art facilities, the Knowlton School provides a unique environment for innovative design research and critical inquiry. The Knowlton School enjoys the resources of the university and a metropolitan area of approximately two million people. This Fellowship offers the successful applicant a 9-month fellowship to investigate and develop a research project and to teach in the architecture program. The applicant awarded the Fellowship will be asked: 1. To teach design studios in which ideas related to their project are considered within the disciplinary context of architecture, and 2. To prepare and present a public exhibition. The Fellowship provides a salary for teaching, a paid Graduate Research Assistant, and a separate budget for research/project materials.
Education and Experience Requirements
Required: Masters degree in Architecture or a related field
How to Apply
Application materials must include the following:
Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a summary of your academic background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
Attachment 3: Portfolio of creative work/scholarship (30 pages maximum).
A list of three references upon request.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Stephen Turk ([email protected]).
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024, and invitations for visits will begin shortly after. The search will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted, until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date of the position is no later than August 2024. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. General information about the Knowlton School can be found at: https://knowlton.osu.edu.
Located in the award-winning Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects-designed building on The Ohio State Universitys Columbus Campus, the Knowlton School fosters a singular environment for innovative design research and critical inquiry within its three sections: architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning. As part of the College of Engineering, the Knowlton School enjoys the benefits of a large research institution including collaborative relationships with departments in engineering, design, ecology, history, as well as the Wexner Center for the Arts. The schools ongoing catalogue of special programs includes the Baumer Visiting Professorship, the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, a lecture series, gallery exhibitions, and the Source Books series. Architecture has approximately 420 students, 19 full-time and 15 auxiliary faculty members.
Architecture Section Overview
Founded in 1899, the Architecture Section at the Knowlton School occupies a distinct place in U.S. architectural education. A strong design culture and pioneering work with technology is the foundation of its educational missionthis has long informed its culture of making. Knowlton Architecture today seeks to have an impact, intertwining aesthetic explorations with questions of social and environmental importance. It is through this intersectional and entangled thinkingcultural production and society, climate and aestheticsthat students design for better and more inclusive futures. The sections catalogue of special programs includes the Baumer Visiting Professorship, the Trott Visiting Professorship, the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, a lecture series, gallery exhibitions, and the Source Books in Architecture series. The architecture section comprises 420 students, 19 full-time and 15 auxiliary faculty.
Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of Americas leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.
The Ohio State Universitys Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.
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Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.