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College of Architecture
Texas Tech University
Mail Stop 42091
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Phone 806-742-3136
Email: architecture@ttu.edu

Two positions available

  1. Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor specializing in Historic Preservation
  2. Visiting Assistant Professor

The College of Architecture El Paso program is located in the heart of El Paso's historic downtown, in an active train station, the Union Depot, designed by Daniel H. Burnham. This 1906 neoclassical building is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. Established in 2009, the El Paso program offers a B.S. Architecture degree, as an extension of the accredited degree program in Lubbock, Texas. The program also offers an undergraduate certificate in Historic Preservation and is planning to offer other degree options. With the support of a $5.9 million Department of Education HSI STEM grant, the program has grown rapidly and has been recognized as a leader in creating pathways for students at community college and it is receiving significant national attention. The campus is also located in a downtown that is experiencing revitalization with new buildings by Herzog and DeMeuron, Neil Denari and Lake|Flato Architects, and Snohetta, alongside the restoration and attempts to save a significant early twentieth-century building stock throughout the city.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor specializing in Historic Preservation

We are seeking an academic leader who will play a significant role in creating and coordinating a new M.S. in Historic Preservation. As part of this new role, the successful candidate will help us to grow the El Paso program and establish important relationships in the community and city of El Paso.


Texas Tech University, College of Architecture, El Paso

Position Description

Tenure-track Assistant Professor for The College of Architecture El Paso with a specialization in Historic Preservation. The new faculty member will teach in the historic preservation curriculum, and in the core curriculum of the college. The successful candidate will also develop a strong research agenda through internal and external funding opportunities, and serve on College and University committees.


The successful candidate should have architectural design qualifications and research/scholarship abilities.

Candidates must hold a professional degree in architecture and a post-professional degree in a related field. The candidate must also demonstrate experience in the field of historic preservation in the form of a Master's degree in Historic Preservation or a Master's in History with a concentration or certificate in Historic Preservation. Qualification either by education, research, or professional experience in Historic Preservation is preferred.

We are looking for applicants who have a demonstrated record in architectural design, a record of scholarship in an area of historic preservation, and a record of experience in the field, and a record of certification and involvement in the professional and/or academic field of historic preservation.

The salary will be competitive commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 for appointment as soon as Fall 2018.

Visiting Assistant Professor

The College of Architecture El Paso seeks candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor position with primary responsibility for teaching Third and Fourth Year Design studio. The successful candidate will also teach two core curriculum courses in areas that may include: Site Design, Construction, Digital Media, and/or a Media Electives. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the overall learning environment in the College.


The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in architecture at the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants with several of these additional qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a related field
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a design studio and lecture course instructor
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Ability to obtain funded research
  • Professional experience

Application for Both Positions

Interested candidates for both positions should submit the following in digital format:

  1. Letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate's background and teaching, research and service objectives.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three references. (They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted)
  4. Portfolio of relevant teaching, professional, and research/scholarly work (pdf format 20 pages maximum).

Please apply through the Texas Tech University System job website at http://www.texastech.edu/careers

Direct any questions to committee chair Dr. Robert Alexander Gonzalez, Director of the El Paso Program, at r.gonzalez@ttu.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Shortlisted candidates for the tenure-track position will be invited for on-campus interviews in Spring 2018 semester. Appointment will begin in the Fall 2018 semester.