Four positions available

  1. Assistant Professor in Design
  2. Assistant Professor in Design and Health
  3. Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor specializing in Historic Preservation
  4. Visiting Assistant Professor

The College of Architecture at Texas Tech University is under new administration and in the process of forming a renewed vision. The College has just received an eight-year accreditation from the NAAB and expects to add a significant number of new faculty in the immediate future, including a faculty for Design, and for Design and Health.

Texas Tech is located in the unique cultural and physical landscape of the American Southwest. In addition to the program in Lubbock, the College has centers in Houston and El Paso and is growing a presence in Marfa. It also conducts a robust study abroad program in several countries including Korea, Germany, Chile, and at the Texas Tech University facility in Seville, Spain. Recently Texas Tech University surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The University enrolls more than 30,000 students, more than 500 of whom chose architecture as their major. The College of Architecture graduates students through the B.S. Architecture, professional M. Architecture, M.S. Architecture, and an interdisciplinary PhD in Land Use Planning, Management, and Design (LPMD). Specializations in M.S. are offered in Digital Design & Fabrication, Urban & Community Design, and Design & Health. Moreover, Graduate Certificates in Digital Design and Fabrication, Health Care Facilities Design, Health and Wellness Design, and Urban and Community Design are also offered.

The college has been expanding its facilities and has opened a 1.2-million-dollar interdisciplinary fabrication space to its shop facilities.  The shops are currently equipped with: two CNC machines, three Laser cutters, six 3D printers, two large format powder-based 3D printers, one ABS machine and a 6-axis Fanuc Robotic Arm. The model shop has a desktop-scale CNC wire bending machine, a 4'x4' Industrial scale vacuum former, and a KNK Maxx Blade Cutter. We are acquiring three large format laser cutters and a 6-axis KUKA robot arm in Spring 2018.

Our diverse group of faculty has additional research foci. For more information, please visit the College's website at arch.ttu.edu

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellent of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Applicants for these positions should be accomplished designers able to teach undergraduate and graduate design studios in addition to required and elective coursework in their area of specialization, such as history and theory of architecture, building technology, energy & modeling, sustainability, digital design & fabrication and urbanism/landscape urbanism. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop a strong research agenda through internal and external funding opportunities, and serve on College and University committees.

Candidates for the design position 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
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students

Please apply through the Texas Tech University System job website at www.texastech.edu/careers (Search for Requisition # 12869BR)

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for on-campus interviews in Spring 2018 semester. Appointment will begin in the Fall 2018 semester.

Direct any questions about the position to Search Committee Co-Chairs, Professor Bennett Neiman at bennett.neiman@ttu.edu, or Associate Professor Chris Taylor at chris.taylor@ttu.edu.

Assistant Professor of Design and Health

The successful candidate should have architectural design qualifications as well as research/scholarship abilities and should be focused on integrating healthcare research with design. Candidates must hold a professional degree in architecture or an allied field (e.g., planning, landscape architecture, interior architecture, etc) and a post-professional degree in architecture or a related field.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate some combination of the following:

  • M.S. or PhD
  • Record of architectural design, especially healthcare design/design for health
  • Effectiveness as a design and a lecture/seminar teacher with a promise of growth in healthcare
  • Experience in funded research, especially in healthcare research
  • Record of scholarship in architecture and in healthcare design
  • Record of service appropriate to healthcare architecture
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation

Please apply through the Texas Tech University System job website at www.texastech.edu/careers (Search for Requisition # 12859BR)

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for on-campus interviews in Spring 2018 semester. Appointment will begin in the Fall 2018 semester.

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.

Direct any questions about the position to Search Committee Chair, Professor Saif Haq at saif.haq@ttu.edu

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.

University/School:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

Qualifications:

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.