Assistant Professor in Architectural Design
The University of California, Berkeley Department of Architecture invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Architectural Design beginning in the fall of 2023.
Job responsibilities include fundamental architectural design education at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as advanced design studios and seminars and/or lectures related to the specific area of expertise and research of the candidate in architectural design. The successful candidate will have to advance architectural knowledge through design while being attentive to the cultural, environmental and technological issues of the discipline. Another important component of appointment is service to the department, college, university, profession, and community at large. In addition to design teaching experience, candidates must demonstrate exemplary architectural work, as well as an ability to disseminate their work in appropriate venues.
UC Berkeley’s Department of Architecture is housed within the College of Environmental Design (CED), along with the departments of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban and Regional Planning. Founded in 1959, CED has long been at the forefront of environmental design education. As the first institution to combine architecture, planning, and landscape architecture into a single college, we offer a vigorous interdisciplinary environment where collaboration and experimentation flourish. In this context, the evolution of the Department of Architecture has been nourished by social, cultural, technological, environmental values and our geographical location. Located on the Pacific Rim, on the border with Latin America and facing Asia, California is an urban laboratory that has long been recognized as a space for design research and experimentation. These values are reflected in our innovative teaching, scholarly research, critical design inquiry, and discursive practices. Our award-winning faculty bring both broad and deep intellectual diversity to our educational community.
The Department of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and provides thoughtful and rigorous instruction to 400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students in the M.Arch, M.AAD, MS and Ph.D programs The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Architecture offers both a liberal arts-focused education and a pre-professional education. The Master in Architecture is a professional degree requiring two or three years, depending on the student’s incoming background. The Master of Advanced Architectural Design is a one-year post-professional degree for professional degree holders who want to continue exploring design problems in an experimental studio. Master of Science and Ph.D. in Architecture are research-based degrees in one of the following areas of study: History, Theory, and Society and Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability. For more information about our department and academic programs, please visit http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu.
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One of the following at the start date of the position is strongly preferred: A professional degree in architecture (M.Arch or international equivalent); An undergraduate degree in architecture (B.Arch or international equivalent) with an additional graduate degree (such as a master’s, master’s, or doctorate)
Applications must be submitted by October 25, 2022 and must include:
1. Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated resume or curriculum vitae.
2. Statement of Interest – A 2-3 page statement of interest detailing the relevance of the
the applicant’s experience in the department with a description of research, creative work and
3. Statement on Contributions to the Advancement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and
Justice (DEIBJ) – A 1-2 page articulation of your contributions to DEIBJ, including information about your understanding of these topics, your history of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if you are hired at Berkeley. For more information, go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity.
4. Portfolio – A portfolio of design work and publications. The file must be 50 MB or less.
5. Supplemental/Teaching Portfolio – A digital portfolio of teaching materials, student work and
any other additional information. The file must be 50 MB or less.
6. Reference Requirements: A list of 3-5 people who can speak to your background, character and
potential. Only contact information is required for the initial phase of this research.
Application link: https://apptrkr.com/3445856
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