Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture (History)

Belmont University

United States

November 5, 2022

Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture (History)

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture (History) at Belmont University.

Employment Type

Faculty

Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty) Full-Time

Department

Coll Architecture & Design

Hours

37.5

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The O'More College of Architecture and Design at Belmont University in Nashville is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August, 2022, in its growing program, which anticipates accreditation by the NAAB in 2025.

Job responsibilities of the position include teaching 24 credit/workload hours per year (generally, 3-4 course sections per semester) in the architecture program with an emphasis on the history of architecture and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • A holistic approach to the history of architecture, including vernacular traditions and professionally-designed buildings in a global context
  • Theories of architecture, especially as intersect with ecological concerns
  • History of architecture and the built environment in the Southeast
  • Historic Preservation
  • Teaching in other sub-disciplines of the program (including design studio) will be available according to expertise and interest. Additional responsibilities include collegial participation in collaborative settings, academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and college and university service.). The successful candidate will be expected to pursue these aspects of faculty life within an ecumenical, student-focused environment that brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

    Ph.D. or progress toward a terminal degree appropriate to the position is required; teaching experience strongly preferred. As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program. For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https: // jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” must be attached to complete the online application.

    Required Qualifications : Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

  • A terminal degree (usually a Ph.D.) is required; others that are appropriate and joined with significant experience will be considered with full documentation as part of their application.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm to integrate faith with teaching and other faculty responsibilities.
  • Capacity to teach collaboratively across subject matter within the architecture program as well as with other disciplines at the University and in response to the University and College mission, vision, and values
  • Interest in, and capacity to, teach subject-matter outside of architectural history (e.g., design, building science), and/or the University's general education program by teaching part of the curriculum (e.g. First Year Seminar)
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in higher education, especially in a NAAB-accredited program
  • Professional experience as an architect; the M.Arch. and professional licensure or being licensure-ready
  • Research/creative agenda that is amenable to student participation
  • Facility in digital/distance teaching and learning
  • Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and student- focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building people. With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.

    The O'More College of Architecture and Design (CAD) at Belmont University is a creative community that serves undergraduate students by providing professionally-oriented, liberal arts-based programs in Fashion Design and Merchandising, a CIDA-accredited program in Interior Design, and a new program in Architecture that anticipates accreditation by the NAAB in 2025. The facilities of the College include extensive studios that feature industry- standard equipment, flexible classroom/seminar space, a wood/model shop, and a digital fabrications lab. The curricula of all programs benefit from the University's general education core to develop well-rounded, critical thinkers who can solve problems in diverse groups while focusing on subjects central to their disciplines. In addition to benefiting from this rich liberal arts tradition and curricula focused on professional preparation within a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment dedicated to creative exploration within a Christian environment, students have access to internship opportunities and study abroad programs. Preparing students for their chosen professions, CAD programs emphasize the values of sustainability in all its realms, equity, and service.

    The Department of Architecture offers a five-year B.Arch. that (upon NAAB accreditation, anticipated in 2025) will equip graduates with the first formal credential for professional licensure as an architect; the Department also offers a four-year B.S. in Architectural Studies and a Minor. Focused on design, history, theory, structures, and environmental systems within a curriculum linked within the program and to external disciplines, departmental coursework and extracurricular activities stress the values of environmental and cultural stewardship, community service, and professional ethics. Students benefit from integrated coursework that joins their learning across architecture's sub-fields and throughout the campus, with special opportunities to emphasize philosophy, environmental science, and design for health care and the performing arts. The B.Arch. also preserves 18 credit hours for students to pursue diverse intellectual interests or a minor.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, please submit all materials by November 5. Questions concerning the position or application materials may be directed to Shari Fox, Associate Dean, shari.fox@belmont.edu.

    Required Education Ph.D. or progress toward a terminal degree appropriate to the position is required; teaching experience strongly preferred.

    Required Experience Capacity to teach collaboratively across subject matter within the architecture program as well as with other disciplines at the University and in response to the University and College mission, vision, and values

    The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

    Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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