The Architecture Section of the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University invites applications for a position at the rank of assistant or associate professor with a research focus on emerging digital design and fabrication technologies. This position is endowed by the Christos Yessios Fund, which is intended to support faculty with the potential to make significant contributions to the field through scholarship, design research, and/or creative design practice.
The architecture faculty at the Knowlton School comprises a cadre of original thinkers concerned with contemporary issues in the field ranging from the tectonics of composite materials to the evolution of human comfort to the distribution of architectural labor across digital networks, among others. As part of the College of Engineering, the Knowlton School presents a unique collaborative platform. This position will allow Knowlton architecture faculty to develop relationships with the landscape architecture and planning sections and with academic units and research centers on and off campus including the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), the Simulation Innovation and Modeling (SIM) Center, and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD). The successful candidate will play a central role in developing the Knowlton School’s already robust capabilities in digital fabrication and her/his research and pedagogical agenda will inform the direction of the architecture section.
Above all, we seek a colleague who will bring new knowledge, ideas, and perspective to the architecture section and foster partnerships across the school, the college, and the university.
Candidates with a research focus related to emerging digital fabrication tools and related technologies and their implications or contemporary design are encouraged to apply. A wide range of topics will be considered, with preference to those that leverage the School’s resources, especially investigations that focus on computer-controlled fabrication techniques and research in technology, digital media, and material assemblies.
The Knowlton School
Housed in Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects’ award-winning building on The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus, The Knowlton School fosters a singular environment for innovative design research and critical inquiry. Operating within the College of Engineering, the Knowlton School’s three sections, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning enjoy the benefits of a large research institution including collaborative relationships with the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design. Architecture has approximately 300 students, 14 full-time and 20 auxiliary faculty members.
An ongoing catalogue of special programs, including The Baumer Visiting Professorship, the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, and a renowned lecture series and gallery exhibitions series continuously inspire intellectual inquiry of the Knowlton School, and seek to engage all three disciplines beyond their boundaries. The section’s publications include the Source Books in Architecture series. The region’s many cities provide a variety of research opportunities for much of the School’s scholarship and design studios.
The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio. The 15th largest city in the US with a metropolitan population of 1.8 million, Columbus offers a high quality of life with affordable housing in vibrant neighborhoods, excellent public schools, and economic prosperity. The region celebrates diversity and is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country for African Americans, members of the LGBT community, and families in general. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at Experience Columbus.
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and an NSF Advance Institution. The University is committed to a diverse workforce and encourages applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The University is also dedicated to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. We strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.
All applicants must have a master’s degree, a PhD, or an equivalent degree in Architecture or a related area and should possess extensive professional and/or academic experience. Qualifications include evidence of significant research/creative work, and the ability to develop and teach core and advanced courses in architectural design. Individuals with the ability to articulate their philosophy on how issues around diversity can be used to improve academic climates and environments and evidence of their impacts will receive top consideration.
The responsibilities of the position include general instructional duties at all levels of the curriculum, undergraduate and graduate, as well as full participation in faculty committee and service assignments.
To be considered, please submit your application electronically via Academic Jobs Online.
Interested applicants must apply with:
- A cover letter outlining experience and interest in research and teaching
- A curriculum vitae
- A one-page description of range of research interests specific to the position
- A one-page teaching statement specific to the position
- A portfolio of creative work/scholarship/publications (maximum 10 pages)
- Contact information for three (3) references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail). References will be contacted only after candidate is notified.
The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas including research, instruction, and outreach. In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.
Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2021, and invitations for visits will begin shortly after. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
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 August 2021.
Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Requires the successful completion of a background check