Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship

The Architecture Section of the Knowlton School invites applications for the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship

The architecture section of the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University seeks candidates for the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship.

The annual fellowship offers the opportunity and resources for an emerging practitioner to pursue an advanced research project directed toward expanding the boundaries of the discipline. Past fellows have explored a broad range of topics relative to contemporary issues in the discipline and its cultural context. Since 2000, the LeFevre Fellowship has supported architects and designers with a range of research interests, including history, theory, contemporary culture, media, technology, material assembly, and advanced digital techniques. We seek candidates to continue the tradition of supporting innovative research centered on topics relevant to the continued evolution of disciplinary practice. 

Situated within a major research university with state-of-the-art facilities, the Knowlton School provides a unique environment for innovative design research and critical inquiry. The Knowlton School enjoys the resources of the university and a metropolitan area of approximately two million people. This Fellowship offers the successful applicant a 9-month fellowship to investigate and develop a research project and to teach in the architecture program. The applicant awarded the Fellowship will be asked:

  • To teach design studios in which ideas related to their project are considered within the disciplinary context of architecture, and
  • To prepare and present a public exhibition. The successful candidate will have a degree in architecture or a related field.

The Fellowship provides a salary for teaching, a paid Graduate Research Assistant, and a separate budget for research/project materials.  

Applications for the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship are accepted through Workday.

Upon submitting your application, please include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • One-page proposal for fellowship project, Portfolio of creative work/scholarship (30 pages maximum)
  • Diversity Statement

    Pursuant to the university’s shared values the search committee will ask all applicants to provide a written statement that describes your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Please provide specific examples such as teaching and/or mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, outreach activities to underrepresented groups, or conducting research that address social inequities.

    Please do not self-disclose your personal identity)
  • Names and contact information of three references commensurate with the rank sought.

Please contact Marta Nowak to request accommodations for the application and/or interview.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in architecture or a related field. 

Application Review

Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2023, and invitations for visits will begin shortly after.

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 no later than August 2023.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

General information about the Knowlton School can be found at the Knowlton School website

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. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution, a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and have an excellent partner in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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