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Assistant Professor (Design | Architectural Structures)

Apply now Department: 3670015020 Architecture
Job no: 514229
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Architecture / Construction
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Design | Architectural Structures
The Department of Architecture at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2023. The appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester - an architectural design studio and either a required lecture or elective seminar in their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will demonstrate interest and ability to teach architectural design studios. Entry-level studios require the ability to teach fundamental design skills, including spatial and formal composition, graphics, and modeling techniques, while upper-level studios require the ability to teach the design and technical skills necessary to resolve and document architectural intent from the urban scale to the detail. Demonstrated excellence in teaching architectural design studios across the curriculum is preferred.

The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the teaching of architectural structures. They will develop and teach a lecture/laboratory course, the second in a two-course sequence, that requires instruction in creating practical connections between structural systems and architectural design including qualitative and quantitative analysis of structural systems. Developing this course will provide the candidate with an opportunity for collegial collaboration in revisioning the teaching of architectural structures and building technologies in the department. In addition, the successful candidate will have the interest and ability to develop and teach seminars in their area of expertise and will develop a research/creative agenda related to this expertise.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Architecture at Kansas State University is a nationally recognized program offering a professional Master of Architecture and post-professional Master of Science in Architecture. Departmental faculty may also participate in a college-wide interdisciplinary PhD in Environmental Design and Planning. The department sponsors studios at the Kansas City Design Center in Kansas City, MO, and has a long-standing curricular partnership with the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The department is located at K-State’s main campus in Manhattan, KS, in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills region 120 miles west of Kansas City, MO. To learn more about the Department of Architecture and our programs, please visit our website at

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal professional degree in Architecture (Post-baccalaureate MArch or equivalent).
  • Professional practice experience in architecture is sufficient to have fulfilled the experience requirement for licensure.
  • Interest and ability to teach architectural design studios.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and teach a lecture/laboratory course in architectural structures.
  • Interest and ability to develop and teach elective seminars in their area of expertise.
  • Interest and ability to develop a research/creative agenda related to their area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Architecture, Engineering, or related field.
  • Extensive and creative professional practice experience in architecture.
  • Architectural license.
  • Excellence in teaching architectural structures, including active/project-based methods and computer analysis.
  • Excellence in teaching architectural design studios across the curriculum.
  • Established applied research/creative agenda.
  • Record of service to the academic and professional communities.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please upload a letter of interest addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a list of three academic and/or professional references with full contact information, and a portfolio documenting academic and/or professional experience. Direct all inquiries to Professor Matt Knox, Architecture Department Head, (785) 532-5953 or

Review of Applications Begins:

Review of candidates will begin January 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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