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Assistant Professor - Architecture- College of Environmental Design

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The Department of Architecture of the University of California, Berkeley is conducting an international search for a full-time position in Design at rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, or Associate Professor / Professor with tenure with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

The Department of Architecture seeks a candidate who has demonstrated a strong record, or emerging potential, of recognized design accomplishment through creative work, including built work and theoretical explorations, scholarship and/or research, grants, publications, awards, and exhibitions. Work that is breaking new ground in addressing architecture as a cultural endeavor that engages under-represented constituents and geographies and expertise grounded in issues of social justice, inequality, race, poverty, and privilege would be highly valued.

The position involves teaching core and advanced studios in the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as seminar and lecture courses in the candidate’s area of research. Beyond a primary role in teaching studio, as well as seminar and lecture roles in architectural design, additional duties generally include advising students in our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as service to the department, college, university, and the greater community. Department faculty are expected to produce creative research at the highest level, contributing to national and international scholarship and debate. The Department is particularly interested in designers with experience working with diverse and underserved students and/or communities and who have demonstrated their commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Reflecting the ethos of the College of Environmental Design, we are committed to attracting talented students who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives. We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment for our students and faculty that respects and reflects the wider community in which we live and work. This position will build on the Department of Architecture’s rich history in the critical examination of race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, power and privilege, poverty and inequality, restorative justice, and other aspects of human identity and relations within the built environment. Our faculty and students create opportunities for action and the implementation of theory into practice.

Basic Qualification: Applicants must hold a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree (or equivalent degree) at time of application. We are seeking candidates with experience in university teaching and recognition and/or promise of future recognition for design, professional practice, and/or published research.

To apply please click on one of these two links. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. (applicants currently employed as an Assistant Professor or not employed at all in an academic appointment) (applicants currently holding a tenured or equivalent position)

All applications should include 1) a 2-3 page statement of interest specifying the relevance of the applicant’s experience to the department with a description of research, creative work, and teaching, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information for three references*, 4) a digital portfolio of representative work and/or publications and 5) statement of candidate’s contributions to diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions through research, teaching and/or service. Guidelines for writing the diversity statement are available here:

The deadline for the receipt of applications is November 15, 2017.

For information about our program, please visit: Direct inquiries to: Search Committee Chair Ronald Rael,

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents and is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. For more information, please consult

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy:

*Letters of reference are not needed at time of application. Candidates will be notified if they are to be solicited by the search committee at a later date. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - A detailed curriculum vita

  • Statement of Interest - A 2-3 page statement of interest specifying the relevance of the applicant’s experience to the department with a description of research, creative work, and teaching

  • Portfolio and/or Publications - A digital portfolio of representative work and/or publications.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Additional space for work and/or publications (Optional)

  • Additional space for work and/or publications (Optional)

  • Round 2: Ongoing and future research plan (five year horizon) (Optional)

  • Round 2: Sample course syllabi for a Design Studio and a Design Seminar. These may be from courses you have previously taught, or examples of what you would like to teach at Berkeley. (Optional)

  • Round 2: Portfolio of your students‘ work (if not included previously). (Optional)

  • Round 2: Additional supplemental materials such as an expanded portfolio including your own designs and any publications or papers you would like evaluated by the Search Committee. (Optional)

  • Round 2: Additional Space (Optional)

  • Round 2: Additional Space (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)