Architectural Design / Building Technology, Assistant or Associate Professor


Faculty Tenure Track- 9 Month
College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED)
[Job #987403]
Kent Campus – Kent, OH

Opportunity: The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University invites applicants with a focus on architectural design and environmental / ecological systems for a full-time, tenure-track  appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The college is interested in candidates with strong design skills and expertise in ecological approaches, passive and active environmental systems and the ability to teach courses like environmental systems, building systems and integrated design. They should possess a clear and emerging research agenda that is highlighted by peer recognition, demonstrable capacity for design studio instruction, and who will contribute to the advancement of the discipline of architecture. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will offer undergraduate and/or graduate design studios and coursework, is expected to conduct research in their area of expertise and to demonstrate capacity to integrate their research, creative work and/or professional practice into their teaching.

Minimum Requirements: The successful candidate must hold at minimum, an accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree (or its international equivalent), or an accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Science in Architecture or a related field, (or its equivalent); a record of teaching, and a demonstrated professional and scholarly commitment to Architecture.

About the Programs, College, and University: The College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State promotes the integration of practice and research as they relate to changing climatic, societal, and technological conditions and is committed to advancing the professions and their impact on the built environment. The Architecture programs are an integral part of a growing multidisciplinary college dedicated to design education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing world. This mission aligns with Kent State’s vision to “To be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.”

Our strategic hiring plan forecasts continued growth in enrollment and additional tenure track hires with an emphasis on furthering a scholarly / research and design community dedicated to advancing professional disciplines relating to the built environment. CAED Graduate programs in Healthcare Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, a graduate research degree in Architecture and Environmental Design and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) provide opportunity for cross disciplinary collaboration that is complemented by University units including the Design Innovation Initiative (DI Hub), Kent State’s highly ranked Fashion School, and The School of Visual Communication Design, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, The Advanced Materials Institute and the Environmental Science and Design Institute, among others.

In addition to a rich array of university assets, CAED resources include a branch library, lighting lab, Fabrication Lab (FabLab) equipped with woodworking tools, CNC mills, a metal fabrication facility, vacuum
forming and robotics, the Robotically Augmented Design Lab (RadLAB), and a Materials Library complete with a curated selection of Material ConneXion samples and other digital design assets. The CAED offers exceptional international study opportunities including sponsored studio travel opportunities, semester long programs in Florence and Paris, traveling workshops, and a progressive workshop, lecture, and exhibition series. The CAED's 37 full-time faculty and administrators and over 1150 undergraduate and graduate students occupy three primary locations: the LEED Platinum 107,000 sq. ft. John Elliot Center for Architecture and Design designed by Weiss/Manfredi situated near downtown Kent; the recently renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is an ascending national research university in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas. These include recent buildings and landscapes designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, James Corner, Frank Gehry, Farshid Moussavi, NADAAA, Laurie Olin, Stanley Saitowitz, and Rafael Viñoly the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Playhouse Square, Akron Art Museum to name a few. See the following websites for more information on Kent State University and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Application Process: Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: (search by position 987403) and complete the online academic data form.

Applicants should also include:
       1) Letter of interest with a concise overview of the candidate’s vision for interior design education, a teaching statement, design research agenda and research/scholarship/creative practice statement.
       2) Curriculum Vitae
       3) Portfolio with evidence of research/scholarship, personal creative work, and teaching, (e.g., course syllabi and examples of student work – PDF 10Mb max)
        4) List of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses
        5) Statement outlining the individual’s position and/or contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their research, teaching and/or service.

Any questions may be sent to: Adil Sharag-Eldin, Chair, Architectural Design / Building Technology Search Committee, @, Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 South Lincoln Street, Kent, OH 44242.

Review of candidates will begin December 15, 2021. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by February 1, 2022.

Kent State University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sec, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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