Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture Architecture

Assistant or Associate Professor - Interior Architecture - Tenure-Track

Description:

The Interior Architecture program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track design position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a broad understanding of the discipline of Interior Architecture, as well as exceptional teaching, research, and leadership abilities. We encourage candidates with multidisciplinary interests and expertise to apply.

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture offers its students and faculty a platform of integrated disciplines-Architecture, Interior Architecture, Space Architecture, and Industrial Design-that work together to negotiate the complexities of contemporary design practice, making extensive use of our state-of-the-art digital and fabrication facilities.

Situated in the heart of one of the most diverse and fast-growing cities in the United States, our College promotes the idea of the city as a laboratory for research, where design is considered a form of critical thinking, calling forth innovative solutions for contemporary conditions.

Interior Architecture at UH

The discourse of Architecture at the scale of the interior is undergoing unprecedented change. Emerging as a specialization within the profession, Interior Architecture engages trans-disciplinary knowledge within a new and blended territory. The Interior Architecture program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture investigates the discipline by positioning our program in the reuse, adaptation, and transformation of existing buildings. Poised at the intersection of architecture, conservation, spatial design, and ecological performance--the trans-disciplinary nature of our curriculum offers students an extraordinary education where innovation, technology, and the art of 'making' converge. Our program focuses on the technological, material, ecological, and social promise of Interior Architecture in course work, design-research, digital fabrication seminars, workshops, publications, and exhibitions. We are the founder and publisher of the International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design (ii).

Responsibilities

We are searching for a colleague who values collaboration, scholarship, and 'making' with an ability to contribute to multiple levels of the Interior Architecture curriculum while promoting design excellence. As a new program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, this position offers candidates an opportunity to craft creative curriculum and methodologies which will place our program at the forefront of academic discourse in Interior Architecture.

Candidates will be expected to teach design studios, conduct seminars and/or lecture courses, and to apply their research expertise to other programs and initiatives within the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. Responsibilities will include a combination of courses, workshops, and studios requiring the integration of analog processes with digital visualization and fabrication skills.

Opportunities are available for faculty members to partner with various community organizations and college research centers. Members of the Interior Architecture faculty contribute to both the Advanced Spatial Design (ASD) research group and the International Journal of Interior Architecture & Spatial Design-published by the University of Houston Atrium Press.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must hold at least one degree in Architecture at the graduate or undergraduate level. Candidates must hold a Master's degree or PhD in a design-related field with an exemplary record of professional practice, scholarship, and teaching experience.

Candidates must demonstrate superior design and representational skills, as well as clarity in communication and openness to collaboration. Candidates with a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices, advanced visualization, digital fabrication, critical practice, theoretical scholarship, as well as various specializations including but not limited to sustainability, materials research, furniture, lighting, acoustics, and exhibition design are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Procedures:

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Submissions will be 8-1/2 x 11 pdf format in a single file no larger than 10 mb in size. Please label files with your name (jane_doe_cv.pdf). When submitting via the email address (gnmarini@central.uh.edu) please enter your name and position applied for in the subject heading (jane doe, assistant/associate professor of interior architecture). Applicants should provide the following: a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, work samples with candidate's role or responsibility indicated, and contact information for three references.

Please email Faculty Search Committee Chair Gregory Marinic, Director of Interior Architecture at gnmarini@central.uh.edu for questions regarding this position and the Interior Architecture program.

Rank and salary will be appropriate to qualifications. Application review will begin January 25, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start August 2014.

For more information about the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and the Interior Architecture program, please visit:

www.arch.uh.edu

www.advancedspatialdesign.org

www.iijournal.org

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is strongly committed to diversity within its community. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.