Assistant Professor, Virginia Architecture Fellowship (Non-Tenure Track, General Faculty)

University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, USA, VA
Added on: 9 Mar 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Sep 2023

The University of Virginia School of Architecture ( is excited to announce the inaugural Virginia Architecture Fellowship. The fellowship will be awarded to an emerging designer practitioner or educator with promising design experience across scales and typologies. The Virginia Architecture Fellow will join the faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor, General Faculty to develop a 1-year creative research project and pedagogy at the University of Virginia. While the fellowship is awarded on an annual or semi-annual basis, successful fellows are eligible to have their appointments renewed for a second year at the rank of Assistant Professor, General Faculty upon review of their teaching, research, and creative practice. We invite submissions of compelling design experience and project proposals to be reviewed by a faculty jury and invited for remote interviews. We are looking for exceptional design teaching capacity, compelling research proposals, and collaborators who share our commitment to further implementing  justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion goals toward a more equitable institution, practice, and constructed environment.

The School of Architecture and UVA promote and facilitate design excellence and impact by encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration and supporting research development, from seed funding to external grant support. Researchers and designers work as individuals and collaborate across the school and the university on grand challenges and pan-university research initiatives. Recently renovated studio, shop, and project spaces provide state of the art facilities for computation, fabrication, and collaborative research.

Virginia Architecture Fellows are appointed as full time Assistant Professors (General Faculty), spend one year in residence, and teach three classes in addition to pursuing a research project. The Virginia Architecture Fellowships provide a gateway into academia and support the development of research and teaching trajectories. These positions provide an opportunity to teach studios and courses in areas related to the candidate’s expertise, resources for the development of work and venues to share it with the broader school community, and opportunities to work in an intellectually diverse, creative environment. In addition to three courses, service expectations as determined by the department chair.

Applicants must possess a terminal degree by the start date of the appointment.

To apply (through Workday) and for full application details, visit Search for and apply to Requisition R0044264.

Applications reviews will begin March 1, 2023 and will continue to remain open until the position is filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Seth McDowell at and Department Chair, Associate Professor Jeana Ripple at

For Workday-related assistance, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter at


The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.  The search committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. 

To apply (through Workday) and for full application details, visit Search for and apply to Requisition R0044264.

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