Assistant Professor in Architecture

Thomas Jefferson University
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Added on: 17 Jan 2024, Job offer expires on: 16 Apr 2024

Assistant Professor in Architecture, Building Technology, College of Architecture and the Built Environment


The Department of Architecture at Thomas Jefferson University, together with the College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), seeks candidates for a full-time, 9-month, Assistant Professor in building technology. The position is available on a Tenure-track or Teacher/Practice Scholar Track. Academic track and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The College aspires to complement a collegial faculty with an individual capable of advancing critical areas of building technologies and their integration into architectural design processes. The position will be expected to develop critical insights into these relevant areas of the curriculum and to teach in studio, comprehensive design studio, lecture and seminar courses emphasizing building technologies at undergraduate and graduate levels.

We seek applicants whose work and lived experiences will expand our intellectual diversity. We value applicants whose work elevates marginalized voices, embraces the humanistic dimensions of design, and engages their intersection with technology. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities including women, Native American peoples, Black and Indigenous peoples of color, Latinx, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About the Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture is founded on the belief that architecture has the power to improve lives by creating, activating, facilitating and substantiating innovative and inclusive design for all communities and environments. Faculty with diverse perspectives and backgrounds can foster an interdisciplinary academic experience that positions architecture at the dynamic center of social, cultural, historical, technological, and physical issues within our shared world. A commitment to design excellence, social equity and sustainability is evident throughout the curriculum and faculty research. We aim to equip graduates with the creativity, competence, compassion and conviction to be positive agents of change and stewards of the built environment.

About the College of Architecture and the Built Environment

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Thomas Jefferson University is comprised of four departments including Architecture, Interior Design & Interior Architecture, Construction Management, and Sustainable Environments with undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree programs.

The mission of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment is to educate the next generation of architecture, design and construction professionals to create an equitable and sustainable future. Curricula emphasize specialized knowledge unique to each discipline, paired with interdisciplinary collaboration that prepares students for practice in a global community.

About Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University is a leader in transdisciplinary, professional education. Jefferson, founded in 1824, is a preeminent national doctoral university delivering high-impact education in 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,200 students in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine, science and social science. Jefferson is re-defining the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced.


Consideration will be given to applicants with experience in practice, research, or teaching in established and emergent building technologies. We are open to interpretations of this charge that emphasize design at the intersection of people and technology.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who have demonstrated success in teaching integrative or comprehensive architectural design studios, as well as seminar classes and / or lecture classes in building technologies or systems. Architectural licensure or a doctorate degree are also desired.

Education Required:

Candidates must possess one of the following categories of acceptable academic credentials:

  • a combination of a professional bachelor’s and a master’s degree; or
  • a terminal professional master’s degree; or
  • a doctorate

Degrees should be in Architecture or a closely related discipline. Foreign equivalents to U.S. degrees are acceptable. Uniquely qualified candidates without the minimum academic credentials – who hold a professional license in architecture, exemplify exceptional professional experience, and present widely-recognized professional work – will also be considered. Candidates must have classroom or practical experience using advanced digital software and technologies related to the discipline.

Application Procedures:

A portfolio of scholarly inquiry and/or outstanding design work is required, and a trajectory of critical inquiry aligned with the program’s design approach and core values is highly desired. Candidates should have demonstrated successful collaboration and innovation in teaching and must be qualified by education and experience to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Candidates must apply on-line at using Job ID # 9292634.

Candidates must also submit the following via email to

  1. Letter of Application: We request a statement that provides an overview of the candidate’s interest in the position relative to their experience and goals. The letter should include 1) a statement of teaching philosophy, 2) a research and /or practice agenda, and 3) an outline of service related to the discipline. Include past and current contributions as well as vision and plans for the future. In each of these statements, applicants are encouraged to discuss approaches to fostering an equitable and inclusive learning and teaching environment and affirming diverse viewpoints.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio of Teaching, Research and/or Professional Work (25-page maximum): We request evidence of successful, innovative, and collaborative work demonstrating a focus on the intersection of design and technology.
  4. Names and Contact Information for Three (3) References

Questions should be sent to the chair of the department, John Dwyer,

The preferred submission deadline for materials is January 8, 2024. The search will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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