Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture in Building Technology (Tenure Track)

Job Overview:

The Department of Architecture & Interiors at Drexel University seeks qualified applicants for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning September 1, 2014. This is a tenure-track or with-tenure appointment. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be responsible for maintaining and extending the discipline of architecture through their teaching, scholarship, and participation in the governance of the Department and College.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 18-24 quarter credit hours per year with a focus on technology classes and comprehensive design studios
  • Coordinate the Architecture Program’s curriculum in integrated building systems and technology, strengthen the teaching of technological principles across the curriculum and create new opportunities for their expression in the studio sequence
  • Service to the Department, the College, and the profession


This position calls for candidates highly qualified to offer undergraduate instruction in the broad spectrum of building systems and technologies relevant to contemporary practice. Other pertinent qualifications might include experience with:

  • The integration of BIM and digital building performance simulation
  • Sustainable building-systems technologies, modeling and assembly in an academic setting
  • Environmental systems
  • Emerging materials and methods of construction
  • Design/build practice

A demonstrated ability to bridge the divisions between design and building technologies is essential. Candidates must present an established research agenda applicable to the position. Candidate’s research will ideally advance the department’s capacity to evaluate and develop innovative prototypes for the department’s programs and support our interest in evidence-based design.

Applicants should possess a professional degree in architecture or engineering. Professional licensure, a minimum of 5 years of professional design experience or a Ph.D. in the area of specialization, a clear research agenda and teaching experience are highly desirable. Rank at appointment is commensurate with experience.

Supplementary Posting Information:

Drexel is a private university in Philadelphia with a long history of providing innovative professional and academic education in an urban setting. The University has an enrollment of over 20,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs and is ranked within the top 100 American comprehensive-research universities. The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design offers 16 undergraduate majors (13 NASAD-accredited) and six graduate programs in media arts and design. The Department of Architecture & Interiors has over 300 students studying Architecture and 200 pursuing Interior Design. The faculty is noteworthy for its wealth of professional experience and commitment to teaching and research. The University administration is particularly interested in supporting collaborative, cross-disciplinary research.

For consideration please apply online at A review of applications will begin on December 2, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a portfolio of design work, samples of student work, publications, and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants should also describe their agendas for research and teaching in their area of specialization.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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