Architecture (494629)

  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Architecture

Job Description

The Architecture Department in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the academic year beginning September 10, 2020. The Architecture Department offers a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture, and interdisciplinary minors in Architecture and Sustainable Environments. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 6 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For this position, the Department seeks applicants with a demonstrated capacity for critical inquiry into architectural design issues as they apply to changing global conditions. Applicants should have an established or emerging record of excellence in teaching, and a research agenda that can support scholarship and inform undergraduate teaching in a collaborative environment in keeping with Cal Poly's Teacher-Scholar Model. The Department welcomes research in all areas of the discipline.

Design + Representation: Applicants should have a basis for teaching design fundamentals, design theory, fabrication, craft, and representation in foundation levels of undergraduate architecture design studios. In addition, lectures, seminars, and workshop courses in the applicant's area of interest may also be taught.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Professional degree in architecture
Master's degree in architecture (or allied discipline) or D. Arch.
Architectural license or Ph.D. (see note below)
Professional experience in architecture
Relevant college-level teaching experience
Eligibility for licensure or Ph.D. candidacy is acceptable for appointment, but promotion and tenure are contingent on possession of the license or Ph.D. Uniquely qualified candidates not meeting minimum qualifications, but with exceptional professional knowledge, teaching experience, or recognized work will be considered.

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.


Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment. Preference will also be given to those with a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and/or critical practice, and a forward-minded, flexible, and integrative approach to architectural education. Given the possibility of team teaching, a record of successful collaboration is also preferred.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map