Assistant Professor of Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism
Department: CAED-Architecture (102600)
College/Division: CAED-College Arch & Env Design
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ARCHITECTURE - The Architecture Department in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor of architectural history, theory, and criticism. Appointment is scheduled to begin September 12, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will join a consistently top-ranked 5-year undergraduate NAAB-accredited architecture program that possesses a strong studio culture where a diversity of approaches to design inquiry is enabled by a faculty dedicated to student learning. The program is situated within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) which houses five departments related to the built environment: Architectural Engineering, Architecture, City & Regional Planning, Construction Management, and Landscape Architecture.
For this new faculty position, we are seeking candidates with the ability to incorporate issues of race, gender, social/environmental justice, ethnicity, diversity and/or inclusivity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative approaches are welcome. Opportunities offered to teach, innovate, and collaborate in architectural history survey courses, undergraduate/graduate seminars, interdisciplinary minors, and general education. Ability to teach design studio is desirable. Experience working with underrepresented students is preferred.
Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This position is part of a university-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. Faculty hired through this recruitment will be expected to collaborate and contribute to department, college, and university goals around diversity and inclusion. Additional support will be available to these faculty hires. Full details can be found at https://academic-personnel.calpoly.edu/clusterhire.
The other searches are for positions in the following disciplines across campus:
African American History (104977)
Criminology and Gender (104994)
Diversity and Organizational Behavior (104946)
Elementary Science Education (104961)
Psychology and Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport (104979)
Global Anglophone Literatures (105092)
Indigenous Literatures (105096)
Public Health (104973)
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
In addition to related college level teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) with a dissertation on architectural history, theory, criticism, or a related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered for appointment, but tenure and promotion are contingent on completion of the Ph.D. A first professional degree in architecture is also required however exceptions to this requirement may be granted for candidates with exceptional professional knowledge, teaching experience, or a recognized body of work, corresponding to the advertised position. Full details on appointment, retention, promotion and tenure policies can be found at https://academic-personnel.calpoly.edu/content/policies/criteria.
Experience working with underrepresented students is preferred.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
For health and wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing and attorney's fees will be incurred by the faculty member.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
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.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.