The Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture

2890 19144
Position ID:OSU-KSA-AY22KSA2 [#19144]
Position Title: Head of Architecture, Associate Professor/Professor with tenure Knowlton School
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Architecture and Design
Appl Deadline:2022/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/10, finished 2022/09/22, listed until 2022/07/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Head of Architecture, Associate Professor/Professor with tenure Knowlton School Position Overview We invite applicants for a full-time, tenured position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank that will serve as the Section Head of Architecture and the Robert S. Livesey Professor. The start date is autumn 2022. The head of architecture works in partnership with architecture faculty and students, the heads of landscape architecture and city and regional planning, the staff, and the director and the associate director of the Knowlton School.

The head of architecture will enjoy considerable resources to chart future trajectories: the university has an aggressive hiring campaign; the college offers opportunities for hiring, research, and teaching collaborations; and landscape architecture and city and regional planning are ideal partners for interdisciplinary ventures and dual degrees. Additional resources within the Architecture Section include the Baumer Visiting Professorship, the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, and endowed lecture, exhibition, and publication series.

The preferred candidate should have a distinguished reputation in the discipline or profession of architecture. They should have experience teaching and mentoring in an academic environment, be prepared to leverage interdisciplinary opportunities, and situate architecture within our present social, cultural, and environmental context.

Required Qualifications Applicants are required to hold a master’s in architecture or a closely related field. They should demonstrate a track record of creative practice—design, exhibitions, installations—and/or publications.

Desired Qualifications The Knowlton School is committed to a culture of inclusion and diversity. We seek to attract and retain collegial individuals who are truly dedicated to collaborative design and research. The preferred candidate should demonstrate the ability to lead and support faculty and students and engage in interdisciplinary research on the range of pressing issues shaping the discipline and practice of architecture today. We seek candidates who are committed to contributing to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, faculty, and staff.

The Knowlton School The Knowlton School is a tenure-initiating unit within the College of Engineering housing architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning in Knowlton Hall, a state-of-the art facility designed by by Mack Scogin Merril Elam Architects with gardens by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. With 45 tenure-track and clinical faculty, 750 students, and 15 staff, the Knowlton School forms a distinct community fostering inquiry and exchanges across sections, the college, and the university. We offer three undergraduate degrees (BSArch, BSLA, and BSCRP), three professional degrees (MArch, MLA, MCRP) and a PhD in City and Regional Planning. Cross-disciplinary teaching and research are highly valued and innovation encouraged. Architecture is the section with the longest history (started in 1899) and the largest enrollment (470 students) and as such, it contributes greatly to shaping the school’s culture of learning and creative research. Having entered a transitional phase, the architecture section is ripe for defining a new direction under new leadership, developing new avenues for research, and establishing partnerships with landscape architecture and planning, engineering, and industry. The school is a sound fiscal environment that is well-positioned within the college and the university.

College Overview: The College of Engineering offers 17 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs across 12 departments or centers and the Knowlton School to approximately 10,000 students. The college is one of the largest, most reputable, and impactful institutions in the field with 405 faculty members. In fiscal year 2020, the college had nearly $138.5 million in externally sponsored research expenditures. Industry R&D expenditures for the College of Engineering in fiscal year 2020 totaled nearly $44 million.

Under the leadership of its new Dean, accomplished roboticist, entrepreneur, and educator Dr. Ayanna Howard, the College of Engineering provides fertile ground for innovation and collaboration. The College of Engineering strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment where all students, staff, and faculty can thrive (

University Overview: The Ohio State University sets the stage for academic achievement and innovation under the transformative leadership of President Kristina Johnson, Executive Vice President and Provost Melissa Gilliam, and Executive Vice President for Research Grace Wang. The university recently announced plans to hire 150 new faculty with its RAISE (race, inclusion, and social equity) initiative, with a core of those hires focused on scientists, artists, and scholars whose work addresses social equity and racial disparities. Other initiatives include the new Innovation District, a collaborative space on the west campus of Ohio State where students, academic researchers, city leaders, Fortune 500 businesses and new start-ups can share promising new ideas and accelerate those ideas into solutions. Likewise, the under construction Arts District provides new space for creative partnerships and enables faculty and students to combine ingenuity and scientific discovery. The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Inaugurated in 1989 as both a creative space and public venue for contemporary art in all forms, the Wex is a dynamic cultural institution, housed in a signature work of late 20th-century architecture.

The Ohio State University prides itself on being model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community engaged institution. Ohio State is a top-20 public university, enrolling over 60,000 students, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity.

Columbus Overview As the nation’s 14th largest city and the state’s capitol, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity with a high quality of life, great neighborhoods, and excellent public schools. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals, and a vibrant arts and design community. The city is experiencing remarkable growth and offers wide opportunities for practice, entrepreneurship, and partnering with industry. Read more at Experience Columbus.

How to Apply Applications can be submitted via Academic Jobs Online: ( Please include – Letter of interest – Curriculum vitae – Statement on Diversity describing how the candidate’s research, teaching, outreach, and/or experience engage diversity (2 pages maximum) – Statement of Teaching Philosophy describing pedagogical approach and experience, as well as how to teach across disciplines (2 pages maximum) – Statement of Creative Practice/Research – Names and contact information of five references.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution, a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and have an excellent partner in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Application deadline Review of applications will begin 18 October 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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Further Info:
200C Knowlton Hall
275 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210