Kent State University — Faculty Positions, College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Kent State University has the following employment opportunities.

Architecture Program Director (Job #998058)
Architecture Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S.) and Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program. The successful candidate will help formulate and implement an ambitious vision for 21st century architectural education through creative collaboration with faculty and as an integral member of the CAED’s leadership team.

Architectural / Urban Design (Job #988397)
A tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in urban design. The Architecture Program at Kent State University is an expanding enterprise, complemented by an emphasis on growing the Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture programs, among others. Both graduate programs are located at the downtown Cleveland site, home to the college’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC). The successful candidate can anticipate interdisciplinary teaching roles at both the Cleveland and Kent (main campus) location.

Architectural Design / Building Technology (Job #988396 & Job #988398)
Two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professors in the Architecture program with expertise in design and building technology and/or science. Focus areas may include environmental / ecological design, environmental systems, lighting, acoustics, materials, building construction, or structure. Other fields of interest or research expertise may be considered. In addition to studio teaching, the successful candidate will offer coursework, and research in their area of expertise.

Facilities available for research, collaboration, and teaching include a new lighting laboratory facility, a materials library, a digital/non-digital fabrication facility (FabLab) that includes robotic arms, 3-D printing, laser cutting, environmental testing, and a full construction laboratory.

Schidlowski Emerging Faculty Fellowship (Job #988546)
The Schidlowski Emerging Faculty Fellowship began in the Fall of 2017. This nine-month residency is designed to engage promising junior faculty candidates in a dynamic and progressive academic environment at the outset of an architecture faculty career. In addition to a competitive teaching salary for the 2018-19 academic year, the fellowship provides a separate fund to support the production of an original design research project to be exhibited during the Spring 2019 semester.

Interior Design Program Director (Job #998024)
Program Director for its Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design (B.A.). The successful candidate will help formulate and implement an ambitious vision for 21st century interior design education. As an integral member of the CAED’s leadership team and through creative collaboration with faculty, the successful candidate will be instrumental in the start-up of a new Master’s of Interior Architecture program. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of effective academic leadership along with exceptional teaching in Interior Design and research and/or creative work.

Interior Design (Job #997943)
A tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Interior Design program with expertise in design and one of the following areas: lighting, architectural acoustics environmental behavior, design theory or history of interiors. Other fields of interest or research expertise may also be considered. The Interior Design Program is dedicated to design and the understanding, development, and improvement of the physical environment. The CAED will soon add a Master’s of Interior Architecture and is dedicated to realizing this vision through design education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing profession and world.

Health Care Design Coordinator (Job #998029)
The Coordinator and Elliot Professor in the Health Care Design is responsible for both a master degree program and graduate certificate program located in Kent, Ohio. This position may be either non-tenure track or tenure track based on experience, qualifications and/or trajectory. The position will include both teaching and administrative duties. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide and direct the new Master of Health Care Design degree program that blends architectural design with health care understanding, developed in collaboration with the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health.

Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design
The CAED’s distinguished faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and established programs in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Interior Design, Construction Management, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Health Care Design, and Architecture and Environmental Design offer numerous cross-disciplinary research opportunities and maintain close relationships with regional industries and design practitioners. Resources include a new state of the art Fabrication Lab and other digital design assets, unique international study opportunities; a progressive extra-curricular lecture and exhibition series, and campus partnerships with other units including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aeronautics and Engineering, and the highly regarded School of Art, The Fashion School, School of Visual Communication Design, and Liquid Crystal Institute.

The CAED is instrumental in the University’s growing emphasis on Design Innovation. Its 32 full-time faculty and administrators and over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students now occupy three exciting locations: the spectacular new 107,000 sq. ft. Center for Architecture and Environmental Design designed by Weiss/Manfredi on the edge of downtown Kent; the recently renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Playhouse Square; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is a ranked public research university with high-research activity in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas. These include recent buildings and landscapes designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, James Corner, Frank Gehry, Farshid Moussavi, Laurie Olin, Stanley Saitowitz and Rafael Viñoly.

Additional Information
Salaries are competitive and start-up funds for tenure track positions are offered. Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: and complete the online academic data form. Any questions may be sent to: Connie Simms, Administrative Assistant to the search committee, Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 S. Lincoln St., Kent, OH 44242, or to the Chair of the Search Committee listed in the advertisement or job posting.

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