Job ID: 197479

Assistant Professor in Architecture (Tenure Track)-Advanced Studio and Building Systems

University of Hawaii

  • Oct. 20, 2022
  • Assistant Professor in Architecture (Tenure Track)-Advanced Studio and Building Systems
  • School of Architecture
  • University of Hawaii
    Honolulu, HI
  • 12/8/2022 and will continue until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Manoa) seeks a dynamic and accomplished faculty member in architecture, with expertise in designing sustainable, resilient, healthy buildings, and urban environments. The school seeks candidates who can demonstrate current, advanced scholarship and design inquiry that exhibits an in-depth understanding of the architecture discipline and integration of advanced materials, methods, tectonics, and systems; as well as strong teaching abilities and demonstrated effectiveness in studio instruction with an emphasis on upper level undergraduate and graduate level teaching. Candidates should have the ability for and interest in coordinating studio sections at either the undergraduate or graduate levels and assisting with the school’s Practicum program. This appointment will begin in Fall 2023 and will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The School of Architecture offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) degree, a professional Master of Landscape Architecture degree (MLA), a professional Master of Architecture (MArch), and a NAAB-accredited professional Doctor of Architecture (DArch) degree. It provides an unique institutional context recognized for its Asia-Pacific, Hawai'i, and urban ecological design research, emphasizing the distinct social and environmental requirements and technical challenges of tropical environments. The school and university embrace a collaborative, integrated approach to improving built environments to advance its strong commitment to design excellence, sustainability, and applied research.

Focused on ecological and social responsibility by design, the School of Architecture's programs aim to enable its graduates to make essential professional contributions needed to maintain and enhance beautiful, resilient, and healthy environments in Hawai'i, Asia-Pacific, and global contexts. Hawai'i, with its rich natural and cultural history and manifold environmental and social challenges, provides a unique place of learning and opportunity for cutting-edge architectural research, teaching, and practice. The school is situated at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, the flagship campus of the 10-campus University system which is designated a Carnegie Rl ("Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity") university. Ample opportunities exist for robust interdisciplinary research collaboration with faculty from Engineering, Natural Sciences, Urban Planning, and other disciplines. The School of Architecture places emphasis on both theory and practice among its strategic priorities, which address regional and tropical issues as instructive models for complex global problems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor includes responsibilities for teaching, research, creative work, thesis advising and service. The School of Architecture seeks candidates who can help advance and strengthen the curriculum and focus of the BEnvD, MLA, MArch, and DArch programs. Within the required specialization in architecture, desired expertise includes but is not limited to design research, professional and critical practice of architecture in the urban context, and design for healthy, livable, and resilient built environments. The school seeks candidates who will complement the skills of the faculty at the School of Architecture and provide research and teaching integrating advanced application of building materials, systems, and technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a minimum of a professional Master of Architecture (MArch) degree. Additionally, before application for tenure, documentation of a professional license to practice architecture is required of candidates who do not hold a PhD. Applicants must demonstrate excellent design, communication, and collaboration skills; the ability to maintain a vigorous program of research and/or creative work; the potential to advance their discipline(s); a commitment to applied design inquiry and impact, and a strong record of demonstrated teaching excellence.

Desired Qualifications:

The school especially welcomes candidates with additional professional or post-professional degree(s) in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, or urban design, and/or a PhD in architecture or related built environment discipline from an established doctoral program. Other additional non-built environment degrees that advance the goals of our program are also welcome. Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of teaching experience and a body of peer-reviewed built or creative work and scholarship in areas relevant to architecture and urban ecological design with a focus on the integration of advanced techniques in comprehensive building design. Experience with studio coordination and curriculum alignment is welcome. Experience and aptitude for administrative academic service is welcome. Experience developing undergraduate and graduate capstone studios and other integrated curricula that connects practice to education are also welcome.

Salary range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Electronic applications only to and search for Architecture Professor. Click on Job Title for the position (Job Number 2022-01593). Required documents include:  
   1. Cover letter summarizing interest and qualifications for the position.
   2. Current curriculum vitae including a statement of teaching philosophy.
   3. Samples of research or creative projects (a single pdf file with a maximum of 20 single-sided pages).
   4. Names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.
   5. Transcript(s) showing degree and coursework appropriate to the position (original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire).
Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding the search should be directed to search committee chair Cathi Ho Schar at

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Contact Information

  • Cathi Ho Schar
    School of Architecture
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2410 Campus Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822

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