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Open Rank Faculty Position in Urbanism / Urban Design

University of Southern California School of Architecture
Published
January 28, 2018
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The University of Southern California School of Architecture invites applications for faculty position(s) in urbanism / urban design—full-time faculty position(s) at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The appointment is expected to begin August 2018.

Candidates must have a strong record of recognized accomplishment in their field(s) and an active research/creative work profile that addresses contemporary needs within architecture and related fields. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates should include evidence of notable accomplishments in design and research to date and evidence of effective teaching.

The School seeks a faculty member who will bring unique perspectives—through his/her research, creative work and teaching—to the School on contemporary issues in urbanism and urban design. Candidates should have an established record or demonstrate exceptional promise of innovation in scholarship and/or creative work focused on urbanism / urban design and situated within the complexity of global cities with diverse populations and challenges.

The University of Southern California is an internationally recognized research university located at the center of a dynamic Los Angeles. USC established architecture as an academic discipline within its College of Liberal Arts in 1914. By 1919, the University had established a Department of Art and Architecture under the leadership of Arthur Weatherhead and had begun to graduate such renowned alumni as Paul R. Williams (the 1st African-American member of the American Institute of Architects). By 1925, a stand-alone School of Architecture was established, and a full professional Bachelor of Architecture curriculum was put in place in 1928. The first of several Master of Architecture programs was approved in 1932. The USC School of Architecture ranks as one of the top ten architecture schools in the United States with two Pritzker Prize-winning alumni, Frank Gehry ‘54 and Thom Mayne ’69.

USC particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Contact uschr@usc.edu for further information.

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