The University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture is pleased to offer the bi-annual Cass Gilbert Design Fellowship, which seeks new to early-career candidates who are eager to engage the community in their teaching and scholarship and to make a lasting, high impact on students and the school as a whole. The School's primary objective is to select a candidate with expertise in emerging technologies who can infuse his/her exploration and knowledge into the undergraduate and graduate student learning experience in a design-focused capacity. The fellowship is an opportunity to integrate teaching and research within the candidate’s area of interest. Research support and a graduate research assistant will be provided to facilitate research development and dissemination. We seek inquisitive candidates who are well-grounded in the disciplinary specificity of architecture. This requires a fundamental understanding of design as a unique mode of thought within a broad context of contemporary issues.
The candidate's research agenda in emerging technology should complement or build on one or more of our existing strengths, for example: design-build and community engagement, virtual reality, digital fabrication, material assembly, advanced representation and visualization, and regenerative and resilient design. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups in architecture to enhance diversity, enrich learning, and foster innovations in teaching, research, and practice.
The School of Architecture, located within a multidisciplinary College of Design, is the academic hub of vibrant professional and research communities. Committed to a culturally sensitive, ecologically responsible and technologically rich vision of architecture, the school has a strong reputation in the areas of design and sustainability.
The Fellowship is a 100%-time, nine-month, annually renewable, contract faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment may be renewed for a second year, contingent on performance and funding. The anticipated start date is August 28, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Contribute to and support the mission of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution.
- Develop and teach courses to a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, using a variety of teaching methods to support different learning styles (with a typical course load of two classes per semester).
- Collaborate with faculty who represent a diversity of perspectives in the School, College, and across the University.
- Mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students.
- Participate in faculty governance, service, and public engagement.
- Propose a research agenda to be developed and disseminated during the fellowship period.