Website University of Detroit Mercy

Job ID
FU9999 -6130-1706

 

Position Classification
FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)

 

Position Summary
Detroit Mercy School of Architecture + Community Development (SACD) is seeking applicants interested in joining our talented and collegial faculty in a full-time Professor of Practice position primarily centered on our accredited Master of Architecture curriculum. This is a continuous employment, non-tenure track position with opportunities for promotion. Several areas of expertise will be considered. They include but are not limited to:

Public interest design/urban design with opportunities to connect and teach in our Master of Community Development program.
History/Theory in Architecture that looks to decolonize the traditions typically taught in architecture schools.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We expect candidates to have a forward-thinking perspective towards their expertise, and its role within our accredited curriculum. Successful candidates must hold a master’s degree or higher in architecture and must have some previous teaching experience, with evidence of expertise as described above. Based on the emphasis of this position, experience in professional and creative practice will be considered an asset. Licensure is desirable but is not required. Given SACD’s recent name change and aggressive approach to expanding our reach and influence, expertise or interest in engaging with our marketing needs will be also considered favorably.
 

Our School of Architecture & Community Development is the only accredited architecture program based in Detroit, and is internationally known for its long history of providing a social, economic and environmental justice-driven and student-centered educational approach. Our sources of pride include our expertise in public interest design and civic engagement. The School is also home to the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a professional practice with full-time staff supported by student employees providing design, planning, and community engagement services to the non-profit community using a “teaching-hospital” model for architects. SACD seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty as a reflection of university mission and our commitment to providing excellent, student-centered education for our diverse student body.

 

Requirements
  

Minimum Qualifications
A masters degree or higher in architecture or related field and must have some previous teaching experience, with evidence of expertise as described above.

 

Preferred Qualifications
Based on the emphasis of this position, experience in professional practice will be considered favorably. Design-build experience may also be an asset. Licensure is desirable but is not required. Given SACD’s recent name change and aggressive approach to expanding our reach and influence, expertise or interest in engaging with our marketing needs will be also considered favorably.

 

Physical Requirements
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.

 

Work Environment
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).

 

Salary/Pay Information
Commensurate with experience

 

Anticipated Schedule
TBD

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply by completing an application and uploading materials. Materials must include: 

(1) A letter explaining your interest in the position and the school;
(2) A curriculum vitae;

(3) Examples of work including both design and teaching experience (24 pages maximum);
(4) The names and contact information for three references. 

 

Please direct any questions about the position to the Dean of the School of Architecture & Community Development, Dan Pitera, FAIA at piteradw@udmercy.edu . Please copy Brigette Murphy-Barbee murphybr@udmercy.edu on all other email correspondence. 

 

For additional information about the School, visit our website: sacd.udmercy.edu. The School of Architecture & Community Development has recently completed a name change transition and is currently working through the corresponding graphic branding and identity update to its website.

 

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. 

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@udmercy.edu