Employment at RSA


Rice School of Architecture, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications and nominations for two open rank faculty appointments, with a preference for the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. These positions are available beginning fall 2016. Download a PDF of this listing here.

History/Theory track

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree and be qualified to teach history/theory lecture courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as advanced seminars. There will be a preference for candidates that also hold a B. Arch. or M. Arch. degree, who can participate actively in design reviews or potentially teach design studios. For more information visit the official application site here.

Design track

Candidates should hold, at a minimum, a Master of Architecture degree or its equivalent and be qualified to conduct design studios, lecture courses, and seminars at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school is particularly interested in candidates with a clear design/ research/ intellectual line of inquiry.  For more information visit the official application site here.

Degree requirements must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. Prior teaching and professional experience, and a record of scholarly work are desirable. The deadline for applications is January 4th, 2016. 

Applications for either position must include (1) cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a focused selection of work highlighting your design/research (up to 10 pages, 50MB maximum), (4) a statement of research interest, (5) syllabi of previously taught courses or abstracts of possible courses, and contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a full portfolio at a later date.  

Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in admissions, educational programs, or employment.

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