TEACHING JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Faculty Positions
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    Adjunct Lecturer in Building Enclosure Technology

    The USC School of Architecture invites applicants for adjunct faculty positions in high-performance building enclosures. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach technical seminars about a full range of façade topic areas including design, history, processes and computation in context with contemporary carbon reduction and climate resilience goals. Candidates should have expertise in building performance metrics involving thermal, daylighting, solar control, moisture, acoustic and other facade design issues as well as an understanding of key integration issues associated with facades and building perimeter zones in regard to indoor environmental quality and building systems. The courses in the facades program are not design studios but are traditional classroom lecture courses.


    USC reserves the “adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.


    Qualifications: A Master of Building Science degree or equivalent degree is required. Preference is given to candidates with a proven track record of research and or related professional work or prior teaching experience at recognized schools of architecture, and experience with a variety of building enclosure types and building types. 


    Applicants will be asked to submit a CV, cover letter, 3-5 references with contact information, and selected work samples (portfolio/publications; 10 MB max).


    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university and school’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy to apply. We encourage all applicants to address in their cover letter their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, incorporating diverse perspectives and bringing issues of inequity and justice into the classroom.


    The USC School of Architecture is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff who embody the School's ethos of being courageous, committed and connected in seeking to answer the call for social and racial equity. Our community pledges to be accountable to ensure progress in developing and creating a diverse community, maintaining an inclusive spirit, and embedding into our core enterprise—teaching, learning, researching and creating—innovative and diverse intellectual interventions that expand our collective sense of purpose and belonging.


    Apply through the USC Careers website. Position may be found by searching for REQ20105874.

     
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    Adjunct Lecturer in Building Performance Simulation

    The USC School of Architecture invites applicants for adjunct faculty positions in building performance simulation. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to apply performance-based design concepts and software simulation tools (e.g. Rhino+Ladybug Tools, EnergyPlus, Radiance, IES VE, custom scripting) in the process of building design, with an emphasis on environmentally responsive design strategies and climate resilience.  

     

    USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

     

    Qualifications: A Master of Building Science degree or equivalent degree is required. Preference is given to candidates with a proven track record of research and or related professional work, prior teaching experience at recognized schools of architecture, experience with a variety of simulation workflows, and experience with projects addressing the critical need for resource-efficient housing and/or serving the needs of communities most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.  

     

    Applicants will be asked to submit a CV, cover letter, 3-5 references with contact information, and selected work samples (portfolio/publications; 10 MB max).

     

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university and school’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy to apply. We encourage all applicants to address in their cover letter their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, incorporating diverse perspectives and bringing issues of inequity and justice into the classroom. 

     

    Apply through the USC Careers website. Position may be found by searching for REQ20102474.

     
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    Adjunct Faculty in Landscape Architecture Design

    The School of Architecture seeks a landscape architect and/or landscape scholar with design teaching experience to lead a research seminar in the Fall and design-research studio in the Spring (ARCH 698a/b) on a topic of critical concern. As the capstone project for final year MLA students, ideal candidates should have a strong investment and track record (i.e. expertise) in the proposed area of investigation. Research topics related to urbanism, climate change (with a particular interest in wildfire), environmental and spatial justice, etc. should be broad enough for students to pursue their own passions while guided by an overarching research question. New disciplinary knowledge and innovative landscape strategies should be the expected outcome, with a culminating studio publication. 


    USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

     

    Requirements

    Candidates should have at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture, preferably a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) or PhD.  The program is looking for candidates with a strong research agenda, experience teaching in a design studio and strong academic integrity. Please include topical proposals for design-research in the cover letter. While global considerations are encouraged, primary geographies of focus should be accessible within COVID limits and guidelines.

    The position is a year-long appointment with a research seminar in the Fall (sets up the research question, methodology, geographies and develops references to support the design-research studio in the Spring) and a design-studio in the Spring. 

    Application Materials

    Cover letter with topical proposals

    CV with any relevant links to research/design

    3-5 references with contact information

     

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university and school’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy to apply. We encourage all applicants to address in their cover letter their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, incorporating diverse perspectives and bringing issues of inequity and justice into the classroom. 

     

    Apply through the USC Careers website. Position may be found by searching for REQ20102466.

     
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    Adjunct Faculty in Landscape Architecture Media + Technology

    The School of Architecture seeks an experienced landscape designer to teach ARCH 639: Parametric modeling and simulation in Landscape Architecture, our required advanced landscape modeling and computation course (“Dynamic Systems”). The course should expose students to the computational capacities of parametric software to analyze, generate, and represent both existing and emergent landscape systems. The ideal candidate will be able to instruct students how to use Rhino3D Grasshopper and other software tools to model, parse, and visualize both fundamental and advanced landscape systems and topologies. The class should also introduce students to simulations of dynamic landscape processes. 


    USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

     

    Requirements

    Candidates should have a professional degree in Landscape Architecture (if an allied field such as Architecture then the candidate should be able to demonstrate landscape computational experience). Design sheets or condensed portfolio with initial application materials recommended. 

     

    The position is a semester-long appointment starting in mid-August 2021. 

     

    Application Materials

    Cover Letter

    CV

    3-5 Design Sheets or 10 pg (max) portfolio (or link to design/research)

    3-5 references with contact information

     

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university and school’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy to apply. We encourage all applicants to address in their cover letter their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, incorporating diverse perspectives and bringing issues of inequity and justice into the classroom. 

     

    Apply through the USC Careers website. Position may be found by searching for REQ20102470.

     
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    Part-time Design Faculty

    The USC School of Architecture invites applicants for part-time faculty positions in architectural design. Candidates will be able to teach undergraduate and/or graduate-level architectural design studios and seminars ranging from core design studios to advanced research studios. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a teaching portfolio that explores critical disciplinary approaches to contemporary architectural design discourse with technological, social, and cultural relevance. Compensation and rank to be commensurate with experience. 


    Qualifications: A Master of Architecture degree or equivalent degree is required, and a minimum of 5 years of combined professional and teaching experience is preferred. Preference is given to candidates with a proven track record of publication/exhibition, prior teaching experience at recognized schools of architecture, and the ability to teach software, fabrication, media, or graphics.

     

    Applicants will be asked to submit a CV, cover letter, 3-5 references with contact information, and selected work samples (portfolio/publications; 10 MB max).

     

    Apply through the USC Careers website. Position may be found by searching for REQ20100419.

     
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    Part-time Lecturer in Parametric Design/Design Computation

    The USC School of Architecture invites applicants for part-time faculty positions in parametric design and design computation. Candidates will be able to teach undergraduate and/or graduate-level architectural technology & software seminars focused on design computation, parametric modeling, and data visualization, in particular with Grasshopper for Rhino3D. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the application of parametric thinking in both architectural pedagogy and design practice. Experience with is welcomed, but not required.  


    Qualifications: A Master of Architecture degree or equivalent degree is required. Preference is given to candidates with a proven track record of publication/exhibition, prior teaching experience at recognized schools of architecture, and the ability to teach digital and robotic fabrication processes.

     

    Applicants will be asked to submit a CV, cover letter, 3-5 references with contact information, and selected work samples (portfolio/publications; 10 MB max).

     

    Apply through the USC Careers website. Position may be found by searching for REQ 20100425.

     
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    Part-time History-Theory Faculty

    The USC School of Architecture invites applicants for part-time faculty positions in architectural history and theory. Candidates will be able to lead seminar-style discussion sections for undergraduate and/or graduate-level lectures in modern architectural history and theory. Candidates would preferably be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in architectural history or a related field or already hold a Ph.D. Compensation and rank to be commensurate with experience. 

     

    Qualifications: A graduate degree in architectural history or a related field is required. Progress toward a Ph.D., and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience is preferred. 

     

    Applicants will be asked to submit a CV, cover letter, 3-5 references with contact information, and selected work samples (portfolio/publications; 10 MB max).

     

    Apply through the USC Careers website. Position may be found by searching for REQ20100856.

     

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