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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor, Architectural Studies - Tenure Track
Department of Art and Architectural Studies

The Department of Art and Architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department offers a non-professional, interdisciplinary, liberal arts major in architectural studies with curricular emphasis on conceptual thinking through making and regard for the design process as a method of inquiry grounded in tectonic and material-driven creative practices. Advanced studios, Honors Projects, and Independent Studies in the architectural studies program offer students opportunities to explore specific fields of design including small structure design, design-build, site-based design, community-based design, or industrial design. The ideal candidate will have a broad sensibility toward design as a field of interdisciplinary inquiry and experience teaching introductory design to students new to design studio and the design process, within the fine and applied arts context of our department. This faculty member will teach 5 courses per year in the areas of introductory two- and three-dimensional design, portfolio design, advanced design, and/or history/theory, reflective of the candidate's specific training; develop and teach additional courses in his or her area of expertise; advise students in the Architectural Studies Program; serve on appropriate program and campus-wide committees; and have an opportunity to participate in the Colleges' general education, interdisciplinary, and study abroad programs. For more information about the program, see: http://www.hws.edu/academics/architecture/

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants must have a M.Arch. or equivalent degree. Applicants must have teaching experience and demonstrated potential for achievement in their field. Completed applications must include a current CV plus a focused folio of no more than fifteen pages representing: a) statement of interest, b) teaching philosophy; c) examples of current scholarly research and/or critical practice, as well as future scholarly directions; and d) examples of student work completed under the direction of the applicant. The application must also include names, with mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, of at least three references to be contacted by the search committee. None of the above materials will be returned. The applicant should be ready to provide, on short notice, a complete portfolio of work upon request, including course syllabi and additional examples of scholarship/creative and student work. Send completed applications to:

Stanley Mathews, Chair of Architectural Studies
Department of Art and Architecture
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY  14456
EOE

Committee will begin reviewing applications after November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype during December.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.