Announcement: Visiting Faculty Fellowships in Design for Spatial Justice

The University of Oregon in Eugene and Portland, Oregon invites applications for Visiting Faculty Fellowships in Design for Spatial Justice at the rank of assistant, associate, full, or professor of practice in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and historic preservation in the School of Architecture & Environment in the College of Design. The School of Architecture & Environment will award up to six faculty fellowships in design/research and teaching for durations of two terms to three years, to start as early as September 2021. Each fellow will be expected to teach one or two courses per quarter (five courses per year) and to contribute to scholarship and public programming.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are interested in advancing questions in spatial justice at the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, indigenousness, sexuality, and economic inequality and who will work in teaching and scholarship in a wide and innovative variety of design/research methods at all scales. Such methods might include but are not limited to: traditional modes of scholarship, design, design research and creative practice; emerging technologies, design media and fabrication; design and design/build; and community engagement, social practice, or critical spatial practice. We are particularly interested in candidates who will teach innovative design studios, subject area courses, and seminar courses in any of the following areas: interior environments, accessibility, media, design processes, architectural technology, cultural heritage and heritage conservation, inclusive urbanism, biocultural restoration, traditional ecological knowledge, feminist spatial practice, design computation, integrated design, ecological justice, climate change resilience, habitats/housing, human-centered design, urbanism and/or land use, and materials and methods.

To build our shared capacity to take intellectual risks and to advance knowledge, we are dedicated to building a community that fully includes students, designers, and scholars whose excellence depends on the breadth of their experiences and perspectives and who are committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities including but not limited to women, ethnic and racial minorities, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

To apply:

Minimum Requirements

Assistant Professor
• A terminal degree in a relevant discipline • Previous teaching and/or practice

Associate Professor
• A terminal degree in a relevant discipline
• 6 years of experience post terminal degree OR • Same rank held at another university

• A terminal degree in a relevant discipline
• 12 years of experience post terminal degree OR • Same rank held at another university

Professor of Practice
• A degree in a relevant discipline or a comparable combination of coursework and professional experience
• Significant professional experience in a relevant field

Professional Competencies

• Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively and facilitate student learning
• Ability to communicate how issues of justice and equity impact theoretical approaches to relevant disciplines and professional practice
• Ability to conduct independent, high-quality scholarship or creative practice

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced or terminal degree in Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or Historic Preservation
• Excellent record of scholarly, creative, or other professional accomplishment in one of these fields

To apply: