The School of Design and Construction (SDC) provides a vital academic and research culture where students and faculty engage in complicated issues and envision creative design solutions addressing the unique problems of our time. We seek forward-thinking candidates with the vision, passion, and expertise to advance the field and inspire future leaders. Applicants should be student-centered, collaborative, and technologically and professionally competent.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach design studios, conduct seminars and/or lecture courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the architecture program and across the allied disciplines, and conduct research in one or more key research areas within the SDC. Those with multidisciplinary research and teaching interests are encouraged to apply.
The SDC is comprised of accredited academic degree programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and a collaborative degree in Construction Engineering with the Department of Civil Engineering. The School is committed to being the premier destination for integrated design and construction education in the nation. The collaborative make-up of the School enables faculty to work with students from different disciplines in an integrated environment with the goal of promoting and increasing effectiveness within the professions. Integrative and collaborative opportunities for both teaching and research also extend throughout the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (and beyond).
The SDC is within the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. The VCEA is focused on creating a sustainable future through breakthroughs in renewable energy, sustainable design, and reliable and clean electricity; preserving the environment; engineering for health; and educating tomorrow’s innovators to address the challenges of the future. It is also committed to offering the best undergraduate and graduate experience and immersing students in a world-class research environment that offers hands-on opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. To learn more about VCEA, please visit the college website.
Pullman is a college-town nestled in rolling agricultural lands known as the Palouse. Located eighty miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from scenic mountains, valleys and canyons that offer a wide range of outdoor activities. Spokane has many design and construction companies and firms including the newly minted Katerra and Vaagen Timbers mass timber manufacturing facilities. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hubs of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho. Pullman offers a true four-season climate, a high quality of life and an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children. To learn more about the Pullman community, please visit the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.
Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 2019 with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2020. A complete application must include: a curriculum vitae; a cover letter articulating the candidate’s interest in the position, research statement, teaching philosophy, qualifications, and pertinent experience (4 page max); the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references; a required portfolio of creative work to include personal and/or professional examples AND an optional teaching portfolio including course materials and student outcomes (25 page max). Provide precise description of your role and responsibilities for all work included. View the Human Resources website for detailed position description and information regarding competitive benefits available.