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Adjunct Faculty of Architecture

Architecture / Construction / Planning, Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies


Adjunct Faculty of Architecture

  • 524155
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Dean - Architecture
  • Architecture / Construction / Planning
  • Instructional / Teaching Faculty
  • Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies
  • Hourly Wage/Part-Time
  • Virginia Tech University

The Virginia Tech School of Architecture based in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, seeks applicants for adjunct faculty positions in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to design as it influences many scales across the built environment, addresses the health and wellbeing of people and populations, and impacts ecosystems. The selected candidates will teach an architecture lab at an undergraduate or graduate level.

The architecture programs at Virginia Tech emphasize experimentation, cross-disciplinary viewpoints, and hands-on learning to develop future design professionals able to think systemically, integrate diverse ideas, and adapt to a constantly changing environment, all the while building a firm foundation in the cultural and physical dimensions of design, urban design, history, theory, building sciences, and practice.

We are on a quest to build a program that accelerates University education towards practices accessible to everyone, that proactively make meaningful impacts and contributions to social justice and our shared environment by design, and that bring beauty and delight to our everyday lives. As a large program, we have a responsibility and opportunity to make a difference in the architecture profession.
We are looking for people who are committed to diversifying the profession, willing to contribute their experiences to enrich the campus community life, and who want to work with us to design an architectural education that will prepare our students to be active contributors in making the world a better place for everyone.

The primary responsibility of this position is to teach a design laboratory, with approximately thirteen (13) contact hours each week. All faculty are expected to participate in the school's life by attending lectures, special events, reviewing student work, and attending faculty meetings. In addition, they will contribute to ongoing program dialogues concerning contemporary architectural education and practice.

The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturalism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to continually and proactively engage in these processes for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college, and the communities around the world we aim to serve.

Required Qualifications

  • A terminal degree in architecture by the start date of the position.
  • Proven ability and successes in communicating ideas important to design through both representation and words.
  • Established studio
  •  teaching experience in architecture.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of publishing or exhibition in the field.
  • Establishing and documenting cross-cultural and/or cross-disciplinary work.
  • Involvement in community events and activities.
  • Work experience in the field of design.

Appointment Type: Restricted

Salary Information: Salary range of $7,800 per 3-credit course, up to $15,000 for lab courses

Additional Information

Complete applications will include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of the candidate’s approach to teaching, professional practice, and service
  • A personal diversity statement addressing how your practice, teaching, and/or service has prepared you to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education
  • A cover letter
  • The names and contact information for three current references as attachments to the online application
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

    About Virginia Tech

    Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

    Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact Julie Weaver at juliew19@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

    Applications close: when position is filled


    Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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