School of Architecture


Advanced Materials for Sustainable Buildings


Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability


The Architecture Section of the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University is seeking candidates at the Assistant or Associate level for a tenure track position in architecture.  The position will include general instructional duties at all levels of the curriculum, but candidates should have a particular interest in issues of architectural sustainability:  history, theory, applications, or research.  The position will begin in August 2016.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Within an award-winning facility, the Knowlton School of Architecture fosters a unique environment for innovative design research and critical inquiry. The School, housed within the College of Engineering, enjoys the benefits of a large research institution including collaborative relationships with the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design.  The KSA is comprised of three Sections: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City and Regional Planning.  Architecture has approximately 300 students, 14 full-time and 20 auxiliary faculty members. 

The regional base of the School is complemented by a broad global agenda, evidenced by international programs and initiatives. Augmenting the intellectual environment of the Section are the Baumer Visiting Professorships, LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, and outstanding lecture and exhibition series.  Publications include Source Books and PRAXIS.  The region’s many cities provide a convenient variety of research opportunities for much of the School’s scholarship and design studios.  The Ohio State University is situated in Columbus, Ohio, the prosperous center of a diverse population of nearly 2 million people, which offers a wide variety of cultural opportunities, good schools, and pleasant neighborhoods.


The Architecture Section seeks candidates who demonstrate promise of significant contribution to design research and scholarship and a productive enthusiasm for teaching. Responsibilities would include design studios, core courses, and seminars in areas of the candidate’s research interests.

Applicants must have a Master of Architecture degree or PhD and professional and/or teaching experience.  Preferred qualifications include; evidence of significant research/creative work and the ability to develop and teach courses which emphasize core skills and specialties in architectural design.

Application Instructions

To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 10-20 page portfolio, a one page statement describing teaching goals and strategies, and list of three references to the address below.  Electronic submittals are encouraged. Review of applicants will begin January 1, 2016.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Candidates should contact Doug Sershen at to receive a password and submit their applications electronically in pdf format. Materials should include a letter of interest, a one page description of range of research interests, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of creative work/scholarship (10-20 pages maximum), and the names and contact information of three references.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.