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Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Architecture + Health

Clemson University
Architecture + Health Program
School of Architecture
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities

Title: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Architecture + Health 


Clemson University’s School of Architecture seeks applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Architecture with a focus in Architecture + Health beginning August 15, 2022. 

Candidates with strong leadership and collaboration skills along with a passion for teaching, the design of healthcare settings and healthy environments at all scales, and interdisciplinary research and scholarship at the intersection of architecture and health are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Successful candidates will teach core courses within the Architecture + Health curriculum and will be expected to satisfy expectations for high performance in research and teaching, as well as service contributions to the Profession, Program, and School at large. The successful candidate will teach or team-teach a graduate design studio in Architecture + Health each semester, and a 3-credit seminar each semester within the Architecture + Health curricula. 

The School of Architecture offers a separately accredited NAAB Master of Architecture with a concentration in Architecture + Health, as well as a Master of Science with a concentration in Architecture + Health. The Architecture + Health program was established in 1968 and is widely recognized in the US as the most comprehensive and consistent program with a focus at the intersection of Architecture and Health. The A+H program regularly accepts 8 M.Arch + Health students annually into its two and three-year tracks, with an average overall enrollment of 20+ M.Arch and MS students in a vertically organized studio that also includes Ph.D. students and faculty in its Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing. Design Intelligence Quarterly regularly ranks Clemson as one of the Most Admired Architecture programs in the country. Additional information about the Clemson Architecture + Health Program may be found at:


The Architecture + Health Program is one of five programs in the School of Architecture including architecture, landscape architecture, resilient urban design, and historic preservation. The School of Architecture is housed in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH). Graduate faculty in CAAH engage in the delivery of a cross-disciplinary Ph.D. program on built environments that includes a focus area in Health and the Built Environment. The School of Architecture is actively committed to pursuing diversity in our academic community and promoting opportunities for faculty and students from under-represented backgrounds. For additional information about the School of Architecture, visit http://www.clemson.edu/caah/departments/architecture/index.html

Clemson University is classified as a Carnegie R1 University and is highly ranked across all categories for its commitment to quality teaching and community engagement. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the land grant institution of South Carolina with more than 22,000 students in over 200-degree programs. Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, the City of Clemson provides a small college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/ 

Required qualifications include holding a terminal degree in Architecture with either a Master of Architecture or a Bachelor's of Architecture plus a Ph.D. Candidates must be licensed Architects in the U.S. or possess the qualifications and experience to become licensed in the U.S. within three years and with professional practice experience in the design of healthcare environments.

Preferred qualifications include being either board certified for the practice of healthcare architecture by the American College of Healthcare Architects or qualified for ACHA certification within five years. Candidates should ideally also possess a minimum of three years of work experience in the design of health-related or healthcare architecture including planning, design, predesign, and/or programming services. Prior academic experience is desired, or equivalent demonstrated professional experience in mentorship, collaboration, and ability as follows:
  • To contribute to and collaborate on evidence-based research within the Center for Health Facility Design and Testing at Clemson.
  • To collaborate in research, scholarship and teaching at the graduate level within the larger School of Architecture and across disciplines at Clemson.
  • Theoretical and/or practical knowledge of sustainable design, urban design and/or healthy community design principles and practices.
  • EDAC, LEED or WELL credentials. 
We are looking for candidates with expertise to teach and conduct collaborative research in one or more of the following areas:
  • Graduate-level design studios in Architecture + Health
  • Architecture programming and pre-design
  • Health facilities planning and design
  • Urban design and healthy community design
  • Sustainable, resilient, and healthy building practices

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in digital format: 
  1. Letter of interest (maximum two pages), that outlines teaching, research/scholarship, and service objectives related to the position.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A portfolio of teaching, research/scholarship/creative activities, and professional work as applicable. File size should not exceed 50 MB. Content that aligns with the five subject areas cited above is encouraged.; and
  4. Names and contact information of three references (one page)

Candidates should apply via the Clemson University Interfolio system at: http://apply.interfolio.com/97517
For full consideration, applications must be received by December 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and appointment at the assistant or associate professor level.

For more information contact: 
David Allison FAIA, FACHA, Director and Professor of Architecture + Health
Phone: 864-653-0355
Email: adavid@clemson.edu
Clemson University: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities: School of Architecture, Clemson, SC