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Montana State University Assistant Professor of Architecture (Position 2) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 24130

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Michael Everts


Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor of Architecture (Position 2)

Brief Position Overview

The School of Architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2024. We seek candidates with a wide range of architectural design and professional experience and a body of built work, design research, and scholarship to teach architectural design studios, lecture, and seminar courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 4A5218

Department Architecture

Division College of Arts & Architecture

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

We are seeking candidates with a solid entrepreneurial and collaborative design ability to contribute to the innovation and practice of architecture. Candidates are expected to be able to introduce students to the sociological complexity of urban/rural environments and develop their skills for conceptualizing architecture within a range of contexts, from Metropolitan areas to the towns of the Mountain West. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to extend the School’s community partnerships and exhibit promise in obtaining funding, preferably external. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of design studio (including community design projects) in addition to one or more courses such as history, theory, building construction, materials, computation, environmental systems, and/or practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds to succeed.

  • Teach on-campus in person.

  • Advise, evaluate, and assist students.

  • Innovative curriculum and/or course development.

  • Participate in faculty meetings and service assignments.

  • Meet regularly with, collaborating with, and supporting multi-section teaching and learning objectives.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • A terminal degree in architecture (MArch I/II, D Des, or PhD) or a related field (MS or PhD)

  • Professional architectural licensure ( NCARB recognized). Candidates with demonstrated progress toward registration will be considered. However, completion of registration is required before application for tenure.

Note: In exceptional circumstances, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate an equivalent combination of education and experience relevant to the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Four or more years of professional practice in the design of a variety of project types 2

  • Three or more years of professional teaching experience in higher education

  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary collaboration

  • Evidence of the ability to obtain external funding

  • Demonstrated expertise in architectural design

  • Scholarship in the field of design

  • The ability to teach advanced design studio, lecture, and seminar courses

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Will engage with undergraduate and graduate students while providing mentorship to a diverse student body.

  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and staff.

  • Possess excellent written, graphic, and oral communication skills.

  • Be skilled in utilizing innovative pedagogy that engages students in the learning process;

  • Have the potential to provide leadership and to assume responsibility for organizational and program activities.

  • Have dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

As a land-grant institution located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecological system and the Rocky Mountains, the School of Architecture and Montana State University are internationally recognized for research and creative activity drawn from the social, cultural, and environmental conditions of the western landscape.

The School of Architecture offers a four-year pre-professional undergraduate program leading to a one-and-a-half year professional Master of Architecture degree fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board ( NAAB ). The program has approximately 400 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. In addition, the school has a strong connection with alumni to help students transition into the profession,

We believe in broad engagement with the cultural and ecological context through architecture’s agency in the world. The School of Architecture empowers students to engage the complexities of social and ecological systems through creative, collaborative and ethical design of the built environment. We instill personal agency, self-reflection and environmental empathy to educate innovators who challenge and advance the design professions.

The College

The College of Arts & Architecture is home to distinctive academic programs within the Schools of Art, Architecture, Music and Film & Photography. Students enjoy close mentoring relationships with faculty through a curriculum that is rich in studio- and lab-based pedagogies. The College offers international and cultural travel opportunities for students in all majors and encourages internship experiences for many of its programs. The College hosts the only accredited architecture program in Montana and supports a unique, world-class graduate program in science and natural history filmmaking.

Graduates from the college enjoy successful careers in art, design, media production, photography, architecture, education, and music. They also apply the discipline-specific, creative problem-solving skills and work ethic established in their programs to career opportunities in areas outside the arts. The College is home to the internationally recognized Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and supports the Black Box Theatre as well as innovation and design spaces including the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning ( DSEL ) and the Community Design Center ( CDC ). For more information about the College of Arts and Architecture, visit our website:

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on March 25, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Applications will need to include:

  • A cover letter;

  • A current curriculum vita;

  • A teaching statement addressing how they apply their area of expertise in the classroom, (1 page maximum);

  • A statement describing research and/or creative activity in relationship to the job description, (1 page maximum);

  • A statement addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to be uploaded under Other, (1 page maximum);

  • A portfolio of work including research, professional practice, and teaching materials (20 pages maximum)

  • The names and contact information of three (3) references who will not be contacted without notification to the candidate

    Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: