Visiting Assistant Professor

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Position Summary

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), invites candidates to serve as the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow. The Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship is a one-year visiting faculty position at the University at Buffalo. In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, this fellowship is intended to support the research and creative activity of emerging scholars and design practitioners.

Primary roles and responsibilities:
• Teach a design studio and an elective course each semester for the duration of the one-year fellowship;
• Design a research and/or design project that draws connections to Peter Reyner Banham’s work;
• Provides students with appropriate learning materials and expertise in assigned subjects;
• Evaluates students’ performance and provide effective feedback to guide student learning and success
• Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative environment;
• Deliver a public lecture and/or prepare an exhibition that culminates the research, teaching, and/or creative work conducted while in residence at the school.

About the School:
The University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning is the only school of architecture and planning within the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system. Embedded in our urban contexts here and around the world, we are architecture and planning hands on, full scale, all in. As a community of thought leaders and aspiring architects and urban planners, we think and act on the edge of knowledge and practice, guided by a culture of experimentation, a core belief in learning by doing, and a spirit of public service and inclusion. We prove every day that design and planning are agents of change for community, place, culture, social justice and the natural world.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Professional degree in architecture from an accredited program of architecture (B.Arch, M.Arch, or equivalent)

Preferred Qualifications

Those with advanced degrees in architecture are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with previous studio teaching experience and/or experience in professional practice.

Physical Demands Type Full-Time Campus All Campuses Posting Alerts Special Instructions Summary

Application should include:
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (1,500 words maximum, outlining an emerging research agenda, and describing the project that will be developed as part of the fellowship in tandem with a pedagogical agenda), portfolio of creative work, contact information for three references. It is also suggested that you include two (2) sample course syllabi of potential research seminars.

Additional Information

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