University of Idaho, Associate Professor of Architecture; review of applications begins 20 December 2013

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Reference: JOB36746
Application deadline: CLOSED

Open for Recruitment: October 25, 2013 - December 20, 2013
Announcement #: 10000096761
Salary Range: Commensurate Upon Experience
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Location: Boise

This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

Materials Required:

  • Online Application (
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for 3 References and Relationship to Each
  • Portfolio

Associate Professor of Architecture - Full-time tenure-track

The University of Idaho Architecture Program seeks a progressive professional to participate in the leadership and development of its Urban Design Center in Boise, Idaho, as a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Associate Professor beginning August 2014. The Program seeks candidates prepared to provide leadership in interdisciplinary collaboration in their teaching and scholarship, particularly among architecture, planning, and landscape architecture. The ideal candidate is committed to transdisciplinary approaches to urban design addressing challenges facing emerging urban areas of the Intermountain West. The candidate will exemplify the values of professional practice through relationships with professional organizations, local and regional agencies, and others engaged in developing urban areas.

This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the local and regional professional community to better prepare our students for successful careers in our allied fields and beyond. We seek someone who demonstrates an understanding of the drivers of urban design, such as local culture, art, economics, sociopolitical issues, natural systems and resources, and architectural form. Candidates should be qualified to teach graduate architectural and urban design studios and seminars and to integrate their research and seminars into their studio teaching. Candidates should also have an interest in creative approaches to distance delivery between the Moscow and Boise campuses. In addition, all candidates are expected to be well versed in design and/or planning for sustainable buildings and communities and demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and graphic design communication skills.

The University of Idaho is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


  1. Administration of the Urban Design Center in Boise, Idaho;
  2. engagement with government agencies, design professionals, and the public in the greater Boise metropolitan area;
  3. teaching graduate design studios and seminars;
  4. engaging in scholarship, creative work, and/or critical architectural/urban design practice; and
  5. performing service through department, college, and university committees as well as service beyond the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Architecture or equivalent.
  • A strong record of urban design and/or architectural practice.
  • A strong record of teaching and research.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional registration.
  • Professional and/or post-professional degree in urban design or planning.
  • Experience of engagement with public agencies and community collaboration.
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • LEED accreditation.


The University of Idaho Architecture Program offers an accredited professional degree in architecture as a seamless Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture program and a post-professional Master of Science in Integrated Architecture and Design. The Architecture Program values design excellence centered in the poetic merging of the arts and technology. We value sustainability, social and cultural responsibility in design, and a collaborative, integrative working and creative learning environment. We envision regenerative and inclusive environments that inspire, support, and sustain all users. The main campus is located in Moscow, Idaho, with additional centers in Boise and Coeur d’Alene.

The Urban Design Center (UDC) in Boise, currently serving architecture and landscape architecture graduate students, is a growing program focusing on design solutions that range from bioregional to site and building scales. As the largest metropolitan area in Idaho, situated where the high desert meets the Rocky Mountains, Boise and the surrounding region offer an exemplary setting in which to engage in research and design of emerging urban centers. The UDC has established relationships with many of the local agencies as well as with research groups within the University of Idaho and at other academic institutions. The closely-related Integrated Design Lab (IDL) is an outreach and research program focused on high-performance buildings and energy efficiency. The IDL serves the Intermountain West design, engineering and construction community with energy efficiency research and education. The IDL comprises students and research staff in the disciplines of architecture, mechanical engineering, and building physics.

As an integral part of the College of Art and Architecture, the Architecture Program is enriched by its close affiliation with programs in Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Art and Design, and Virtual Technology and Design. The College is committed to interdisciplinary learning among disciplines within the College. It is also engaged in interdisciplinary programs beyond the College such as Bio-Regional Planning and Community Design and Environmental Science.


Review of materials will begin December 20, 2013 and continue until a suitable applicant pool is found. To apply, please complete the online application on the University of Idaho web site: and include the following:

  1. cover letter stating qualifications and teaching and practice/research objectives;
  2. current curriculum vitae;
  3. names, e-mail, and phone numbers of three references and your relationship to each; and
  4. portfolio of work (8 ½ x 11” max, in PDF format) including examples of student work and/or professional work.

Please address any questions to:

Associate Professor Matthew Brehm
Chair, Architecture Program Search Committee
College of Art & Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

Phone: 208.885.9503

Note: This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

For more information about our program, see

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.