Rice Architecture invites applications and nominations for a visiting scholar in technology. The selected finalist will bring expertise in building technology and contribute through research and teaching in the areas of either environment/energy or materials/construction. At Rice Architecture, technology is viewed as a catalyst for explorations that advance research while connecting inward and extrapolating outward the potentials of architecture.
The relationship between scholarship and practice is vital, as is the expectation to produce research and creative work of the highest caliber. Applicants should bring a distinct voice, present a clear line of inquiry, participate in the collective conversation of the faculty, and contribute to the advancement of the field of architecture more broadly. The selected finalist will teach three courses in the building technology curriculum—in the areas of materials, construction, building physics, energy or environment— teaching both foundational and advanced courses. To that end, an ability to bridge the quantitative and intellectual is indispensable, as is the capacity to work across scales from the building to the urban and larger environment.
This is a two-year appointment beginning fall 2023. We especially encourage applications from historically underrepresented voices, and whose work and lived experiences will expand our conversations, perspectives, and practices. Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
Eligibility, application requirements, and the link to apply can be found at https://arch.rice.edu/school/employment.
Located in Houston, the fourth-largest and most diverse city in the US, Rice University draws upon the city’s world-class context of arts, culture, and industry. Rice Architecture’s position within a top-tier research university allows us to draw extensively from other disciplines to forge new territories of speculative practice and collaboration, particularly in Rice’s environmental studies program. Additional information about Rice Architecture can be found at http://arch.rice.edu.
Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in admissions, educational programs, or employment.
Rice Architecture is a nimble and well-resourced school that promotes the interrelationship of practice and scholarship. We are committed to supporting and advancing the voices of architects in academia and producing research and creative practice at the highest level.