The University of Oregon in Eugene and Portland, Oregon invites applications for Visiting Faculty Fellowships in Design for Spatial Justice at the rank of assistant, associate, full, or distinguished visiting professor or professor of practice in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and historic preservation in the School of Architecture and Environment in the College of Design. The School of Architecture and Environment will award approximately six faculty fellowships in design/research and teaching for durations of two terms to three years, to start as early as September 2019.
The School of Architecture and Environment at the University of Oregon acknowledges that professional schools of design and design pedagogy in North America have historically disproportionately excluded cultural perspectives outside of European and colonial traditions. The School of Architecture and Environment seeks to participate in remedying these exclusions by recruiting visiting faculty who will use teaching, research and/or design to expand understanding of environmental, social, and spatial justice in design, who will engage communities within and outside of the institution in their research and teaching, and whose scholarship is enriched by their lived experience.
We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are interested in advancing questions in spatial justice at the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, indigenousness, sexuality, and economic inequality and who will work in a wide and innovative variety of design/research methods at all scales. Such methods might include but are not limited to: traditional modes of scholarship, design, design research and creative practice; emerging technologies, media and fabrication; design and design/build; and community engagement, social practice, or critical spatial practice. We are particularly interested in candidates who will teach innovative design studios, subject area courses, and seminar courses in any of the following areas: media, design processes, architectural technology, cultural heritage and heritage conservation, inclusive urbanism, feminist spatial practice, design computation, integrated design, habitats/housing, human-centered design, urbanism and/or land use, and materials and methods.
To build our shared capacity to take intellectual risks and to advance knowledge, we are dedicated to building a community that fully includes students, designers, and scholars whose excellence depends on the breadth of their experiences and perspectives and who are committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities including but not limited to women, ethnic and racial minorities, LGBTQs, veterans, and people with disabilities.