Faculty Full Time /Non Tenure Track

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Architecture
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

About the Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education that firmly grounds students in the art and science of the built environment. Our interdisciplinary, collaborative department embraces spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design. As New England’s first public architecture program, we seek to significantly broaden interest in and access to architecture through a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Description

The Department of Architecture at UMass Amherst invites applications for a full-time Lecturer starting September 1, 2024.

The position will include teaching a broad variety of courses and contributing to significant service in the department.

Teaching duties will include instructing undergraduate and graduate design studios, and could include lectures and seminars, thesis advising, honors colloquia, practicums, and independent studies. The department is particularly interested in candidates with an interest in building technologies, historic preservation, and professional practice. The standard department lecturer teaching load is 24 credits each academic year, to be adjusted for service responsibilities.

Initial teaching responsibilities will include a design studio plus additional course(s), which may include an additional studio, seminar, and/or colloquium (per semester).

Initial service responsibilities will include serving as Graduate Program Director (M.Arch. and M. Des.) and additional roles based on department need and candidate expertise. Additional service could include Design Building Gallery committee, marketing existing programs, career preparation and programming career-related events, recruitment and outreach, or other department committees.


  • Master of Architecture (NAAB accredited), or equivalent.
  • Architecture license.
  • A strong record of academic, professional, and service accomplishments.
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of one or more of the service areas.
  • Record of excellence in teaching and a flexible and integrative approach toward architectural education.
  • Commitment to teaching diverse populations.

Additional Information

This position will start on September 1, 2024. The appointment period will be two years. The potential for future reappointments will be based on the duration schedule as permitted by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and will be contingent upon funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Annual salary range is commensurate with experience. 

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit the following materials: (a) letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae and (c) and contact information for three professional references. Finalist candidates will be invited to interview with the hiring committee and should be prepared to present a teaching portfolio. Please direct any questions to schreiber@umass.edu.

To be given full consideration, please apply by April 17, 2024.  Application reviews will begin on April 18, 2024 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.


The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

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