Deadline: 25.10.2023

Assistant Professor – Structural Design and Building Technology – Architecture/

The University of California, Berkeley
United States
The Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with concentration in structural design and building technology beginning Fall 2024.

Creating safe, resilient, sustainable, and structurally innovative buildings is an essential part of architectural education and practice. Incorporating these principles into the design and engineering of structures and/or facades will play an even more important role in the future as our built environment is increasingly transformed by social, economic, and environmental impacts. To continue our long tradition of excellence in the area of Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability (BSTS), the Department of Architecture seeks exceptional candidates whose creative work, professional experience, research, and teaching focus on structural design and innovation, with an aim towards addressing important environmental and social issues of concern such as minimizing waste and embodied or operational carbon emissions, optimizing material use, enhancing durability and adaptability, exploring new construction typologies, improving life cycle performance, and enriching the environmental quality and experience for inhabitants. Research may focus on any phase of the building life cycle, from overall building design, structural concept, material selection, construction processes, occupancy and performance monitoring, maintenance and reuse, to deconstruction and recycling. The Department is seeking applicants with experience in or strong potential for developing funded research collaborations. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate outstanding scholarship, teaching, and communication skills, and have an ability to integrate technical knowledge into architectural design. Responsibilities of the position include teaching an introductory lecture course on structural design at the undergraduate level, and advanced graduate-level seminars related to the applicant’s specific area of expertise. The ability and desire to consult on structural and other technical aspects as part of the integrated design studio is also highly desirable. Additional responsibilities may include advising undergraduate, M.Arch, M.S., and Ph.D. students as well as providing services to the department, college, and university.

The Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley is housed within the College of Environmental Design (CED), along with the departments of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and City & Regional Planning. Founded in 1959, the CED has long been at the forefront of environmental design education. As the first institution to combine architecture, planning, and landscape architecture into a single college, we offer a vigorous cross-disciplinary environment where collaboration and experimentation flourishes. Within this context, the Department of Architecture’s evolution has been nourished by social, cultural, technological, and environmental values, and our geographical setting. Situated on the Pacific Rim at the border with Latin America and facing Asia, California is an urban laboratory that has long been recognized as an area for design research and experimentation. These values are reflected in our innovative teaching, scholarly research, critical design inquiry, and discursive practices. Our award-winning faculty bring both broad and deep intellectual diversity to our educational community.

The Department of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and provides thoughtful and rigorous instruction to 400 undergraduates and 200 graduate students in the M.Arch, M.AAD, M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in architecture offers both a liberal arts-oriented and pre-professional education. The Master of Architecture is a professional degree requiring two, or three years, depending on the student’s incoming background. The Master of Advanced Architectural Design is a one-year post-professional degree intended for those with a professional degree who wish to continue exploring design issues in an experimental studio setting. The Master of Science and a Ph.D. in architecture are research-based degrees in one of the following areas of study: History, Theory, and Society (HTS) and Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability (BSTS). For more information on our department and academic programs, please visit

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Masters of Architecture (or equivalent international degree) or Master of Science in Engineering (or equivalent international degree). or enrolled in Masters or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. in architecture or engineering (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Interest – A 2-3 page statement of interest specifying the relevance of the applicant’s experience to the department with a description of research, creative work, and teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • Supplementary / Teaching Portfolio – A digital portfolio of teaching material, student work, and any other supplementary information. The file must be 50 MB or smaller in size.

  • Work Samples – 1 publication or other scholarly output.

  • Work Samples – 1 publication or other scholarly output.

  • Work Samples – 1 publication or other scholarly output.

  • Portfolio – A portfolio of creative work and professional experience in the field of structural design, building technology and sustainability is also highly recommended, depending on the background of the applicant (if the portfolio includes collaborative work, include a description of your contribution). The file must be 50 MB or smaller.

  • Additional Space: Portfolio – In case files need to be split. The file must be 50MB or smaller in size.

  • Additional space: Supplementary / Teaching Portfolio – In case files need to be split. The file must be 50MB or smaller in size.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
A list of 3-5 people who can speak to your experience, character, and potential. Only contact information is required for the initial phase of this search.

Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position The current base salary range for this position is $74,600-97,200. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024


Berkeley, CA

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