December 1, 2017

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Detroit Mercy School of Architecture
Detroit, MI
Experience: Masters Degree

Tenure Track Position in Architecture, Assistant or Associate Professor, Integrated Design

Detroit Mercy School of Architecture is seeking applicants interested in joining our talented and collegial faculty in a full-time tenure-track position.

This position is focused on candidates who are excited to bring an emphasis on the dynamics of design development to the studio and the classroom. The successful candidate will have past experience teaching design studios (including examples of an emphasis on design development or comprehensive design) and will lead a required upper level Integrated Design Studio. In addition, successful candidates ideally will be interested in teaching required courses in one of three areas related to building technology and tectonics: construction, structures, or environmental technology. We hope for candidates who have a forward thinking perspective towards both current and innovative architectural technologies.

Successful candidates must hold a masters degree or higher in architecture and must have some previous teaching experience, with evidence of expertise as described above. Based on the emphasis of this position, experience in professional practice will be considered favorably. Design-build experience may also be an asset. Licensure is desirable but is not required. A part-time appointment in the School’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center may also be a possibility.

Detroit Mercy is the only Detroit-based school of architecture, and is well known internationally for its long history of public interest design, and engagement with a resurgent urban environment that was recently designated as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the U.S. The School is also home to the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a professional practice with full-time staff supported by student employees providing design, planning, and community engagement services to the non-profit community using a “teaching-hospital” model for architects and a robust model of civic engagement. In 2017, DCDC was honored to receive the prestigious American Institute of Architects national Whitney M. Young Jr. Award for social impact.

The University has a legacy of providing an excellent student centered education in an urban setting since 1877, and currently ranks in the top 20 of the U.S News Midwest Best Regional Universities.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, February 9th, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins August 16th, 2018.

Applicants should send the following materials electronically as PDF files: (1) a letter explaining your interest in the position and the school; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of work including both design and teaching experience (24 pages maximum); (4) the names and contact information for three references. Please E-mail all application materials to the Dean of the School of Architecture, Will Wittig @

This job posting is also available on the University of Detroit Mercy employment website at

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Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.