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Southern Polytechnic State University

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Job title: Architecture Studio Professor for Fall 2013
Job location: Marietta, GA 30060 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 01/30/13
Job type: Part-Time
Compensation: $7,000

Job Classification

Job Category:Academic Faculty

Job Description

Job description:
Southern Polytechnic State University, Department of Architecture, located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, is currently seeking proposals up to four (4) Fifth-Year Focus Studios for the fall of 2013. The Fifth-Year Focus Studios are intended to introduce the student to design research and its application, while adhering to creativity, critical thinking, processes of making, and constructability. The annual Focus Studio is an intrinsic part of the professional core of the Architecture Program and is designed to foster a strong relationship between the program, our students, and the profession as a whole. All qualified fifth year students have the option to select a studio critic who will broaden their area of interest in a subject-based studio.

Submittals for teaching Focus Studios are open to all design professionals and educators. The ideal candidate is one who is currently engaged in an innovative body of work that informs architectural design. The successful prospectus is one that engages the educational forum as a means of advancing research toward its eventual application in practice. SPSU Department of Architecture recognizes that such critical research is broad and diverse in scope and may include innovative approaches in specific or multidisciplinary areas of design. The 2013 call for proposals invites members of the design community to propose how such research can be critically applied in an architecture studio.

Focus Studio Exhibition 2013: Selected studio work will be held in the end of semester.
Polychrome 2013: Selected work will be featured in the departmental publication.
Department might support travel funding if Focus Studio research + design work is accepted in the peer-reviewed conference.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Eligibility: Studio Critics eligible for selection must hold a terminal degree in Architecture [M. Arch] with:
• Minimum of five years professional experience. Professional licensure is required.
• Minimum of five years of design studio experience. PhD/ABD is desirable.
Priority will be given to applicants with successful record of applicable design + research with practice and/or academic experience.

Position description: Applicants selected for the position of Focus Studio Critic will be offered compensation of $7,000.00 for the semester. The Focus Studio will be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for sixteen consecutive weeks.

Selection Process: All interested design professionals and educators are invited to submit their Phase 1 Application to the Focus Studio Committee Chair by February 28th, 2013. This would be the first of two phases in the selection process; the first set of documents will be reviewed by the committee and shortlisted for the Phase 2 Application to develop course proposals.
Please refer to the Evaluation Criteria for additional information.

Phase 1 Application
Please include:
(1) A current resume
(2) A two-page (maximum) letter of intent that introduces your design research work and interests, and describes the project you propose to develop as a studio
(3) A three-page (maximum) portfolio illustrating examples of professional and/or academic work with which you have been engaged. Examples may include, but are not limited to, built projects, competition designs, prototypes, student work and installations.

Please send the Phase 1 Application in PDF format to the Committee Chair Dr. Pegah Zamani, at
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