Assistant Professor Non-Tenure, Architecture Program


Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.” Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college at its San Francisco location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.


CCA’s San Francisco-based Division of Architecture has professionally accredited BArch and MArch programs, an Interior Design program, and a post-professional program in advanced architectural design. The Division is an internationally recognized leader in architecture and interior design education. Its programs prepare students for creative practice where material innovation and formal experimentation meet social engagement and cultural collaboration.

The faculty is comprised of highly accomplished architects, designers and scholars, and is committed to an architectural education with an emphasis on experiments in alternative models of practice, design, and fabrication. The curriculum accordingly brings developments in culture, media, and technology to bear on the process of architectural production. The school’s location in the San Francisco Bay Area offers a polycentric urban laboratory for architectural exploration, influenced by its expanded geographical, cultural and historical position in relation to the Americas, the Pacific Rim and Europe.


Integrated Building Design + Material/Building Exploration

The Architecture Program is seeking candidates for a ranked non­-tenure­-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. The position requires a commitment to continued professional work and participation in college-wide service.

Ranked, non-tenure faculty positions are filled by three-year renewable appointments and specifically designed for regional practitioners. Ranked, non-tenure faculty teach between three classes and four classes per year.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for teaching integrated building design studios in undergraduate and graduate architecture, and building technology-based courses in construction technologies, building energy and/or environmental systems while being committed to the ongoing development of the curriculum in response to the rapidly changing technological and material evolution of the discipline.


  • Professional architecture degree (BArch/MArch)

  • Terminal degree in their field (MArch or PhD)

  • Strong background in integrated design

  • Substantial knowledge of construction, fabrication, and/or sustainable systems

  • Expertise in teaching architectural technology courses and advanced integrated building design.

  • Professional licensure and at least six years of architectural practice desirable


Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


Applications must be received by April 1, 2018.


Interested candidates may apply via an online application available at this address:

Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:

  • Letter of interest that summarizes your scholarly research, design work, and teaching philosophy

  • Detailed curriculum vitae

  • Portfolio of academic and professional work

  • Contact information for three professional references   

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.