Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Sustainable Architecture and Design

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Sustainable Architecture and Design

Sustainable Architecture and Design

Williams College

Williams College invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure track) or associate professor (tenured) position at the intersection of environmental studies and architectural design. We welcome applications from all areas of architecture, planning, and design. Expertise in sustainable architecture with a focus on marginalized communities in the Global North, indigenous urbanisms, or the built environment of the Global South is of particular interest. This is a joint appointment: the successful candidate will become a member of a growing interdisciplinary program in environmental studies as well as a large department of art.

Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per year in hands-on, project-based architectural design in studio art and two courses per year in environmental studies on topics such as climate adaptation, urban studies, coastal resilience infrastructure, or related subjects. Teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses. In addition, Williams faculty are expected to advise theses, honors projects, and independent research, and also to teach one January term course every other year.

An M.A. degree in one or more of the following fields is required: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or design. A Ph.D. or equivalent in one of these or a closely related field is preferred. Prior studio experience is required. A practice-based research portfolio is strongly preferred.

With 2000 undergraduates and about 40 graduate students in art history and development economics, Williams is an institution that places a high value on teaching as well as scholarship; consequently, we seek applicants who can demonstrate in their supporting materials a capacity for excellent teaching and for working effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applicants for this position should submit the following materials:

--A letter of application of no more than three pages. In the letter, please include information about your area of research or practice as well your teaching experience and philosophy.

--Curriculum Vitae.

--A summary of research or creative interests (two pages).

Candidates who advance in the pool will be asked to provide a sample of scholarly or creative work, three letters of reference, and brief descriptions of two proposed courses, one in environmental studies and the other in design/studio practice.

Application deadline: October 15, 2021. We plan to interview ten semifinalists via Zoom in December, and bring four finalists to campus in February.

Materials must be submitted via Interfolio, through the following link:

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams website (

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

Please direct any questions to the search committee (Nicolas Howe in Environmental Studies or Guy Hedreen in Art).

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