Home to the American School of Architecture and DesignIntelligence-ranked Architecture and Interior Design programs, the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture invites applications for the following positions:

  • Three 9-month, full-time tenure-track or renewable-term faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Architecture beginning in August 2021. Learn more and apply
  • One 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Interior Design beginning in August 2021. Learn more and apply
  • Three full-time Faculty Fellow appointments, starting in August 2021. Two fellowship appointments will be made in Architecture; and one joint fellowship appointment will be made in Architecture/Interior Design. Each appointment is 9 months/year, for a two-year term. Learn more and apply

Application review will begin March 8th, and the searches will remain open until positions are filled. Read on for more information about Gibbs College at the University of Oklahoma.

Our Culture of Excellence

The Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, whose oldest program was established in 1916, supports a future in which all communities are designed for resiliency and empowered to maximize their social, economic, and environmental well-being. Gibbs College educates more than 650 students through undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs across seven academic units in Architecture, Construction Science, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Regional and City Planning. Gibbs College is also home to the Institute for Quality Communities, a community engagement program which has completed more than 50 community projects in 28 Oklahoma counties.

About the University of Oklahoma

Established in 1890, the University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 Institution (Very High Research Activity) known for its excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, including its service to the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses located in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars; today, it is home to over 600 National Merit Scholars. Its 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013; in 2017, Architectural Digest named OU’s Bizzell Library among the 18 most stunning university libraries in the world. Learn more about OU’s aims and purpose in our “Lead On” strategic plan (2020).

Norman, Oklahoma, is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender in “Best Places to Live” rankings. Oklahoma City was recently named one of the “50 Best Places to Travel” by Travel + Leisure magazine. Visit ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information about what OU and the local communities have to offer.

Opportunities at Gibbs College

These appointments offer the following exciting opportunities for one’s career path in higher education:

  • To work with inspired leadership and nationally recognized faculty committed to creative and innovative approaches to design education
  • To contribute to an Architecture program recently ranked #4 by Design Intelligence in the “Most Hired From” category and/or an Interior Design program recently ranked #7 in the “Most Hired From” category
  • To develop teaching and scholarly/creative collaborations across the College, including with an Environmental Design and an Urban Design program, and with accredited programs of Architecture, Construction Science, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Regional & City Planning, as well as OU colleagues from other colleges
  • Regular internal grant and fellowship funding opportunities at the College and University levels, including research and community engagement grants, teaching grants, guest lecturer funding, and travel funding

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Oklahoma is on the traditional lands of the Caddo Nation and the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes. This land was also once part of the Muscogee Creek and Seminole nations. It also served as a hunting ground, trade exchange point, and migration route for the Apache, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Osage nations. Today, 39 federally recognized Tribal nations dwell in what is now the State of Oklahoma as a result of settler colonial policies designed to confine and forcefully assimilate Indigenous peoples. Read our full land acknowledgement (link).