Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship

echo art fair installation by Ang Li, Peter Reyner Banham Fellow.

Photo: NO FRILLS  by Ang Li, 2015-16 Banham Fellow 

Call for Proposals: 2021-22 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), invites candidates to serve as the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow. The Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship is a one-year adjunct faculty position at the University at Buffalo.

Peter Reyner Banham spent his time in Buffalo engaged in a scholarly project on the imaginary of American industrial architecture that took the form of the historical research, hands-on engagement and seminar instruction, resulting in his landmark work, A Concrete Atlantis.

In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, this fellowship is intended to support the research and creative activity of emerging scholars and design practitioners. Candidates are encouraged to propose a research trajectory that will be developed in tandem with a pedagogical agenda. The Banham Fellow will teach a design studio and a seminar each semester for the duration of the one-year fellowship. In addition, the fellow will deliver a public lecture as part of our school wide series and/or prepare an exhibition that culminates from the research, teaching and/or creative work conducted while in residence at the school.

Applications are due on February 15, 2021.

Send application materials to:

Primary roles and responsibilities:

  • Teach a design studio and an elective course each semester for the duration of the one-year fellowship;
  • Develop a research and/or design project that draws connections to Peter Reyner Banham’s work;
  • Provides students with appropriate learning materials and expertise in assigned subjects;
  • Evaluates students’ performance and provide effective feedback to guide student learning and success;
  • Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative environment;
  • Deliver a public lecture and/or prepare an exhibition that culminates the research, teaching, and/or creative work conducted while in residence at the school.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must hold a professional degree in architecture from an accredited program of architecture (B.Arch, M.Arch, or equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications: Those with advanced degrees in architecture are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with previous studio teaching experience and/or experience in professional practice.

Required documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement (1,500 words maximum): the statement should outline an emerging research agenda, and describe the project that will be developed as part of the fellowship in tandem with a pedagogical agenda.
  4. Portfolio of Creative Work
  5. Contact Information for (3) References

Suggested documents:

  1. (2) Sample Course Syllabi (of potential studios and/or research seminars)

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

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