Visiting Assistant Professor in Urban Futures, Architecture & Interior Design

Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor in Urban Futures, Architecture & Interior Design

Job Overview
Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach, conduct research, scholarly and other professional or creative activities. This position will support the University of Cincinnati’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities.

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for an architecture faculty position in the School of Architecture and Interior (SAID) at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Urban Futures (rank/title commensurate with education and experience). The Urban Futures Initiative of the University of Cincinnati supports the integration of visionary and interdisciplinary urban studies into course curricula.  The Visiting Professor’s teaching and scholarship will contribute to the School’s initiatives and programs such as the Urban Futures Initiative (in collaboration with the School of Planning).

The School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) confers an accredited professional degree in Interior Design (BSID); an accredited first professional graduate degree in Architecture (M Arch); an undergraduate degree in Architecture (BS Arch); a post-professional degree (MS Arch); a Ph.D. degree in architecture and a newly launched post professional Master of Interior Design (MIntD). There are approximately 110 Masters of Architecture students and a total of 688 students in the School and 25 full-time faculty. The Interiors and Masters of Architecture programs are consistently highly ranked accredited programs.

The core mission of the Architecture Program is to prepare students for critical engagement with practice through a liberal arts education providing a broad basis for understanding architecture’s role within a cultural and historical context. Students alternate academic experiences with periods of professional experience through our cooperative education program.

The successful candidate will be involved in the SAID collaborative environment for teaching and scholarship with primary (but not limited to) responsibility for teaching studios and seminars in the Master of Architecture Program and conducting seminars at all levels of the School. The candidates pedagogic and professional focus should be on urban design, urban ecology, smart cities, and urban futures.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars.
  • Attend meetings, participate in governance, prepare materials for teaching.
  • Evaluate and develop curriculum for department and/or college.
  • Serve as an academic adviser for students and evaluate student coursework.
  • Serve on college or university committees and participate in curriculum development activities.
  • Serve on graduate committees, supervise laboratories (where appropriate), independent study activities, and off-campus learning.
  • Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of his or her responsibilities.
  • Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, three-semester Visiting Professor position for one year, potentially renewable for a second year. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Additional Qualifications Considered
Prior teaching experience preferred. Documented scholarship and teaching or practical work experience in field related to specific course content or topics related to SAID initiatives. Candidates with PhD are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements
Master’s degree in Architecture or a field related to specific course content or topics related to SAID initiatives.

Required Education

  • Must have obtained a Doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a field appropriate to the requirements of the position.
  • For positions within Performing and Studio Arts or Nursing, an appropriate Master’s degree may replace the Doctoral requirement.

Additional Qualifications Considered
Prior teaching experience preferred. Documented scholarship and teaching or practical work experience in field related to specific course content or topics related to SAID initiatives. Candidates with PhD are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
Apply online at https://bit.ly/3ddi1Z9

  • Complete an Applicant Profile
  • Letter of Interest/ Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three References
  • Portfolio or Candidate’s Work (submit as a link or web address in electronic format of no more than 2 MB

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.