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Faculty, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Architectural Drafting

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Architectural Drafting

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: FY2300782
Closing: 9/17/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Technology/Computing

Position Announcement
The Architecture and Engineering Design Department (AED) ( at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Architectural Drafting to begin in August 2023.

The successful candidates will demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of Computer-Aided Drafting and Building Information Modeling. The ideal candidates will also have interest and expertise in traditional building materials, classical design theory, and vernacular construction methods, as well as two or more of the following:
  • Hand drafting and rendering
  • Passive and active environmental building systems
  • Sustainable design
  • Building science and envelope design
  • Architecture materials & methods
  • Building codes and construction law
  • Construction documents and specifications
  • Professional practice
  • Carpentry and other building arts

The architectural drafting faculty develops and teaches primarily drafting, rendering, and building science courses. The faculty engages in scholarly activities and/or creative works that contribute to the mission of the university, department, and profession. In addition, the faculty provides service at the department, college, and university levels. Utah Valley University places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. UVU is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body and encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.

About the Architecture Program
The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program at Utah Valley University recently achieved initial candidacy from the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB). In addition, this exciting new program features a fast-growing undergraduate student body (250+), study abroad programs in Greece and Italy, a 5,000-volume book donation from the prominent architect Allan Greenberg, and a growing group of collegial faculty. Building on UVU's unique dual mission model of higher education, the B.Arch is a five-year professional degree that prepares “master builder” graduates who are ready for leadership in the profession of architecture and urban design. The B.Arch degree is designed for students who are continuing from UVU's Engineering Design Technology (Architectural Drafting Track) A.S. degree in the Architecture & Engineering Design (AED) Department. The AED Department consists of 13 full-time faculty and a growing number of adjunct faculty from industry who teach courses in drafting, surveying, mapping, and engineering design. Following the associate degree, students connect current technologies with training in classical architecture to conceive of comprehensive architectural design that meets contemporary needs. The program promotes a built environment that bolsters genuine communities through architecture that is durable, useful, beautiful, and human scaled. The holistic foundation seeks to balance the art of building with aesthetic sensibilities, historical precedents with contemporary needs, craftsmanship with digital technologies, and theory with practice-based application.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in an accredited architecture, architectural engineering, architectural drafting, interior architecture, construction management or similar program.
  • Professional practice experience in an architecture or drafting office, minimum of 3 years.
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and rendering programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • NAAB Accredited M.Arch Degree
  • Professional license in Architecture OR have completed the experience requirements of the AXP program and are on track to complete the 6 sections of the Architectural Registration Exam before tenure is granted.
  • Certificate in Classical Architecture from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) or degree from a university with a focus in classical or traditional architecture.
  • Experience working directly with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
  • One or more years of successful teaching experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated record of research, creative, and/or professional work that demonstrates expertise in traditional design.

Documents Needed to Apply:
Required Documents
  • Letter of interest identifying an area of teaching specialization that also addresses the architecture program's mission and values
  • Teaching philosophy and research statement.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of Degree (M.Arch, B.Arch, etc).
  • Architecture License or NCARB documentation displaying completion of APX requirements.
  • Portfolio of the candidate's professional practice, research, teaching, and/or creative work.
  • Contact information for three references (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) - references will only be contacted if the candidate advances in the search.
Review of applications will begin 4/28/2023 and continue until the position is filled. If applicants have questions or need assistance in completing the application, including reasonable accommodations, please email Paul Monson at

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Perform duties in accordance with established University policies.
  • Support the two-year A.S. degree program by teaching architectural drafting classes each semester or as needed.
  • Knowledge and experience in classical, traditional, and vernacular architectural design theory and practice
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong program coordination skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to teach students from diverse populations.
  • Effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Understanding of the NAAB accreditation process
  • Demonstrated ability to teach upper-division architecture courses.
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Knowledge of online teaching environment, such as Canvas or other course management systems.
  • Ability to plan measurable objectives, prepare instructional materials, and follow an approved curriculum.
  • Ability to assess student work and maintain and submit accurate and current plans, reports, and records involving student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Collegial working relationship with academic advisors, the department chairperson, and/or the program coordinators, faculty, department staff, and industry partners in maintaining effective programs.
  • Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.
  • Conduct scholarship and service and have teaching interests that align with the Architecture field.

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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