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Univ of WA, Dept of Architecture: Assistant Teaching Professor in Beginning Design

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Salary commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Position Details

Position Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor in Beginning Design


University of Washington

Seattle, WA

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Position Description

The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington invites applications for one non-tenure appointment as an Assistant Teaching Professor to sustain our capacity to deliver design studio and representation courses. We are searching for candidates who will focus on teaching our required introductory design sequence including design studios and representation and/or modeling seminars for our undergraduate and graduate students. The position will include opportunities to help shape these important courses as we envision how to evolve our curriculum to serve broader audiences including non-majors interested in design, while providing the foundation needed for architecture majors to succeed within the program.   

Our Values

We recognize that the creation of a more just and beautiful world requires the sustainable stewardship of the built and natural environments supported by justice, equity, and a more inclusive foundation for the allied design and planning disciplines. Our efforts are focused on promoting an environment that is welcoming to people of all cultures, races, sexes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions, ages, religions, and economic statuses. We strive to make our college representative of the community and industries we serve where creativity, critical thinking and self-expression can not only exist, but thrive. This is reflected in the College of Built Environment’s Strategic Framework (, built on pillars of collaboration and impact, bold thought leadership, and equitable and just practices. In addition, we are continuing to re-envision the CBE and our department through equity, inclusion, and access work, including ongoing diversification of our curriculums, faculty expertise, and college-wide programming. Successful candidates will be expected to advance these goals.

Located in Seattle, the heart of a rapidly growing, diverse, and innovative metropolitan region, our Department resides in the College of Built Environments and enrolls over 300 students in undergraduate and graduate programs including a NAAB accredited MArch Program, MS, and BA degrees as well as hundreds of non-majors each year.

Responsibilities & Terms

Teaching faculty are expected to be on campus during the academic year to teach courses, mentor students and engage in service activities which may include advising students, assisting with student organizations and serving on departmental and college committees. Selected candidates will be assigned classes that may include studios, lectures and seminar courses that include both required and elective courses and may include leading the design and implementation of larger multi-section courses and coordinating part-time instructors. Expectations for the position include the mentoring of emerging designers with diverse backgrounds. Additional information may be found at: UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 A.3 and B.3. (

This is a 9-month (Sept 16th - June 15th), multi-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor with an anticipated start date of September, 2024. This position is at 100% FTE with an initial term of three-years with eligibility for unlimited reappointments. The position will be allocated with approximately 80% time dedicated to teaching and 20% dedicated to Departmental, College and/or University service. 

The base salary range for this position is $7,500-$9,500 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include salary for selected summer months. 

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master of Architecture as accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or foreign equivalent
  • Expertise in design, design drawing, and representation
  • Two years (full time equivalent) teaching experience in design, hand drawing, architectural representation, and digital modeling
  • Two years (full time equivalent) experience in architectural design studio development and coordination
  • Two years (full time equivalent) experience in collaborative practice and/or teaching.

*Experience may be gained concurrently

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

People who do not see themselves historically represented in academia and the profession are encouraged to apply.

Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and should send all application materials to: For help signing up for a Dossier account, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please review Interfolio's help and support section or contact via email or phone (877) 997-8807.

Candidates should submit the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, service, publications, honors, and leadership experience;
  • Letter of Interest of no more than two pages outlining your interest in the position and including a summary of your creative activities, teaching philosophy and experience, and service interests;
  • A statement of no more than 500 words describing your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as they relate to your teaching, service, and mentoring;
  • Teaching portfolio of no more than 20 pages;
  • Portfolio of personal creative work of no more than 20 pages;
  • Three references (contact information only, formal letters will be requested at the last stage).

Questions about the position may be directed to: Search Committee Chair at or by mail addressed to: University of Washington, Dept of Architecture Faculty Recruitment Committee, College of Built Environments, Box 355720, Seattle, WA 98195-5720.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (

Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities. (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or




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