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Assistant Professor of Architecture (84215)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Florida’s School of Architecture (UFSoA) invites applications for a faculty position in architectural design, research, and instruction, at the Assistant Professor level. This is a tenure-accruing position. Applicants should be able to contribute to the strong spatial, material, and critical design culture in the School of Architecture. The position requires successful candidates to contribute to academic and professional service while maintaining an active scholarship agenda comprising of both peer-reviewed and externally funded research. In addition to the production of a robust research portfolio, the position requires candidates to teach seminars, lecture courses, and design studios that take advantage of, and further, their research agenda. Research interests may include but are not limited to: design, history/theory, building technology, structures, critical professional practice, computational design, digital fabrication, materials and methods. Teaching responsibilities of the position also include advising graduate theses, participating in the development of the design studio curriculum, and serving on academic committees. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.

Gainesville is home to a vibrant, welcoming community with diverse cultural, natural, and educational resources. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated faculty at a top 5 public university (according to the 2021 U.S. News and World Reports rankings) abundant with cutting-edge research, scholarship, and teaching. This rich environment provides ample opportunity for collaboration. The UFSoA is known for its rigorous and interdisciplinary design studio curriculum and culture, which includes numerous international opportunities and academic concentrations. The School has more than six hundred students with thirty-three full-time faculty and offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architectural Studies, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture that includes interdisciplinary coursework in design, construction and planning. The UFSoA is one of five active, interdisciplinary units in the College of Design, Construction and Planning that seeks to contribute to solving built environment challenges in Florida, across the US, and the world. The School maintains campuses in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Vicenza (Italy), which offer faculty additional opportunities for research and teaching. UFSoA faculty are engaged in research and teaching collaborations with faculty in each of the college’s other units, reflecting the college’s dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration. The School is committed to supporting faculty through mentorship, research and travel funding, assistance with grant writing and publication, and funding for graduate assistants to support teaching and research.

Required Qualifications: Professional or post-professional graduate degree in architecture or related fields.

Preferred: Professional license and/or Ph.D. is highly desirable, as is previous design studio teaching, peer-reviewed research (peer-reviewed publications, funded research, and other evidence of scholarly production), and/or professional experience.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Florida has a student body of over 52,000 undergraduate, graduate and first-professional degree students, including over 14,500 students of color, and 6,000 international students.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of completed applications will begin November 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at (the job ID is 84215) with the following materials: a letter of interest that provides professional, pedagogical, and research interests and goals with specific discussion of how your work is supportive of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment; a current curriculum vitae; a portfolio of creative, scholarly, professional, and/or teaching work; and at least three references with contact information. Inquiries may be sent to:

Jeff Carney

Chair, Faculty Search Committee for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture

University of Florida, School of Architecture

P.O. Box 115702, Gainesville, FL 32611-5702

Tel: 352-294-3373 Email:

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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