This position is a full-time, tenure-ineligible, twelve-month appointment. The initial appointment will be for a three-year term, renewable depending on sustained performance and available funding. Advancement from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer and eventually to Master Lecturer is possible, based on performance in accordance with University of Florida Tenure and Promotion Requirements. Typical teaching assignments will include a design studio and 1-2 support courses (or an equivalent academic load of 10-12 credit hours per semester). Additionally, lecturers may be asked to serve on thesis and research project committees, as well as contribute to the governance of the School of Architecture. These additional contributions may include participating fully in its academic mission, and actively collaborating with colleagues by participating in regular faculty, committee and academic planning meetings, serving as jurors for studio reviews, and attending School of Architecture special events. The anticipated start date is August 2019.
Applicants for this position must demonstrate distinction in academic and/or non-academic achievement pertinent to the position, have professional experience relevant to the practice of architecture, and show evidence of academic experience sufficient to deliver courses within both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching basic and advanced architectural design as well as complementary support coursework in building technologies and/or in the areas of history, theory, and criticism. S/He is expected to continue professional engagement in their area of research or practice, maintain their professional credentials, and contribute to research, teaching, and service within and outside the University. The ability to inspire and engage students is required.
The UF School of Architecture (SoA) is known for a rigorous and coordinated design studio curriculum and strong design culture that includes substantial international opportunities and academic concentrations. The SoA has more than five hundred students with twenty-four tenured/tenure-track 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 jointed Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Construction, and Planning. The School is one of five units in the College of Design, Construction and Planning’s active, interdisciplinary environment that seeks to contribute to the University’s goals for national pre-eminence. Situated within the north Florida landscape of forests and springs, Gainesville is home to a vibrant intellectual community with diverse cultural and educational resources.
The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Review of completed applications will begin 3 January 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu using requisition number 41643 with the following materials: a letter of interest that provides professional, pedagogical, and research interests and goals; 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:
Required: Professional or post-professional graduate degree in architecture.
Preferred: Professional license and/or Ph.D. is desirable, as is previous design studio teaching, peer-reviewed research (peer-reviewed publications, funded research, etc.), and/or professional experience.
Internal Number: 41643
About University of Florida
The School of Architecture recognizes design as a synthesis of thinking, analyzing and making — an iterative process that engages, issues of space, historical precedent, sustainability, ecology, urbanity, landscape, built-form, and construction toward innovation. As Florida will soon support the third largest population in the US, the challenges of rapid growth within sensitive natural ecologies, fluctuating tourism, humid and hot climate, multiple urban centers, sprawling suburbs, dwindling agriculture, lack of mass transit, and extensive coastal hurricane threats requires integrative and collaborative design strategies for the future.
The School of Architecture is uniquely positioned to respond to these issues by deploying studio based design methodologies in collaboration with a new generation of experts in engineering, ecology, business, anthropology, energy, fine arts, medicine and construction. Within the University of Florida, the State’s flagship research institution, a trove of researchers and faculty dedicated to academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration are focused on the demands of changing culture. The SoA is one of seven programs associated within the... College of Design, Construction and Planning — Architecture,Landscape Architecture, Planning, Preservation, Sustainability and the Built Environment, Interior Design and Building Construction. SoA faculty and students, working independently and collaboratively across disciplines through teaching, research and practice, have garnered international, national, state and local design awards, publish regularly and secure national, state and local grant funding for research based service learning and design projects. This body of work poses theoretical, poetic, cultural and practical questions and suggests responses through the discipline of design.
The G|SoA is focused on research-based design that explores critical issues of a changing culture — climate, energy, infrastructure, transportation and population growth/redistribution. Students are engaged in design as a collaborative and integrative methodology addressing both real and speculative projects through coordinated studios, seminars and workshops. To support this effort, nationally recognized award winning Architects from practice and the academy in the US and abroad collaborate with faculty and students in studio and intensive issue-oriented workshops strategically scheduled during the academic year.