The School of Architecture at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant / Associate Professor of Architecture and Computational Design, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.
Applicants are expected to teach courses that address the intersection of architecture and computational design, in one or more areas including, but not limited to: generative and parametric design and analysis, digital communications, digital fabrication, performance-based design, building information modeling, and systems integration. The successful candidate must also be capable of teaching design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels, emphasizing contemporary issues related to building systems, architectural education, or practice. The ability to inspire and engage students is required.
Applicants must be able to articulate a strong research agenda responding to the relationship between architectural design and the applicant’s expertise in digital technologies; maintain active scholarship consisting of peer-reviewed research; secure funded research grants; direct undergraduate and graduate research projects; advise graduate theses; participate in the development of the design studio and digital technology sequence; and serve on academic committees.
The UF School of Architecture (SoA) is known for a rigorous and interdisciplinary 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 college-wide 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 XXXXXXX 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: 41636
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.