The School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky's College of Design seeks applicants for a full-time, temporary Assistant Professor. The selected candidate will teach design studio plus related digital technologies and visualization courses in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters for a total of 18 credit hours over two semesters.
The School seeks candidates who wish to explore, define, and expand their design research agenda, along with the opportunity to teach motivated students in a program that is committed to design innovation and experimentation. Successful applicants will demonstrate a committed interest in and knowledge of contemporary modes of architectural practice, design, and production, which may include: generative design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computation, visualization, and digital fabrication.
During the course of the appointment, the School will provide an opportunity for the faculty members to express their research and teaching interests through the development of a specialized elective course and a public lecture to the College of Design and its professional partners. - As the Commonwealth of Kentucky's sole NAAB accredited Architecture program, the School of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, as well as two- and three-year Master of Architecture programs. Established in 1965, the School of Architecture today employs 30 full and part-time faculty, who teach over 300 graduate and undergraduate students. The School of Architecture has a rich academic tradition as an open-minded setting that supports diverse intellectual approaches within a rigorous architectural curriculum. Throughout its history, Kentucky's academic environment, one which balances diversity, connectivity, and ingenuity, has attracted outstanding faculty and students, enabling many to reach the highest levels of national academic and professional achievement.
The School of Architecture seeks forward-thinking faculty who can leverage the College's reputation and strengths alongside the other design programs (product design, interior design, historic preservation, and urban & environmental design).
The School of Architecture is located in Lexington, Kentucky on the campus of the University of Kentucky. - For more information about the College of Design and the University of Kentucky, please visit https://design.uky.edu
Applicants should include, along with their application, the following information:
Letter of Interest (cover letter)
Portfolio of work (upload under Specific Request 1) Please note that teaching experience is appreciated, but applicants with passion and innovative ideas to prepare students for the future will be prioritized.
Please also provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without consent from the candidate.
This is a nine-month position that starts August 16, 2021 and includes an initial one-year appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
For questions about the position please contact Jeffrey Johnson, Director, School of Architecture, at [email protected]
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Master of Architecture
Required Related Experience:
Successful applicants will demonstrate a committed interest in and knowledge of contemporary modes of architectural practice, design, and production, which may include: generative design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computation, visualization, and digital fabrication.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
The preferred candidate will have at least a Master of Architecture, licensure, and a combination of teaching experience, work experience in a progressive architectural/design construction practice, and a track-record of design research.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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