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Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture

Post Date:

February 23, 2018


University of Kentucky


Lexington, KY


The University of Kentucky College of Design invites nominations and applications for a full time faculty position in the School of Architecture.

The School seeks candidates with expertise in current and forward-looking construction technology to teach a combination of design studios and lecture courses in our building science sequence. The full-time academic position comes with a rank based on experience. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and/or undergraduate studio instruction and a required lecture course, as well as a seminar or elective in a specific area of expertise.  The appointment comes with an expectation of service to the school, university, and community, as well as start-up support to launch a research program that produces scholarly or creative output of national and international standing.

The successful applicant will possess fluency in contemporary digital tools, material and environmental innovation, and advanced construction methods, as well as a combination of teaching experience, work experience in a progressive architectural practice, and a track record of research in the form of built work, design research, or scholarship in the form of publications, exhibitions, and grants. We are highly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to architectural education for the future architect, to the pursuit of innovation and excellence in design, and to integrating design research and practice with their teaching. An advanced degree in architecture is required, and professional registration is encouraged.

As the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s sole NAAB accredited Architecture program, UK offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, as well as a 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. On the University of Kentucky’s flagship campus in Lexington, the School strives to fulfill the University’s bold Land Grant Mission by delivering exceptional design thinking to improve our region’s built environment and the lives of its citizens.

The position commences on August 15, 2018, and come with a rank based upon experience, as well as a competitive salary, research start-up funding, and benefits package.

Please find additional information and an online application at Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of teaching, a design/research portfolio, and three references through the online application. 

Review of online applications will begin March 31, 2018, continuing until the position is filled.

Interested individuals are sincerely invited to contact Search Committee Chairs Prof. Anne Filson ( and Prof. William Massie ( to learn more about the position, and can find further information about the School of Architecture and the College of Design at


The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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