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Director of FIU By Design and Instructor

Post Date:

January 9, 2019


Florida International University


Miami, FL


Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing FacilityFIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Director of FIU By Design and Instructor

About FIU Department of Architecture

With over 450 students, the Department of Architecture educates students in the profession of architecture to become thoughtful practitioners and critical thinkers. Students arrive at various points in their educational careers—as freshmen, as third-year transfer students, and as graduate students to pursue an accredited, professional Master of Architecture degree. The school also offers a post-professionalMasters of Arts in Architecture in which students have opportunities to teach, research, and explore independent topics in close collaboration with our full-time faculty. As a Department residing in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), we engage in interdisciplinary and innovative collaborative research projects. 

The Department’s facilities are located in the award-wining Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building designed by Bernard Tschumi, which includes the fabrication, digital, and Structural and Environmental Technologies Labs. Additional facilities include the Miami Beach Urban Studios that houses the new 3D printing technologies CARTA Innovation Lab. Our faculty is engaged in a wide range of research and creative activities in sustainability and climate change, urbanism, affordable housing, green building automation, innovative teaching techniques, culture and history of global modernism, performative scripting, digital fabrication and architectural installations. To enhance student learning and support faculty research, the Department offers a diverse range of study abroad programs. For more information about Architecture at FIU, visit

Position Description

The Department of Architecture in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University invites applications for a non-tenure earning Instructor position to commence in August 2019. This full-time, 12 month, instructor will report to the Chair of Department of Architecture, serve as the Director of FIU By Design and Instructor, and as a community-based design studio instructor in our Master’s degree programs.  

The successful candidate will develop student internships (See: and career opportunities for the School of Architecture (See:  S/he will develop revenue goals, implement a strategic plan, and oversee and execute FIU By Design projects. (See:

As a community-based design studio instructor, primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching in advanced community-based, comprehensive design, and/or sustainability studios.  


The position requires the terminal professional degree, a Master of Architecture with strong community engagement experience. Teaching experience at a graduate program is also preferred. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516834 at and attach the following: 

Applicants should send:

     1. Letter of interest (maximum two pages) summarizing the candidate’s academic background, and his or her teaching, research and service objectives and experience.

     2. Curriculum vitae.

     3. Portfolio of relevant teaching, professional, and research/scholarly work in PDF format not to exceed 25MB. 

Candidates will be asked to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Direct any questions to Professor A. Gray Read, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, via email at Applications will be reviewed beginning January 20, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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