University of Florida

Assistant / Associate Professor of Architecture and Computational Design

University of Florida School of Architecture

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 2020.

Applicants must be able to articulate a strong research agenda responding to the relationship between architectural design and the applicant’s area of expertise including, but not limited to: ​generative and parametric design and analysis, digital communications, performance-based design and optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented environments, geographic and environmental modeling, and systems integration. The position will require applicants to maintain active scholarship consisting of peer-reviewed research, secure funded research grants, and direct undergraduate and graduate research projects.

Applicants are expected to teach courses and specifically design studios –emphasizing contemporary issues related to building systems, architectural education, or practice– that take advantage of, and further, their research agenda. The position will require advising graduate theses, participating in the development of the design studio and digital technology sequence, and serving on academic committees. The ability to inspire and engage students is required.

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 jointed Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Construction and Planning. The Schoolis one of five units in the College of Design, Construction and Planning’s active, interdisciplinary environment that seeksto contribute to the University’sgoals 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.

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.

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 November 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at the job ID is 52929 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:

Alfonso Perez-Mendez
Chair, Faculty Search Committee for an Assistant / Associate Professor of Architecture and Computational Design
University of Florida, School of Architecture
P.O. Box 115702, Gainesville, FL 32611-5702 Tel: 352-294-1462