Florida Atlantic University

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) and Foundations Coordinator


Position #01030214

The School of Architecture in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University invites qualified applications for the following position: a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in Architecture. Position responsibilities include teaching and advancing a research agenda through scholarship and/or creative practice together with participation in the responsibilities of the School, College, University, and community. The School of Architecture is interested in candidates with an innovative vision for thinking about architectural foundations, and who can integrate computational design approaches within the constraints of normative professional practice. Important consideration will be given to candidates with a record of teaching Foundation Design studios. Candidates should present evidence of success with both analog and digital modes of representation (conventional and unconventional) as well as the processes and outcomes achieved in design studios.

About the FAU School of Architecture

Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The School of Architecture offers a NAAB accredited five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree. The school participates in the University mission to promote academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement, and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness.

The School of Architecture fosters integrative and innovative design in preparation for architectural practice. Students develop critical thinking skills and knowledge through exposure to historical and theoretical foundations, emerging technologies, interdisciplinary research, community engagement, and ethical responsibilities of design. This position is a collaborative opportunity with our faculty to shape the pedagogical foundations and growth of our program.

The School of Architecture is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.  We are seeking faculty who can contribute to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service.

Further information about the School can be found at: https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/architecture/


Summary of Responsibilities

The successful candidate will primarily teach first and second-year design studio courses during the 9-month academic year. The successful candidate will also serve as Coordinator for the Foundations Program in the School of Architecture on our Boca Raton campus. This includes overseeing all 1000 and 2000 level architecture courses. This individual is expected to participate in service activities at the School, College and University levels, as assigned by the Director of the School, and will work with the Director and Associate Director of the School of Architecture to coordinate the school’s Foundation and Professional curricula.

Candidates who demonstrate a track record of scholarly excellence (including externally funded research, creative activities, publications, and/or excellence in design), combined with expertise in teaching foundations studios are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates are expected to foster and create educational opportunities where all student populations thrive, and must have one of the following at the time of application:

  • a professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree; or
  • a combination of a professional B.Arch and one of the following:
    • a post-professional Master of Architecture; or
    • a post-professional Master of Science degree in Architecture; or
    • a post-professional Master of Arts degree in Architecture; or
    • a post-professional Master’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Design or related specialization.

Experience in teaching foundations studios, as well as research, design and fabrication are desired. Professional Licensure or PhD in area of specialization is preferred.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

College or Department:  School of Architecture, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and letters

Location:  Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:  NA

Application Deadline:   January 3, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) Cover letter including statement of teaching philosophy;  (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) Portfolio of Research/Creative Activity/ Professional work  and sample student work.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

To apply:
Candidates must apply online at https://www.fau.edu/jobs/