Florida International University

Assistant Professor, Architecture

 

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and 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, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu

About the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios and real-world projects; performances and productions; a student-run communication agency; and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.

About the FIU Department of Architecture and School of Architecture

Within the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, the Department of Architecture resides in the School of Architecture, with the Department of Interior Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Urban Design. All three departments share a rich history of interdisciplinary design and research collaboration. The School of Architecture was ranked #16 among public universities in North America by the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.  The Department of Architecture was also ranked #19 by Design Intelligence among programs whose graduates are most hired nationwide.

With over 650 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 (MArch) degree. The department has recently instituted a post-professional Doctorate of Design (DDes) degree, which draws students internationally and offers them opportunities to teach and pursue funded research while studying.

The School of Architecture facilities are housed in the award-wining Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building designed by Bernard Tschumi, which includes the Robotics and Digital Fabrication Lab, and Structural and Environmental Technologies Labs. Additional facilities include the School of Architecture Miami Beach Urban Studios that houses the new 3D printing technologies of the CARTA Innovation Lab, and a new facility in the Wynwood Arts District. 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 broad range of study abroad programs.  The FIU School of Architecture supports a diverse and inclusive environment that challenges biases and prejudices as part of its academic curriculum, design studios, and engagement with the community. These ideals are championed by the students, staff, and faculty members of the school. For more information about Architecture at FIU, visit http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/.

Position Description

The Department of Architecture in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall semester of 2023. The program is particularly interested in candidates with research experience and a successful record of scholarship with a humanities-based approach to the built environment, settlements, and/or civilization. The Department seeks individuals who are committed to excellent teaching that engages and inspires students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in history/theory, seminars, and design studios as appropriate. The successful candidate will join the Doctorate of Design faculty and will teach and advise students in their area of expertise.

Over the past decade, The Department of Architecture has integrated issues of environment and social justice into all aspects of the curriculum. This position offers an opportunity to rethink the content and format of the current three-semester architectural history survey courses with considerations of how design engages the natural environment and all peoples, inclusive of ethnicity, economic standing, gender, and religion.

In addition, the Department encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary initiatives with the Departments of Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture + Environmental Urban Design. The Department of Architecture also enjoys close ties with the FIU Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, a synergistic hub for community engagement in the humanities; and with the FIU Institute of Environment, a comprehensive solutions center dedicated to combating environmental crises. Both centers offer opportunities for collaborative, grant-based research.

Qualifications

Successful applicants must hold a PhD/doctoral degree. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 527270 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ or click here. Please include the following materials in your application:

  1. Letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s background and teaching, research, and service objectives. Letter should also speak to your record of or potential for contributing to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community.
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Statement of teaching
  4. Statement of research and/or creative activity
  5. Portfolio of research/scholarly work and evidence of teaching effectiveness, in PDF format not to exceed 10MB.
  6. Names and contact information of three references. They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted or as determined by the search committee.

Direct any questions to Gray Read, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: readg@fiu.edu. For full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted, and review will continue, until the position is filled.

Florida Statute 1010.35 – Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

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.