University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professor in Architecture with an emphasis in History and Theory


The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver invites applicants at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2020. The Department seeks highly motivated candidates, with a well-developed pedagogy and a record of combining design teaching with a progressive research agenda and/or creative activity. The Assistant Professor, tenure-track candidate is expected to teach required design studios, as well as lecture and seminars courses in a curricular area of architectural history and theory.

About the Architecture Department 

The Department of Architecture delivers a fully-accredited Master of Architecture (MArch) for first professional degree students and post-professional students. Our four-year pre-professional program (BS Arch) prepares students to enter accredited professional Master of Architecture (MArch) programs across the country as well as graduate programs in Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Planning, Historic Preservation, and Urban Design. The BS Arch program also offers students a network of experienced graduate students, working architects, and other design, construction, and real-estate professionals with practices in Denver and around the world. Our graduate program provides the skills and knowledge specified for graduate study in architecture and is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

Job Responsibilities

Assistant Professor positions engage in teaching, research/creative work, and service. The percentages allocated are 40% teaching, 40% research/creative work, and 20% service. The standard academic-year teaching load is two courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications

  • D. in architecture or a related field. Successful candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the position start date.
  • Terminal degree in architecture (or international equivalent)
  • Evidence of design studio teaching and lecture/seminar courses in the area of expertise
  • Evidence of research and/or creative work
  • Ability to maintain a climate that is collegial, that respects and values diversity, that treats faculty, staff and learners fairly and that is hospitable to creativity and innovation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional license in architecture


Visit for the full description. We will begin reviewing applications on January 3, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.