Florida Atlantic University

Assistant Professor of Practice (Non-Tenure Track) and IDaC Director


Position #01030213

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 of Practice (Non-Tenure Track). Position responsibilities include teaching and Directing the Institute for Design and Construction (IDaC), together with participation in the responsibilities of the School, College, University, and community.

The School of Architecture is particularly interested in candidates with an entrepreneurial vision for the development of programs offered through IDaC. Important consideration will be given to candidates with a record of teaching Integrative Design Studios and Professional Practice courses, and strong interest in developing continuing education programs offered through IDaC.

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.

IDaC is one of sixteen Centers and Institutes under the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University. It is housed within the School of Architecture and is located at the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus.

IDaC offers educational and training opportunities to students and professionals throughout the design and construction industry. It offers a comprehensive listing of online courses and certificates, including but not limited to: Construction Management, Construction Administration, Safety Science, as well as preparation courses for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE 5.0). In addition to these professional courses, IDaC is also responsible for hosting the Architecture Summer Institute (ASI), which aims to introduce High School students to academic and professional opportunities in Design and Architecture.

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

Summary of Responsibilities

This is a full time Assistant Professor of Practice position on a 12-month renewable contract and will begin in August 2023. The position is not tenurable but is promotable. This position has teaching and service requirements. The position has no research requirements, however periodic recognition with awards from organizations such as the AIA is expected.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of design studio courses and lecture courses, for a total of 24 credit hours for the year, that shall be distributed between the fall, spring and summer semesters.  The successful candidate will also serve as Director of IDaC and will oversee all activities of IDaC including continuing education programs, certificate training programs, and the Architecture Career Discovery Summer Program. This individual is expected to be a liaison between the School of Architecture and the building construction industry. The candidate is also expected to work with the Director and Associate Director of the School of Architecture to develop a business and marketing plan for IDaC.

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, research, design, and/or professional practice is desired. Professional Licensure is required. A PhD is preferred.

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience.

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

Location:  Fort Lauderdale

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/