University of Washington

Department of Architecture Assistant Teaching Professor in Digital Modeling, Fabrication, and Design

 

The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington invites nominations and applications to join our faculty as Assistant Teaching Professor in Digital Modeling, Fabrication and Design to sustain and expand our capacity to deliver digital modeling, fabrication and design courses. The Department has a dynamic culture of design and making including undergraduate and graduate degree concentrations and a Master of Science in Design Technology. We are searching for a candidate who can teach at all levels of our program including core digital modeling courses taken by all our students as well as advanced digital design and fabrication courses for our Masters students.

Values:

We recognize that to support the future of sustainable stewardship of the built environment and the creation of a more just and beautiful world, justice and equity are essential to the development of a more inclusive foundation for the allied design and planning fields in the built environment. By advancing our efforts to promote an environment that is welcoming to people of all cultures, races, sexes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions, ages, religions, and economic statuses, we are actively striving to make our college representative of the community and industries we serve where creativity, critical thinking, and self-expression can not only exist, but thrive. This is reflected in the College of Built Environment’s Strategic Framework built on pillars of collaboration and impact, bold thought leadership, and equitable and just practices. In addition, we are continuing to re-envision the CBE and our departments through equity, inclusion, and access work, including ongoing diversification of our curriculums, faculty expertise, and college-wide programming. The selected candidate will be expected to advance these goals.

Located in the heart of the rapidly growing, diverse, and vibrant community of the Seattle metropolitan region, our Department resides in the College of Built Environments and enrolls over 180 students, divided between undergraduate and graduate programs including a NAAB accredited MArch Program, MS and BA degrees, as well as hundreds of non-majors each year.

People who do not see themselves historically represented in academia and the profession are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities & Terms

Teaching faculty are expected to be on campus during the academic year to teach courses, mentor students, and engage in service activities which may include advising students, assisting with student organizations, and serving on departmental and college committees. The selected candidate will be assigned courses that may include studios, lectures, and seminar courses that include both required and elective courses. The selected candidate will be expected to teach digital modeling and/or fabrication courses, mentor emerging designers with diverse backgrounds, develop and coordinate coursework, and engage in collaborative teaching.

This is a part-time or full-time 9-month (Sept 16th – June 15th), multi-year appointment (not eligible for tenure) with an anticipated start date of Spring Quarter 2023, with an expectation that approximately 80% of time is dedicated to teaching and 20% to Departmental, College and/or University service. According to the candidate’s preference we are willing to consider an appointment that ranges from 50%-100% FTE. Please note that positions for less than 100% FTE are not eligible for visa or green card sponsorship. This position is for an initial three-year term with the possibility of renewals. The position carries full fringe benefits, and is promotable to Associate and Full Teaching Professor with renewal terms of more than 3 years possible.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Architecture as accredited by the NAAB or foreign equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in digital design and fabrication within architectural, product, and/or furniture design

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and coordinating coursework
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in architecture

Application Instructions

Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and should send all application materials to:  http://apply.interfolio.com. For help signing up for a Dossier account, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please review Interfolio’s help and support section or contact via email help@interfolio.com or phone (877) 997-8807.

Candidates should submit the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, service, publications, honors, and leadership experiences
  • Letter of interest of no more than two pages outlining your interest in the position and including a summary of your creative activities, teaching experience, leadership experience, and service interests
  • A statement of no more than 500 words describing your teaching experience and philosophy
  • A statement of no more than 500 words describing your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as they relate to your teaching, service, and/or mentoring
  • Portfolio (teaching and/or personal creative work of no more than 20 pages)
  • One Syllabus for a course you have taught or would propose to teach (no more than 5 pages)
  • Four references (contact information only, formal letters will be requested at the last stage)

Review of applications begins November 30, 2022.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Search Committee Chair at archsrch@uw.edu or by mail addressed to: University of Washington, Dept of Architecture Faculty Recruitment Committee, College of Built Environments, Box 355720, Seattle, WA 98195-5720.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.