University of Florida

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Community Design and Resiliency


University of Florida School of Architecture

The University of Florida, School of Architecture invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the areas of Community Design and Resiliency, beginning August 2020.

Applicants for this position must be capable of teaching design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participating in our newly integrated technology course sequence, and conducting research in the areas of community design, resiliency and related fields. Applicants must be able to articulate and demonstrate a strong research agenda; maintain an active scholarly program of peer-reviewed research; direct Master’s students’ research; advise PhD students; open new graduate seminars; participate in the ongoing development of design studio and curricular integration and serve on academic committees. Candidates may also engage in practice-oriented creative research. The ability to inspire and engage students is required.

The UF School of Architecture is known for a rigorous and coordinated design studio curriculum and a strong design culture that includes substantial international opportunities including the opportunity to teach in Italy at our Vicenza Institute of Architecture. We have more than five hundred students with twenty-two faculty, and offer the following degree programs in Gainesville: Bachelor of Design, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architectural Studies with concentrations in Sustainable Design, Sustainable Architecture and Historic Preservation and areas of specialization in Acoustics, Pedagogy and Technology; as well as a joint Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Construction and Planning. The school also has an off-campus graduate program at our CityLab-Orlando location with 75 students offering the Master of Architecture and the country’s only Masters in Themed Environments Integration. The School is in the College of Design, Construction and Planning and is one of four academic units that include Landscape Architecture and Planning, Interior Design, and Construction Management. Together this creates an active, interdisciplinary environment, which contributes to the University’s goals for pre-eminence.

The University of Florida is located in the City of Gainesville, the most populous city in north-central Florida situated within the lush north Florida landscape of forests and springs. The City and its surrounding communities are in the midst of significant expansion and reconsideration as a result of the city’s aggressive navigation of its own growth with the intent of supporting and enhancing its vibrant and diverse intellectual and cultural environment. The selected candidate will find Gainesville to be a prime local laboratory at a unique moment of reflection for community design and resiliency that is built upon the rich and complex history of a Florida land-grant university town.

Required: Professional or post-professional graduate degree in architecture, and an articulated research agenda in community design, resiliency or related field.  Applicants must have a strong commitment to equal opportunities and achieving diversity.

Preferred: Ph.D. and professional licensure, previous design studio teaching, peer-reviewed scholarship (peer-reviewed publications, funded research, etc.), and/or professional experience.

The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. The University of Florida is a Top 10 public research university dedicated to equal opportunities and building broadly diverse and inclusive students, faculty, and staff. We highly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Review of completed applications will begin January 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at with the following materials: a letter of interest that provides professional, pedagogical, and research interests and goals; a current curriculum vitae; a portfolio of creative, scholarly, professional, and/or teaching work; and at least three references with contact information.

Dr. Frank M. Bosworth, AIA

Chair, Faculty Search Committee, School of Architecture, University of Florida,

P.O. Box 115702, Gainesville, FL 32611-5702

Tel: 407-610-8325