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Lecturer Position in Sustainability and the Built Environment

Post Date:

September 22, 2017


University of Florida


Gainesville, FL


The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning invites applications for a Lecturer position in its interdisciplinary Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment in Gainesville, Florida. This position is a full-time, tenure ineligible, nine-month position with a teaching focus. The target start date is January 2018, but an August 2018 start is possible to accommodate the selected candidate’s availability.

The Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) engages faculty from the 4 academic units in the College:  the School of Architecture, the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management, the Department of Interior Design, and the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.  The lecturer hired will have an academic home in one of these four units, based on their educational background and area(s) of expertise.

The anticipated teaching assignment each semester is three 3-credit hour lecture courses or the equivalent.  Additionally, the lecturer will serve as a senior capstone mentor for students and may serve on graduate committees in the College.  The individual will be expected to contribute to the governance of the Program, her/his home academic unit, and the College through active participation in regular faculty, committee and academic planning meetings, and attendance at special events.  The candidate also will be expected to collaborate with other academicians within the College and from across campus.

The Program seeks a colleague with clear potential to succeed in a diverse college where the principles of sustainability and resiliency unify all disciplines.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in interdisciplinary, undergraduate instruction, and an established record of service.  

Candidates should possess technical proficiency with geographic information systems with a geodesign focus*, and demonstrate expertise in its application in at least one of the following areas:

  • Land use analysis and planning
  • Urban design
  • Ecosystem management

The SBE Program offers a 120 credit Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a 15 credit undergraduate minor.  The major and minor were created in 2008 and have grown to annual enrollments of approximately 110 and 30 students, respectively.  There are two specializations offered in the major, one is highly flexible and customizable to meet the interests of individual students and the other focuses on the principles, applications and techniques of geode sign.

*Geodesign is a design and planning method which tightly couples the creation of design proposals with impact simulations informed by geographic contexts." (Flaxman 2010)

Position Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution or other internationally recognized accrediting body in architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning or allied disciplines.
  • Teaching experience including undergraduate studios and lectures
  • Applied experience in the area(s) of expertise
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary and student-centered approaches to teaching and learning

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning or allied disciplines
  • Active professional licensure
  • Participation in academic or professional associations with a particular focus on sustainability, resiliency and/or Geodesign.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all candidates apply online at, requisition number 504738. In addition to the online application, applicants should upload the following individual PDF documents:

1) Letter of application
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for three professional references,
4) Portfolio showing examples of student work prepared under the academic direction of the applicant, and
5) Examples of candidate’s professional and academic work.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to:

Margaret Carr, Search Committee Chair
Interim Director, Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment
College of Design, Construction and Planning
331 Architecture, POB 115701
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5701
Phone: (352) 294-3972
Fax: (352) 392-7266

Review of qualified applications will begin on Monday, 23 October 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

UF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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