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Faculty - Tenure Track in Architecture Program
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Dec. 8, 2020
Title Faculty - Tenure Track in Architecture Program
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Architecture and Engineering Design Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

Faculty - Tenure Track in Architecture Program

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


Utah Valley University's Architecture and Engineering Design Department (AED) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment in architecture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to begin employment in August 2021. This position will fall under the direction of the Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, the AED Department Chair, and the Architecture Degree Program Coordinator. The new Bachelor of Architecture degree program at UVU is currently seeking eligibility with the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB).

The AED Department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in classical architectural design. Appointees will demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of traditional building materials, classical design theory, and vernacular construction methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching undergraduate design studios, and will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Passive and active environmental building systems
  • Building science and envelope design
  • Global history of architecture
  • Building codes and construction law
  • Construction documentation and specifications
  • Professional practice

The primary responsibility for a successful candidate will be to assist in developing and teaching core course content in their assigned subject areas. The opportunity to develop additional courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialization will be encouraged. Additional duties for full-time faculty may involve student advising, recruiting events, curricular development, maintaining accreditation standards, and service to the University, Department, and profession. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and architectural licensure.

Program Description
Building on UVU's dual mission model, the architecture program seeks to skillfully weave together current technologies with time-tested classical design principles, vernacular and traditional building methods, and multidisciplinary industry-based coursework. The architecture program teaches students to focus on durability, longevity, building maintenance, and the adaptive-reuse potential of buildings as a truly sustainable practice. Students research traditional principles and philosophies of history to encourage a sense of community, a balanced respect for our natural environment, and wise use of limited resources and energy. Program coursework studies the past to inform the future. We emphasize enduring design standards from history to influence how technologies are incorporated into contemporary works. The degree features a rigorous design-oriented curriculum with a solid foundation in technology, practice-based coursework, plan and document generation, building codes, specifications, digital parametric modeling, building information modeling, architectural visualization, digital fabrication, building envelope systems, structural systems, and building sustainability.

The program is specifically designed for students who are continuing from UVU's Engineering Design Technology (Architectural Drafting Track) A.S. degree. Following the associate degree, students connect current technologies, with the training in classical architecture to conceive of comprehensive architectural works to meet contemporary needs. We call this contemporary architectural classicism.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold an accredited M-Arch degree or a B-Arch degree plus a post-professional masters degree in a related field, supplemented by experience in architectural practice.
Candidates must also hold a professional license in Architecture or have completed the experience requirements of the AXP program and are on track to complete the 6 sections of the Architectural Record Exam.
Professional practice experience in an architecture office, minimum of 3 years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to teach full time during the 9-month academic year.
Perform duties in accordance with established University policies
Maintain professional licensure.
Support the two-year A.S. degree program by teaching one or more architectural drafting classes each semester or as needed.
Knowledge and experience in classical architectural design
Knowledge and experience in traditional design theory and practice
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong program coordination skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to teach students from diverse populations
Effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Understanding of the NAAB accreditation process
Collegial working relationship with the other members of the Department of Architecture and Engineering Design, including the Architecture Program Coordinator.
Demonstrated ability to teach upper division architecture courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certificate in Classical Architecture through the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA).
Experience working directly with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) during initial candidacy.
Prior teaching and professional experience, and a record of written and graphic scholarly work.

Physical Requirements:

Frequent talking, hearing, sitting, walking, and standing.
Frequent use of fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC10820

Open Date: 12/07/2020

Review Start Date: 01/11/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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