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Assistant Professor of Structural Design (Tenure Track)

Company: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Professor of Structural Design (Tenure Track)Florida Atlantic UniversityFlorida Atlantic UniversityShareAssistant Professor of Structural Design (Tenure Track)The School of Architecture in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic -University invites qualified applications for a -tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of -Structural Design -starting in the Fall of 2023.The successful candidate will primarily teach one design studio and one required architectural structures -course each semester during the 9-month academic year. Candidates with a demonstrated track record -of scholarly excellence, including externally funded research, creative activities, publications, and/or -excellence in design, combined with expertise in teaching structures are encouraged to apply. The -successful candidate will also serve as Coordinator for the Structures curriculum. This individual is -expected to participate in service activities at the School, College and University levels.Summary of ResponsibilitiesTeachingPosition responsibilities include teaching required architectural structures courses and design studios at the undergraduate or graduate levels including the B.Arch., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. -The School of Architecture is particularly interested in candidates with a record of teaching integrative design studios and architectural structures courses, with a strong interest in developing new elective courses relative to the candidate's area of research. In general, the ideal candidate will not only teach -students how to size architectural elements but will also teach students to -think-with-structures -as a generative design tool (structurally derived design). -The successful candidate will be encouraged to embed design thinking and emerging technologies into their structures courses (advanced computational methods as a means of analyzing structural -performance, materials optimization logic, and environmental sustainability). Therefore, preferred -candidates are expected to possess advanced skills in using computational methods to analyze and -evaluate structural design within generative design protocols. This includes for example introducing -reciprocal diagrams of graphic statics as a design tool, integrating physics engines and simulations, -introducing students to computational analysis workflows such as -Grasshopper-Kangaroo-Karamba, -and -coupling structural performance analysis with generative parametric modeling. Additionally, candidates -with research interests in the area of material innovations or advanced fabrication methods as they relate to architectural structures are strongly encouraged to apply.ResearchThe position offers a potential for interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty from the school's areas of -focus - technology, environment, and community - and with colleagues from across the Florida Atlantic University campus. The ideal candidate is encouraged to collaborate and complement the school's existing areas of research, including foldable structures, environmental design, natural materials, artificial intelligence, advanced fabrication, computational design, design-build, informal settlements, social welfare, design ethics, coastal resilience, community engagement, and affordable housing. -The candidate is expected to pursue significant research grants and industry sponsored research -collaborations with students' participation, integrating design and structures. Additionally, the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University has a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Comparative Studies with a concentration in Design, Aesthetics, and the Arts (DAA). The successful candidate will have opportunities to advise Ph.D. students and create a new research lab within the School of Architecture.ServiceThe candidate is expected to engage in the school service, as well as the college and the university level -service activities, and such responsibilities will be determined annually with the school director. Service -to academic and professional organizations will remain at the discretion of the candidate.About the FAU School of ArchitectureFlorida 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. Further information about the School can be found at: - Minimum QualificationsCandidates 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.
    • a Master's Degree in Architectural Engineering or related specializationExperience in teaching, research, design, and/or professional practice is desired. Professional licensure and/or Ph.D. is preferred.Commensurate with ExperienceCollege or DepartmentSchool of Architecture, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and lettersLocationWork Days and HoursNAApplication Deadline2023-01-03-08:00Special Instructions to ApplicantThis 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.PLEASE NOTEA 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;(3) Portfolio of -Research/Creative Activity/ Professional work and sample student work.Transcripts
      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.Accommodations:
      Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.Stay in TouchEnter your name and email below, and we'll send you the latest ACSA news and events. Yes, I would love to receive news and updates from ACSA.

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