Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Community Design


Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Community Design


Department: School of Architecture / 0-3300-000
College/Division: College of The Arts
Salary Plan: Faculty-Permanent
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of the Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, art, art history, music, theatre, dance, and design. The College’s three research centers lead the way making meaningful contributions to their field in practical ways every day, the most prominent being the university’s world renowned Graphicstudio. 


Our Contemporary Art Museum, Wilson Gallery, three professional theaters and two state of the art concert halls allow us to produce nearly 400 events each year, including concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals—all free of charge and open to the entire Tampa Bay community.  


Founded in 1986 as a graduate program, the USF School of Architecture & Community Design (SACD) was the first state school of architecture in Florida to be located in a major metropolitan center.  The SACD offers a Master of Architecture (MARCH) and a Master of Urban and Community Design (MUCD) degrees.  The school’s research arm, the Florida Center for Community Design and Research, pursues work in resiliency, community planning and design, housing and related interests.  The Florida Center is closely linked to both the MARCH and MUCD degrees.  The SACD is a 2+4 program enrolling approximately 270 undergraduate and graduate students.  Twelve full-time faculty are complimented by numerous adjunct faculty drawn for the robust architectural community in the growing metro Tampa Bay region.  The school maintains close ties to AIA Tampa Bay and the diverse professional community.


The College is an integral engine for socioeconomic progress through research, advocacy, and engagement. Our interdisciplinary ecosystem facilitates, prepares, and educates our students and faculty to become creative leaders in a global society as we engage and collaborate to create lasting positive impact. 


Position Summary:

The School of Architecture and Community Design at the University of South Florida in Tampa invites applications for a full-time tenure accruing position at the rank of assistant professor beginning in August of 2022.  The successful candidate will be required to maintain an active research/creative practice agenda and annually report on progress toward promotion and tenure.   Additionally, they will be expected to teach architectural design studios, offer seminars, lecture courses or workshops. An interest in architectural pedagogy and curriculum construction is desired for there is an opportunity to contribute to a new Bachelor’s Degree in Design in addition to the MARCH and Urban Design curricula. Responsibilities also include service to the school, college and university.


The SACD is part of the USF College of the Arts consisting of the schools of Art and Art History, Theater and Dance, and School of Music, in addition to the Contemporary Art Museum and Graphicstudio, an internationally renowned print and sculpture atelier.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates should hold a terminal degree in architecture or equivalent professional experience. 
  • Candidates should have demonstrated architectural professional experience. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of demonstrated architectural professional experience
  • Teaching experience.


Additional Information for Applicants

Please upload the following when submitting your application for the position. 

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Links to professional and student work.
  • Contact information for 3 references. 
  • Diversity statement that describes their effectiveness in promoting inclusive excellence among diverse populations in teaching, research, and/or practice.


To ensure full consideration please apply by Jan 10, 2022; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.


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Information for Applicants 
This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.


Job Opening Number: 29419


Posting Date:  12/02/2021


Posting End Date: Open until Filled


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About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.


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