Assistant Professor, Architecture

Position Number:  39461
Class Title:  Assistant Professor, Architecture

Administrative Title:  No Administrative Function
FTE:  1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date:  12/07/2018
Job Close Date:  01/17/2018
Open Until Filled:  No
Division:  Academic Affairs
College/Area:  College of Arts and Humanities-Regional Campus
Department:  CAH-School of Visual Arts and Design
Annual Salary:  Negotiable
Type of Appointment:  Regular
Job Category:  Faculty


Job Description

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an assistant professor in the area of Architecture. The successful candidate will a) deliver courses at the undergraduate level that inspire majors in Architectural Design, Topics in Digital Media and Architectural Theory; b) conduct scholarly research and service; c) interact with the community of practicing architects in Central Florida; d) collaborate with colleagues from Valencia College, the University of Florida and other partners; and e) maintain regular office hours.


This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-earning assistant professor position that will teach a three-course load per semester. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence. Faculty are expected to participate in department and university service including committee work. UCF offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Design degree in Architecture. The School of Visual Arts & Design is a large diverse unit with approximately 1,700 majors and minors in the following areas of study: animation, architecture, art history, photography, graphic design, emerging media, and studio art. UCF offers the following degrees: Architecture (B. Des.). Art (B.A. and BFA), Emerging Media (B.A., BFA, and MFA), and Photography (B.S.). More information about the school and our offerings is available at The anticipated start date is August 8, 2019.


Position Minimum Qualifications

Master of architecture from an accredited institution. Evidence of competence with a range of materials, equipment and technologies, and effective communication skills.



1. A demonstrated interest in forming partnerships with industry and within academia.

 2. A record of diverse professional and distinctive scholarly work in the field of Architecture and Design.

 3. Resourceful, collaborative, versatile thinker/producer with an emphasis on developing and teaching Design Studio courses, Digital Media, and/or Architectural Theory.

 4. Demonstrated teaching experience teaching at an institution of higher education.


Special Conditions

The work location is on the West Valencia Campus.


Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all candidates apply online at In addition to the online application, please upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; (3) a teaching philosophy; 4) a one-page, type written statement about candidate’s scholarly or creative projects; and 5) the contact information for three professional references. In addition, applicants must also mail a physical portfolio: 20-page color, double-sided document. The portfolio should include labeled examples of student work generated under the academic direction of the applicant at an institution of higher education (first 10 pages), and other work (labeled): research, academic, and professional (second 10 pages).


All identifying student information should be removed from any submitted student work.


Portfolios must be received within 5 to 7 days after submitting an application and should be mailed to the following address:

UCF Connect

 Valencia West Center

 1800 South Kirkman Road

 Building 11, Room 104

 Orlando, Florida 32811

ATTN: Donald Watters

 Portfolios will not be returned to the applicant.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.


The site will not accept more than 10MB total per applicant.


The selected applicant will need to provide official transcripts.


Please direct search related inquiries to:, UCF Architecture coordinator.


As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF is an Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

 As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 67,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger’s, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.