AST/ASO PROF

Location
Florida
Posted
Feb 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Associate Professor (00032097) and Assistant Professor (00032098)

Job Description:

The College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) at the University of Florida invites applications for up to 5 open-rank tenure-track faculty positions under the theme of 'Resilient, Smart, Sustainable and Healthy Built Environments'. These positions are part of a major new initiative to build on the College's strength in the design, construction and planning of the built environment.

The successful candidates will form the core faculty for the University's proposed Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER). Candidates should hold a PhD or professional graduate degree and be tenure-eligible in one of the College's key disciplines of Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning or cognate disciplines. They should have strong and innovative research expertise in one or more of the following research areas:

Landscapes and Communities

  • Embedded resilience in existing and future urban environments;
  • Designs that revive inner city neighborhoods and/or minimize urban sprawl;
  • Urban Metabolism;
  • Impact of climate change

Building Systems

  • Design of environmental systems for buildings that enhance human wellbeing and productivity;
  • Use of renewable resources, innovative material research and/or reuse of existing materials in design and construction of buildings

Infrastructure Systems

  • Distributed energy systems;
  • Socio-technical systems design;
  • Design of transportation systems to reinforce compact community design and to enhance livability;
  • Critical infrastructure systems

Technology

  • Computer-based modeling and simulation of built environment interdependencies;
  • Systems thinking, system of systems concepts and intelligent/smart systems;
  • Circular Economy

The Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER) is intended to become a key global player in the planning, design, construction and management of built environments and, in addition to close interaction with existing faculty, centers and initiatives within DCP, it will seek to build collaboration with other colleges and entities at UF, and with international centers of excellence.

Established in 1925, DCP has become one of the largest colleges of design, construction and planning in the country. The Fall 2016 enrollment of 1,400 students includes approximately 900 undergraduates and 500 graduate students.  The College employs over 140 academic, research, administrative support and other staff, which includes 54 tenured or tenure-track faculty members.

DCP is uniquely equipped to address the major challenges posed by rapid urbanization, climatic and demographic changes, sustainability imperatives, and the need for synergy between the built and natural environments. It houses all the critical disciplines that have an impact on the planning, design, construction and sustainability of built and natural environments.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience and education 

Minimum Requirements:

Should hold a PhD or professional graduate degree and be tenure-eligible in one of the College's key disciplines of Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning or cognate disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

They should have strong and innovative research expertise in one or more of the following research areas:

Landscapes and Communities

  • Embedded resilience in existing and future urban environments;
  • Designs that revive inner city neighborhoods and/or minimize urban sprawl;
  • Urban Metabolism;
  • Impact of climate change

Building Systems

  • Design of environmental systems for buildings that enhance human wellbeing and productivity;
  • Use of renewable resources, innovative material research and/or reuse of existing materials in design and construction of buildings

Infrastructure Systems

  • Distributed energy systems;
  • Socio-technical systems design;
  • Design of transportation systems to reinforce compact community design and to enhance livability;
  • Critical infrastructure systems

Technology

  • Computer-based modeling and simulation of built environment interdependencies;
  • Systems thinking, system of systems concepts and intelligent/smart systems;
  • Circular Economy
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, the required documents (CV, letter of interest, research agenda/portfolio, and names and contact information for a minimum of three references – the references will not be contacted prior to permission from applicants) should be submitted by March 13, 2017 when the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications.

Candidates with research interests in Latin American Urbanism will be considered for a joint appointment with the Center for Latin American Studies.

For additional information, contact Dr. Abdol Chini, Search Committee Chair (Phone 352-294-1407 or chini@ufl.edu).

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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