Asst Professor - Department of Architecture

University of Colorado - Department of Architecture

Asst Professor

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2017 to teach and coordinate foundational design and to research in design pedagogy.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 18,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 5,000 degrees each year. Our award-winning faculty and renowned researchers offer nearly 150 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. Our campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs at our comprehensive campus in the heart of Denver, we offer a wide array of health-related programs and facilities at our Anschutz Medical Campus. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the CU Denver campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the central business district and the Lower Downtown Historic District (LoDo), affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets. The Denver campus is the home of the most diverse student body among public research universities in Colorado.

The College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver is the only college in Colorado offering comprehensive programs in the design and planning of the built environment, from undergraduate through professional master's degrees to the interdisciplinary doctorate. Nearly 700 students are enrolled in accredited architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, urban design, and historic preservation programs. The Department of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Architecture and a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) professional degree. The BS in Architecture is a young and growing program with over 300 students and the M.Arch. program admits approximately 90 students per year. The concentration of architecture firms, private foundations, state and federal agencies along Colorado's Front Range affords a wealth of research and learning opportunities for faculty and students alike. For further information go to:

Job Summary:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in the Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning engage in 40% teaching, 40% research or creative activity, and 20% service. The standard academic-year teaching load is two courses per semester.

The Department of Architecture seeks highly motivated candidates with a record of design teaching and either scholarship or innovative creative activity. The position will teach required design studios, required courses and seminars, and electives in a specific area of expertise. The initial course assignments will be in the B.S. in Architecture program.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to show promise in an area of research expertise and are to produce creative research and design at the highest level, and will be required to obtain exemplary external peer evaluations of the projects in the form of design awards or other citations, or disseminate reflections on the scholarship of application through traditional scholarly venues. The candidate will demonstrate the potential for success in this position with a portfolio of several successful projects, and the potential for scholarship. The faculty members of the Department of Architecture each contribute scholarly and professional leadership to some dimension of architectural education. Our individual strengths complement those of our colleagues, and we regularly collaborate to both advance the field and educate our students. We seek colleagues who can join us in developing innovative educational programs and compelling research.


Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in architecture (or international equivalent)
  • Evidence of foundational design studio teaching
  • Evidence of research and/or creative work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in architecture or a related field
  • Professional experience and licensure in architecture

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Application Materials Required:Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1st, 2017. When applying at CU Careers (Posting Number 07899), applicants must include: 1) Curriculum Vitae including website address, if available. 2) Statement addressing career objectives, overview of experience and achievements, approach to teaching, research goals, and a summary of teaching evaluations, if available. 3) Names and contact information for three referees. 4) A summary portfolio of work, professional or academic, not to exceed 2.5Mb. You may also include a link to where a more comprehensive portfolio can be found, if you choose.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30114 - CAP-Architecture Department

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 22, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: John Semple

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00351046