Gainesville FL
Sep 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:


Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning invites applications for a Lecturer position in its interdisciplinary Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment in Gainesville, Florida. This position is a full-time, tenure ineligible, 12-month position with a teaching focus. The target start date is January 2018, but an August 2018 start is possible to accommodate the selected candidate’s availability.

The Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) engages faculty from the 4 academic units in the College:  the School of Architecture, the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management, the Department of Interior Design, and the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.  The lecturer hired will have an academic home in one of these four units, based on their educational background and area(s) of expertise.

The anticipated teaching assignment each semester is three 3-credit hour lecture courses or the equivalent.  Additionally, the lecturer will serve as a senior capstone mentor for students and may serve on graduate committees in the College.  The individual will be expected to contribute to the governance of the Program, her/his home academic unit, and the College through active participation in regular faculty, committee and academic planning meetings, and attendance at special events.  The candidate also will be expected to collaborate with other academicians within the College and from across campus.

The Program seeks a colleague with clear potential to succeed in a diverse college where the principles of sustainability and resiliency unify all disciplines.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in interdisciplinary, undergraduate instruction, and an established record of service. 

Candidates should possess technical proficiency with geographic information systems with a geodesign focus*, and demonstrate expertise in its application in at least one of the following areas:

  • Land use analysis and planning
  • Urban design
  • Ecosystem management
  • The SBE Program offers a 120 credit Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a 15 credit undergraduate minor.  The major and minor were created in 2008 and have grown to annual enrollments of approximately 110 and 30 students, respectively.   There are two specializations offered in the major, one is highly flexible and customizable to meet the interests of individual students and the other focuses on the principles, applications and techniques of geodesign. 

     *Geodesign is a design and planning method which tightly couples the creation of design proposals with impact simulations informed by geographic contexts." (Flaxman 2010)

    Advertised Salary:

    Commensurate on education and experience.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution or other internationally recognized accrediting body in architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning or allied disciplines.
  • Teaching experience including undergraduate studios and lectures
  • Applied experience in the area(s) of expertise
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary and student-centered approaches to teaching and learning
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning or allied disciplines
  • Active professional licensure
  • Participation in academic or professional associations with a particular focus on sustainability, resiliency and/or Geodesign.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    In addition to the online application, applicants should upload the following individual PDF documents:

    1) Letter of application

    2) Curriculum vitae

    3) Contact information for three professional references

    4) Portfolio showing examples of student work prepared under the academic direction of the applicant, and

    5) Examples of candidate’s professional and academic work.


    Questions regarding this position may be directed to:

    Margaret Carr, Search Committee Chair

    Interim Director, Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment

    College of Design, Construction and Planning

    331 Architecture, POB 115701

    University of Florida

    Gainesville, FL 32611-5701

    Phone: (352) 294-3972

    Fax: (352) 392-7266

    Email: mcarr@ufl.edu

    Review of qualified applications will begin on Monday, 23 October 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

    UF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

    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/.

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

    Health Assessment Required:  No


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