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Assistant Professor - 9 month

Job description

Posting Number F377P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/24074

Working Title Assistant Professor - 9 month

Department Architecture

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design includes accredited departments of Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, and an award-winning Community Design Center. Established programs in Rome and Mexico City and a rigorous Honors program within the School complement all departments. Housed in a world-class building designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects, the three departments promote interdisciplinary collaboration and shared resources including state-of- the-art fabrication, model-making labs, wood shop, and materials lab. Collaboration among disciplines is further encouraged through a growing variety of upper level interdisciplinary studios and seminars. A broad range of course offerings equips graduates with the knowledge and critical agility required to meet the challenges of designing for a changing world. Their education provides students with critical frameworks for design thinking that also equip them to assume leadership roles in the profession and in their communities.

The Department of Architecture offers an accredited professional five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree and a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree, enrolling approximately 300 students. The Department of Architecture was recognized by Design Intelligence in its top 20 program rankings, as high as eighth among programs in public universities, and is dedicated to continued and heightened advancement. The Department takes seriously its obligation to teach critical design thinking and conceptual agility and to prepare its students to assume leadership roles in multidisciplinary, collaborative and integrated practices.

Department Home Page http://fayjones.uark.edu/academics/architecture/index.php

Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Architecture

Summary of Job Duties

This tenure-track Assistant Professor position will lead classroom/studio instruction, provide curriculum material, construct syllabi, create and give exams, test, advise students, and provide other scholastic achievement guidance.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Terminal degree in architecture (M.Arch or equivalent) conferred by the start of employment
  • A recognized body of creative work
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • An ability to work with colleagues and students in a collegial manner

Preferred Qualifications
  • Post professional education in architecture or an allied discipline
  • Experience with evidence of successful teaching in studios and lecture/seminars
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate courses across the departmental curriculum
  • Experience working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in professional architecture practice
  • Experience in an active and on-going research, scholarship, professional practice, or creative activity agenda

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Sharps


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking


  • Repetitive motion

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please specify

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

David Buege
Professor of Architecture
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
1 University of Arkansas
120 WALK
Fayetteville, AR 72701

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

To be considered, applicants will need to submit a letter of interest including teaching and research statement (2 page maximum), curriculum vitae, a portfolio (20 page, 2.5GB maximum) in PDF format, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (include email, telephone, and nature of association).

Portfolios will be collected through uark.box.com.
Once you complete your application, you will receive an email in one to two business days with a link to upload your portfolio materials to uark.box.com. For questions or assistance with uploading your materials, please contact Human Resources at (479) 575-5351.

In addition to a digital portfolio, applicants may submit a printed portfolio which includes the following: professional and personal creative work with associated project descriptions; student work completed under direction of applicant with associated project descriptions; and abstracts for research papers and manuscripts (if appropriate).

An optional printed portfolio may be sent to:

Department of Architecture Search Committee
Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
University of Arkansas
120 Vol Walker
Fayetteville, AR 72701

References, official graduate transcripts, and background checks will be required from finalists.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status





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    Posted: 2/19/2018
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