Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture

Job description

The University of Kentucky School of Architecture seeks candidates with expertise in current and forward-looking construction technology to teach a combination of design studios and lecture courses in our building science sequence. The full-time academic position comes with a rank based on experience. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and/or undergraduate studio instruction and a required lecture course, as well as a seminar or elective in a specific area of expertise. The appointment comes with an expectation of service to the school, university, and community, as well as start-up support to launch a research program that produces scholarly or creative output of national and international standing.

The successful applicant will possess fluency in contemporary digital tools, material and environmental innovation, and advanced construction methods, as well as a combination of teaching experience, work experience in a progressive architectural practice, and a track record of research in the form of built work, design research, or scholarship in the form of publications, exhibitions, and grants. We are highly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to architectural education for the future architect, to the pursuit of innovation and excellence in design, and to integrating design research and practice with their teaching. An advanced degree in architecture is required, and professional registration is encouraged.

As the Commonwealth of Kentucky's sole NAAB accredited Architecture program, UK offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, as well as a two and three year Master of Architecture programs. Established in 1965, the School of Architecture today employs 30 full and part-time faculty, who teach over 300 graduate and undergraduate students.

The School of Architecture has a rich academic tradition as an open-minded setting that supports diverse intellectual approaches within a rigorous architectural curriculum. Throughout its history, Kentucky's academic environment, one which balances diversity, connectivity, and ingenuity, has attracted outstanding faculty and students, enabling many to reach the highest levels of national academic and professional achievement. On the University of Kentucky's flagship campus in Lexington, the School strives to fulfill the University's bold Land Grant Mission by delivering exceptional design thinking to improve our region's built environment and the lives of its citizens.

The position commences on August 15, 2018, and comes with a rank based upon experience, as well as a competitive salary, research start-up, and benefits package. Interested applicants should include:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Samples (upload under Specific Request 1)
Work Samples (upload under Specific Request 2)

Please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Online applications will be reviewed beginning March 31, 2018, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Interested individuals are sincerely invited to contact the Search Committee Chairs, Prof. Anne Filson ([email protected]) and Prof. William Massie ([email protected]). Further information about the School of Architecture may be found at

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8N100:School of Architecture

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Master Degree or higher

Required Related Experience

Expertise in in current and forward-looking construction technology, and fluency in contemporary digital tools, material and energy innovation, and advanced construction methods. A combination of teaching experience, work experience in a progressive architectural practice, as well as a track record of design research in the form of built work, creative work, or scholarship in the form of publications, exhibitions, and grants.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

NCARB licensure or equivalent

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

The preferred candidate will have at least a Master of Architecture, licensure, and a combination of teaching experience, work experience in a progressive architectural/design construction practice, and a track-record of design research.

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture)
    • Archinect
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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