Temporary Assistant Professor in Architecture

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Lexington, KY
Closing date
Sep 10, 2021

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning

Job Details

Job Title:

Temporary Assistant Professor in Architecture

Requisition Number:

FE02573

Department Name:

8N100:School of Architecture

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:

Faculty

Position Time Status :

Full-Time

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Required Education:

Master of Architecture

Required Related Experience:

Successful applicants will demonstrate a committed interest in and knowledge of contemporary modes of architectural practice, design, and production, which may include: generative design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computation, visualization, and digital fabrication.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

N/A

Job Summary:

The School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design seeks applicants for a full-time, temporary Assistant Professor. The selected candidate will teach design studio plus related digital technologies and visualization courses in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters for a total of 18 credit hours over two semesters.

The School seeks candidates who wish to explore, define, and expand their design research agenda, along with the opportunity to teach motivated students in a program that is committed to design innovation and experimentation. Successful applicants will demonstrate a committed interest in and knowledge of contemporary modes of architectural practice, design, and production, which may include: generative design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computation, visualization, and digital fabrication.

During the course of the appointment, the School will provide an opportunity for the faculty members to express their research and teaching interests through the development of a specialized elective course and a public lecture to the College of Design and its professional partners.
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As the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s sole NAAB accredited Architecture program, the School of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, as well as 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.

The School of Architecture seeks forward-thinking faculty who can leverage the College’s reputation and strengths alongside the other design programs (product design, interior design, historic preservation, and urban & environmental design).

The School of Architecture is located in Lexington, Kentucky on the campus of the University of Kentucky.
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For more information about the College of Design and the University of Kentucky, please visit https://design.uky.edu

Applicants should include, along with their application, the following information:
•CV
•Letter of Interest (cover letter)
•Portfolio of work (upload under Specific Request 1)
Please note that teaching experience is appreciated, but applicants with passion and innovative ideas to prepare students for the future will be prioritized.

Please also provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without consent from the candidate.

This is a nine-month position that starts August 16, 2021 and includes an initial one-year appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

For questions about the position please contact Jeffrey Johnson, Director, School of Architecture, at [email protected]

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :

No

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.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

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.

Organization

Fast Facts

Location: Lexington, Ky.
Founded: 1865
Endowment: $1.1 billion
Budget: $3.5 billion
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded: $316.5 million
Library Holdings: 4.3 million volumes
Enrollment: 30,76
President: Dr. Eli Capilouto
Provost: Dr. David W. Blackwell
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dr. Eric Monday
Executive Vice President for Research: Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Mark F. Newman

About the University

Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.

Mission

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

The University is driven by the promise it has made to Kentucky, one that honors its land-grant mission and a heritage honed through 150 years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Six principles guide our efforts. They are: creating a vibrant undergraduate learning community, advancing a high-quality graduate and professional education portfolio, cultivating a robust research environment, developing a strong and sustainable UK infrastructure, fostering a positive work environment for faculty and staff, and ensuring a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth and the community.

Employment/Benefits

As Central Kentucky's largest employer, the University of Kentucky supports the recruitment and retention of unparalleled talent - individuals who inspire learning, teaching, service and healing through innovation in work solutions, initiatives, policies and programs. Impressive benefits at the University include an excellent retirement package, with an employer match that doubles the employee's contribution, a dynamic work-life program to assist employees in balancing their work with their personal lives, a wellness program to protect, maintain and promote the health of employees, and a strategic plan that nurtures diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity. For more information regarding benefits, visit http://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

Research

In fiscal year 2016, the University of Kentucky was awarded $316.5 million in external grants and contracts. UK is one of only eight universities across the country with the full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical programs on one contiguous campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. Moreover, UK is currently one of only 22 public institutions with a trifecta of federal designations of excellence in research: for aging, in cancer and in translational science. A new $265 million research facility, due to open in 2018, will bring together clinicians, scientists and scholars from across UK’s campus to reduce health gaps in Kentucky. These health gaps include cancer, cardiovascular disease & stroke, diabetes & obesity, substance abuse, and neuroscience & aging.

Research at UK is a dynamic enterprise encompassing both traditional scholarship and emerging technologies. UK is one of eight universities in the U.S. that has well-established programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2013, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced its designation as a National Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation places UK among an elite group of 22 research universities that can boast the "Triple Crown" of federal research awards: NCI designation, the Clinical Translational Sciences Award, and a federally supported Alzheimer's Disease Center.

UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has strategically developed an incredible capacity to serve the Commonwealth through its state-of-the-art patient care pavilion and emergency rooms, advanced biomedical and biological research, and a network of affiliate health care agencies throughout Kentucky. Passion for people and a vision for the "medical campus of the future" have inspired leading physicians and researchers from across the United States to join UK. Their research agenda is balanced with outreach to affiliated and partner hospitals, so Kentucky families can receive high-quality health care at home and travel to Lexington for only the most advanced, complex medical care and procedures.

Living in the Bluegrass

Ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, Lexington offers many diverse educational, cultural and commercial opportunities. With a population of more than 314,000 people, Lexington supports cultural attractions such as opera, ballet, theater and musical events. Surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms, the Bluegrass Region is known for its natural beauty. For more information: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/life-in-lexington.

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