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Clinical Assistant Professor - 9Mo

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University of Colorado – College of Architecture and Planning

Clinical Assistant Professor


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


**This position is open to current CU Employees only**


The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at the University of Colorado Denver has an opening for a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor Clinical Teaching Track (CTT) level to commence June 2021.  This faculty member will participate in a broad range of teaching, research and creative work, and departmental activities, as well as provide service and administration to the Department of Architecture.  This is a non-tenure position.  Reappointment is on an annual basis.  A comprehensive evaluation is required every three years. a

The Department of Architecture’s Statement of Purpose is: Through design inquiry and making, we engage diverse perspectives in pursuit of an architecture open to all. As such, we seek candidates who will prioritize and advance these values.

About the Architecture DepartmentThe Department of Architecture delivers a four-year pre-professional program (BS Arch), and a NAAB fully accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) for first professional degree students who hold either a non- preprofessional or pre-professional bachelor's degree. Our faculty and students are makers, global citizens, and advocates in a changing world that aligns with the evolving nature of collaborative and professional practice. In addition to the Architecture Program, the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) offers degrees in Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, and a Ph.D. in Design and Planning. For more information visit: http://cap.ucdenver.edu.

College of Architecture and Planning

The mission of CAP is to ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet. In addition to the Architecture Program, CAP offers a BS in Architecture and professional Master’s degrees in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, and a Ph.D. in Geography, Planning, and Design. For more information visit: http://cap.ucdenver.edu

University of Colorado Denver

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that is in demand today. The city benefits from a well-educated top talent that fuels the future of Denver and our region.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and an annual economic impact of $800 million.  Read CU Denver Quick Facts here. 

Job Responsibilities

The Assistant Professor Clinical Teaching Track (CTT) in the Department of Architecture will engage in teaching, research, and service.  They will be expected to teach design studios and lecture courses at the Undergraduate and/or Graduate level and engage in research and service work in consultation with the Chair.  The percentages allocated are 60% teaching, 20% service, and 20% research and creative work. The expected teaching load for this position is six courses per academic year.


  • Demonstrated ability to teach broadly across the architecture curriculum and can teach a wide range of lectures, seminars, and studios.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $70,000-$75,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx 

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in architecture or a related field (or international equivalent)
  • Evidence of ability to teach lecture courses and design studio
  • Demonstrated expertise and teaching in a field of study
Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with prior teaching experience, and/or professional registration, and/or a record of professional practice in architecture.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time