Assistant Professor of Architecture in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication (84213)Location:
Gainesville, FlOpen Date:
Oct 22, 2021Description:
University of Florida’s School of Architecture at the (UFSoA) invites applications for a faculty position in Computational Design and/or digital fabrication, at the Assistant Professor level. This is a tenure-accruing position. Applicants should articulate a strong research agenda in areas that include one or more of the following: robotic fabrication, design and construction automation, performance-based design and optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented environments, generative and parametric design and analysis, agent-based modeling, digital communications, computational structures, and related fields. The position requires successful candidates to secure external funding, maintain active scholarship through peer-reviewed research, and direct undergraduate and graduate research projects. In addition to the production of a robust research portfolio, the position requires candidates to teach seminars, lecture courses, and design studios that take advantage of, and further, their research agenda. The position also requires participating in the development of the design studio and digital technology curriculum, and serving on academic committees.
The successful candidate(s) will join a highly motivated faculty at a Top 5 public university (according to the 2021 U.S. News and World Reports rankings). Opportunities include partnering with UF’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative (https://ai.ufl.edu) which is aimed at advancing UF as a national and worldwide leader in AI. This initiative is supported by a $70 million initial investment and one of the most powerful AI supercomputers (HiPerGator 3.0) in an institution of higher education in the world. As part of this initiative, UF is committed to hiring 100 new faculty members through a collaborative, inter-collegiate framework. Opportunities for collaboration also exist with the DCP Fabrication Lab—that houses a wide variety of digital fabrication equipment, including CNC, waterjet, laser cutters, and a variety of 3D printing technology (FDM, UV resin, carbon fiber, and metal)—and the Rinker School of Construction Management’s new focus on robotic automated construction.
Gainesville is home to a vibrant, welcoming community with diverse cultural, natural, and educational resources. The UFSoA is known for its rigorous interdisciplinary design studio curriculum with numerous academic concentrations and substantial international opportunities for both research and teaching. The UFSoA has more than six hundred students with thirty-three full-time faculty and offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architectural Studies, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture. The School is one of five units in the College of Design, Construction and Planning’s active, interdisciplinary environment that seeks to contribute to solving environmental challenges in Florida, across the US, and the world. UFSoA faculty engage in research and teaching alliances with colleagues in each of the college’s other units, reflecting the college’s dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition to Gainesville, UFSoA maintains campuses in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Vicenza (Italy), which offer faculty additional opportunities for research and teaching. UFSoA is committed to supporting faculty through mentorship, research and travel funding, assistance with grant writing and publication, and funding for graduate assistants to support teaching and research.Qualifications:
Required: Professional or post-professional graduate degree in architecture or a related field.
Preferred: Professional license and/or Ph.D. is highly desirable, as is previous design studio teaching experience, peer-reviewed research (peer-reviewed publications, funded research, and other forms of scholarship), and/or professional experience.
The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Florida has a student body of over 52,000 undergraduate, graduate, and first professional degree students, including over 14,500 minority students, and 6,000 international students.
Special Applicant Instructions
Review of completed applications will begin November 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu (the job ID is 84213) with the following materials: a letter of interest that provides professional, pedagogical, and research interests and goals with specific discussion of how your work is supportive of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment; a current curriculum vitae; a portfolio of creative, scholarly, professional, and/or teaching work; and at least three references with contact information. Inquiries may be sent to:
Chair, Faculty Search Committee for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication
University of Florida, School of Architecture
P.O. Box 115702, Gainesville, FL 32611-5702
Tel: 352-294-3373 Email: [email protected]
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/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.