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Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture

Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture

University of Colorado Denver

Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture - 30102 Faculty Description

University of Colorado Denver
Department: College of Architecture and Planning
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture, Non-Tenure Track
Position #00350670 - Requisition #30102

Job Summary:

The Department of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver has an opening for full-time, one-year visiting faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Our curricular needs are in the areas of Building Technologies, Histories and Theories of World Architecture, Architectural Visualization, and Foundational Design.

The department seeks highly motivated candidates who can address contemporary issues, have established a well-developed teaching Pedagogy, and have a recognized record of a progressive research agenda and/or creative activity. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to teach large lecture courses and seminars to undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. The College of Architecture and Planning is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty dedicated to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and candidates with experience teaching and working with diverse communities and students.

Job Responsibilities
Assistant Professors in the College of Architecture and Planning engage in teaching, scholarly/creative work, and service. The percentages allocated are 40% teaching, 40% scholarly/creative work, and 20% service. The standard academic-year teaching load is two courses per semester.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Architecture is committed to design, research, and scholarship. It is dedicated to engaging diverse perspectives through design inquiry and making in pursuit of an architecture open to all.

About the Architecture Department
The 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 the 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:

About CU 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 are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 academic degree programs, from the bachelor's to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. More than 15,000 students pursue academic programs ranging 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.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver 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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master of Architecture or equivalent degree
  • Evidence of design studio teaching and/or lecture/seminar courses in the area of expertise
  • Evidence of research and/or creative work

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in architecture or a related field
  • Professional license in architecture

  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    How to Apply:

    For full consideration, please submit the following as separate documents to your application:

    1. Letter of interest (not to exceed three pages) to include:

  • Statement of research/ creative practice agenda

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

  • Service achievements and goals

    2. Curriculum Vitae

    3. Portfolio of teaching and/or research/creative work (not to exceed 20 pages)

    4. Names and contact information for three references.

    Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

    Questions should be directed to: CAP Human Resources,

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified. The search committee may request additional materials from shortlisted candidates.

    Anticipated Pay Range:

    The salary for this position has been established at $75,000 to $85,000.

    The above salary represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

    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.

    Total Compensation Calculator:

    ADA Statement:

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

    Background Check Statement:

    The University of Colorado Denver 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

    Vaccination Statement:

    The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

    Denver: University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:


    Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.

    The University of Colorado 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.

    Job Category
    : Faculty Primary Location
    : Denver Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 30114 - CAP-Architecture Department Schedule
    : Full-time Posting Date
    : May 30, 2023 Unposting Date
    : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: CAP Human Resources Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00350670

    To apply, please visit:

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