Assistant Professor of Architecture

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

ID: 7074099
Posted: January 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Primary Duties and
Belmont University’s O’More College of Architecture and Design is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the Architecture program, beginning August 1, 2021.

Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
Design with understanding of/interest in: traditional/vernacular methods as well as modernist approaches; community service projects in Nashville and other cities in the southeast; sustainability in all its realms; ethics and equity; or capacity for work with manual and digital techniques and processes
History/theory, especially as connected to urban settings, Southern traditions, and sustainability studies
Building science, drawing from both vernacular/traditional and contemporary practices
Engaging in activities to support the mission, vision, and values of the university, college, and department, including through pedagogical practices
Developing timeline of classes and assessments for each course; coordinating syllabi and schedules with other faculty when teaching cross-listed and multiple-section courses
Participating in departmental and college meetings; engaging in institutional service as appropriate
Abiding by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies as published online in the Faculty Handbook and in other venues
Providing academic advising to students in the architecture major
Engaging scholarly/creative activities, including developments in teaching and learning
Taking part in recruitment and retention efforts for the college
Required Qualifications: Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Enthusiasm for working in an architecture program situated within a liberal arts, mission-oriented university
Demonstrated knowledge of content, principles, methods and current developments in the field of study
Knowledge of contemporary instructional strategies and interest in expanding pedagogical expertise
Ability to support, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate undergraduate students
Demonstrated familiarity with various software packages and Internet resources
Willingness to learn and adopt University platforms, including the grade management system and Blackboard Ultra, and to integrate appropriate digital technologies into the teaching and learning process
Capacity to manage diverse learning spaces, including conventional classrooms, studios, and labs, as appropriate to the position
Ability to communicate clearly and interact collegially with students, colleagues and the general public in a professional manner
Willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in other disciplines
Capacity to infuse classroom experience and course content with inter-departmental concerns for equity and sustainability
Interest in, and ability to, execute responsibilities of a program coordinator and Architectural Experience Program (AXP) Coordinator, including:
Scheduling courses
Advising students on internship opportunities
Assisting students to engage in the AXP
Coordinating with the dean on such activities as hiring adjunct faculty members and preparing the departmental budget

Required Education Terminal degree in the field, usually: M.Arch., or foreign equivalent, or Ph.D. with emphasis in a relevant discipline Applicants who lack an appropriate terminal degree, but who possess exceptional experience or training in the field, should provide full documentation as part of their application.

Required Experience Teaching experience at the college level Experience working in an architecture office Professional licensure or capacity for/actively seeking licensure One of the following: Research agenda with emphasis in architectural history or building science Practice-oriented experience that includes examples of community design, vernacular methods, and/or social justice initiatives.


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