The University of South Florida invites applications from accomplished researchers and scholars with a demonstrated commitment to one or more of USF’s Strategic priorities in community engagement; enhancing global literacy and impact; and integrated, interdisciplinary inquiry.
Position: The School of Architecture and Community Design (SACD) and its research center, the Florida Center for Community Design and Research seeks a Research Associate, position #13682, a 9 month, full-time non-tenure track faculty position with teaching and community engagement experience. The position begins August 7, 2017.
The vision of the School of Architecture and Community Design is to be nationally and internationally recognized as a distinguished center for study, research, design, and community engagement in architecture and urbanism. We envision a program that critically engages the built environment through academically diverse, socially and environmentally responsible inquiries that stress innovation and rigor in a learner-centered environment.
The mission of the Florida Center is to assist the citizens of Florida in the creation of more livable and sustainable communities. The Florida Center is an interdisciplinary research center within the School of Architecture and Community Design and was founded as a statewide research center to address urban and regional design issues related to both natural and built environments. The Florida Center, in collaboration with SACD has a 30 year history of providing design expertise, technical assistance, community engagement, and applied research to assist Florida’s growing communities.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree from an accredited institution with demonstrated record of academic research achievement, or professional qualifications in the field of specialization above those which would be equivalent to the highest degree are required. Qualifications include: a Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design; experience teaching design studio in a professional architecture degree program; the interest and ability to develop and teach courses which emphasize the integration of service learning and community engagement; evidence of outstanding design skills; evidence of successful sponsored projects within a university setting; transdisciplinary professional practice experience, and experience managing projects.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of successful design studio teaching and other research achievements. Interest and ability to teach courses that involve community engagement/service–learning. Evidence of successful management and completion of sponsored projects within a university setting. PhD or terminal degree in one of the disciplines offered by the SACD and five to ten years of experience in design research and/or practice directly related to one (or more) of the disciplines within the SACD.
Duties: The Research Associate position within the School of Architecture and Community Design will work in collaboration with the Florida Center for Community Design and Research. The position requires 50% time for teaching studio and/or elective courses, and 50% time working on sponsored research projects under the Director of the Florida Center or other Principle Investigator.
Responsibilities of the position include: 1) teaching (Teaching duties are assigned by the School of Architecture and Community Design, but may be in coordination with the Florida Center depending on the nature of the course such as a sponsored studio. 2) engagement with the professional and public community through the Florida Center, 3) developing and undertaking outreach and service-learning initiatives in coordination with the Florida Center and the School.
How To Apply: An on-line application is required to be completed at www.usf.edu/employment and search for posting number #12925. IMPORTANT! The following materials must be uploaded with your application to the website as one document: a letter of intent, curriculum vita and the names andcontact information of at least three references. For full consideration, applications should be received by May 31, 2017. However, applications will be received until the position is filled.
The School: The School of Architecture & Community Design (SACD) with its research arm the Florida Center for Community Design & Research is a graduate only, highly competitive program. The vision of SACD is to be nationally and internationally recognized as a distinguished center for study, research, design and community engagement in architecture and urbanism. We envision a program that critically engages the built environment through academically diverse, socially and environmentally responsible inquiries that stress innovation and rigor in a learning-centered environment. http://www.arch.usf.edu
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Legal Notices: The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The search and selection process will be conducted in accordance with provisions of the Government in the Sunshine laws of the State of Florida. Meetings of the search committee are open to the public. All documents related to the search are available for public inspection. For additional information or disability accommodations please contact Hilaria Fuentes, Search Facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813/974-2143 or FAX: 813/974-6023 at least five working days in advance of need. This position is subject to a criminal background check.