Bachelor of Architecture (Lecturer of Architecture, Non-Tenure Track) - Updated 10/25/19

  • University of Maine at Augusta, Architecture Department
  • 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, USA
  • Oct 22, 2019
Full time   Architecture

Job Description

This vacancy notice was revised on 10/25/19.
The professional architecture license (active or inactive) qualification was changed from a requirement to a preference.  
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The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three-year fixed-length design-studio instructor in the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Program.  Based on specific criteria, the position may be converted to a tenure-track post after the fixed-length period.  UMA’s B.Arch is Maine’s only professional architecture program and built upon our twenty-five-year history of providing architectural education in Maine.  UMA’s B.Arch is the only public B.Arch in northern New England.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this new chapter of architectural education in Maine.

The applicant will be expected to be of service to the department, college, university, and community, and will be responsible for committed student advising, recruitment, and other extra-curricular activities associated with developing the Bachelor of Architecture program.  The position carries a 9-credit load per semester, typically teaching a combination of a design-studio and two core architecture courses each semester.  The appointment will begin fall semester, 2020. 

This faculty position may require teaching both day and evening on our campus in Augusta; student advising; curriculum development; research and scholarship; university and community service.  The successful candidate may also be expected to teach via one or more of the distance education modalities utilized by the University including online instruction.  UMA has a small campus environment and stresses an excellence-in-teaching based approach for academic advancement and pursuit of tenure.

UMA Architecture’s Mission:  Architecture through Engagement
Our mission expresses who we are:  SMALL…INTEGRATED…HANDS-ON.  This fundamentally means we are about people:  our students, our faculty, and our community partners.  We teach architecture through engagement, educating and empowering students to explore, investigate, and analyze the built environment.  Engagement brings students into active contact with each other, their coursework, and our community partners.  

The University of Maine at Augusta’s Architecture program is rooted in three essential elements.  The first is the mission to engage community; this is where our work takes place.  The second is the desire to work in collaboration, within the department, the university, and with community partners; this is what allows us to affect positive change.  And third is seen in our curriculum, based in the idea of being “grounded in real”; these are the tools we use to affect our collective built environment.  For additional information about UMA’s B.Arch, please visit our web site at http://www.uma.edu/barch.

Salary:  The normal hiring range for this position is mid-to-upper fifties, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers an excellent fringe benefits package. 

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Requirements:  UMA is looking for a candidate with a minimum of a D.Arch, M.Arch, or a B.Arch with a master’s degree in a related field, teaching experience at the university level, and possession of a record of recognized scholarly, creative, and/or professional work.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach a wide range of design studio courses from first-year, fundamental design skills to fifth-year thesis studio.  

Preferences:  The preferred candidate will have the capacity and interest to also teach courses in one of our integrated sequences:  either History and Theory, or Digital Practice.  A professional architecture license (active or inactive) is preferred.  The applicant should demonstrate an ability and willingness to bridge between these courses and the design studio.  Experience with current design and graphics computer applications is preferred.  Community work, especially that relating to the practice of architecture, is preferred. 

Application Details

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/.  Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position."  You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application, upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and five samples (maximum) of professional work, and five samples (maximum) student work completed under applicant’s tutelage, all in PDF format.  You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. 

Review of applications will begin November 12.  Materials received after November 11, 2019 will be considered at the discretion of the university.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.  

The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.

 

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Maine at Augusta and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin November 12. Materials received after November 11, 2019 will be considered at the discretion of the university.