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Assistant Professor in Architecture
Title:Assistant Professor in Architecture
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: Open to the public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular 

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES004/4

Salary Range:
$42,974 - $69,000

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

4200 Connecticut Avenue. NW. Washington DC. 20008

Brief Description of Duties 

The Department of Architecture and Urban Sustainability at The University of the District of Columbia, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Architecture and Community Planning programs, with a start date of approximately August 16, 2020.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Teach design studios in the undergraduate (B.S. in Architecture) program, as well as lecture and seminar courses in their area of expertise at either the undergraduate or NAAB accredited (candidate) graduate (M. Arch.) program in Architecture and Community Planning.
2.       Conduct research and scholarly activities in an area of Architecture and Community Planning.
3.      Establish a research focus in any of the following areas but not limited to: urban sustainability, sustainable architecture, building technology, digital fabrication, urban design, urban planning, and built environment.
4.      Engage students in community-centered activities to prepare them for entry level positions in architecture and graduate level scholarship.
5.      Work with students to plan and mentor research and service learning experiences that stress the experiential, active learning and development of critical skills which are the focus of the Architecture and Community Planning.
6.      Available on campus to advise students and participate in department and university service.
7.      Work with students to plan and implement effective leadership development opportunities both in the classroom and outside of the classroom.
8.      Develop and maintain an awareness of urban planning, urban sustainability, and urban architectural issues in communities in the District of Columbia.

Minimum Job Requirements

1.      Terminal degree in Architecture (M.Arch. or B.Arch plus post-professional master’s degree in architecture or related field) , PhD preferred.
2.      Practice experience and Registered Architect (required) in one of the 54 U.S. jurisdictions, licensure in the District of Columbia (preferred).
3.      Three years of teaching in Architecture and Community Planning field
4.      Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills
5.      Proven record of teaching, research, and problem-solving skills
6.      Familiarity with and adherence to NAAB accreditation standards
7.      A proven commitment to continuous improvement and to proactive, outcomes oriented work in meeting the responsibilities and duties described.

  A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  2. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent at the Assistant and Associate level.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference:
A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.


Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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