Assistant Teaching Professor, Design and Building Systems

FIU College of Communication, Architecture and The Arts

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Position Description
The Department of Architecture in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure earning, Assistant Teaching Professor in design with a focus on instruction in building systems and structural assemblies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Primary teaching responsibilities include design studio and required building systems courses in the Master of Architecture program. The assignment begins in August 2024. 

We invite applicants with an advanced professional degree in architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and previous graduate teaching experience.  

Minimum academic requirements for the position: The Master of Architecture, the Master of Science in Engineering, or the equivalent international degree in Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related field.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID # 531104 at and attach the following: 

  1. Letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s background in teaching. Letter should also speak to your record of, or potential for, contributing to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community.
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Teaching Statement 
  4. Samples of teaching 
  5. Names and contact information of three references. They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted or as determined by the search committee.

Direct any questions to Jason Chandler, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: For full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 30, 2024. Applications will be accepted, and review will continue, until the position is filled.

About the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios and real-world projects; performances and productions; a student-run communication agency; and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.

About the FIU Department of Architecture and School of Architecture
Within the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, the Department of Architecture resides in the School of Architecture, with the Department of Interior Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Urban Design. All three departments share a rich history of interdisciplinary design and research collaboration. All programs in the three Departments are designated as Federal STEM disciplines. This entitles students to apply for up to 3 years of employment in the United States under the OPT system. The School of Architecture was ranked #17 among public universities in North America by the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject.  The Department of Architecture was also ranked #19 by Design Intelligence among programs whose graduates are most hired nationwide. 

As part of a minority serving university, with over 650 students, the Department of Architecture educates students in the profession of architecture to become thoughtful practitioners and critical thinkers. Students arrive at various points in their educational careers—as freshmen, as third-year transfer students, and as graduate students to pursue an accredited, professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree. The department has recently instituted a post-professional Doctorate of Design (DDes) degree, which draws students internationally and offers them opportunities to teach and pursue funded research while studying.   

The School of Architecture is housed in the award-wining Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building designed by Bernard Tschumi, which includes the Robotics and Digital Fabrication Lab, and the Structural and Environmental Technologies Lab. Additional facilities include the School of Architecture Miami Beach Urban Studios that houses the CARTA Innovation Lab, and a new facility in the Wynwood Arts District. 

Our faculty is engaged in a wide range of research and creative activities in sustainability and climate change, urbanism, affordable housing, green building automation, innovative teaching techniques, culture, and history of global modernism, performative scripting, digital fabrication, and architectural installations. To enhance student learning and support faculty research, the Department offers a broad range of study abroad programs.  The FIU School of Architecture supports a diverse and inclusive environment that challenges biases and prejudices as part of its academic curriculum, design studios, and engagement with the community. These ideals are championed by the students, staff, and faculty members of the school. For more information about Architecture at FIU, visit

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Pay Transparency
Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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