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Architectural Technology - Fabrication Specialist, Assistant Professor

Position Deleted on 10/16/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Architecture
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Architectural Technology - Fabrication Specialist.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

The School of Architecture in the College of Fine Arts at UNLV invites applicants for Assistant Professor Fabrication Specialist in Architectural Technology. This is a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning in the fall semester of 2013. The School of Architecture (SOA) offers professionally accredited degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, and Interior Architecture.

Position responsibilities will include a combination of: courses, workshops, and studio support for both foundation level and advanced design softwares and their applications including digital fabrication associated with the three disciplines within the SoA. Courses may be taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to the primary responsibilities, the position may include coordination of the SoA technology software utilization and acquisitions, oversight of student workers and technical research/recommendations for related acquisitions and advances in the computational design and fabrication capabilities of the program. Further, the position may include coordination of the SoA Laboratory for Physical and Computational Simulation (SimLab) operations and acquisitions. This responsibility would include oversight of SimLab student workers and technical research/recommendations for related acquisitions and advances in the SimLab. Where applicable for the role of SimLab coordination, demonstrated experience with safe operations of manual wood shop and metals shop environments would be a positive attribute.

Required Qualifications: Applicant must hold professional Master 's of Architecture degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent Master's degree in related fields of Industrial Design, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape, etc. from a regionally accredited college or university by January 1, 2013. In addition to teaching experience, the selected candidate must demonstrate exemplary related computational design and fabrication abilities, supported by compelling design research and an ability to disseminate his/her creative work/design in appropriate venues.

Desired Qualifications: Applicant should demonstrate accomplishment in use and software interface with a wide range of digital equipment. Applicant's creative work in digital applications for energy performance and sustainability as well as digital fabrication, script writing or robotics are considered positive attributes. Creative work may include any of the three disciplines within the SoA and related activities of digital applications in industrial design, product design, furniture making, site-specific installations, and exhibitions.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

A complete application must include: 1) a 2 - 3 page statement of design, research and/or creative work and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vita; 3) a digital portfolio of representative work (with the applicant's contribution clearly described); and, 4) names and contact information for three references. Additional material, including three letters of reference, will be requested after the initial review process.

Send application to For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact Derek Smith at (702) 895-3886 or The review of materials will begin after application deadline of February 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
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