Director of Graduate Program / Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Program / Associate Professor

University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning

Courtesy of University of Colorado Denver.

February 2, 2024
Director of Graduate Program / Associate Professor
Department of Architecture
University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning
CU Building
1250 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
United States

The University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning is seeking qualified candidates currently at the rank of Associate Professor for the Director of the Graduate Program position with an anticipated start date of July 2024.

About CU Denver
As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 academic degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. More than 15,000 students pursue academic programs ranging from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a significant contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and an annual economic impact of 800 million USD. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

About the Architecture Department  
The Department of Architecture delivers a four-year pre-professional program (BS Arch) and a NAAB fully accredited Master of Architecture (MArch) for first professional degree students who hold either a non-preprofessional or pre-professional bachelor’s degree. Our faculty and students are global citizens and advocates in a changing world that aligns with the evolving nature of collaborative and professional practice. In addition to the Architecture Program, the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) offers degrees in Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, and a PhD in Geography, Planning, and Design. For more information, visit

The successful candidate should be an experienced educator with expertise in either Building Technologies, Histories and Theories of World Architecture, Architectural Visualization, or Foundational Design. Given the University’s mission and student body composition, we are especially interested in qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings or a teaching, research, and mentoring record supporting and benefiting diverse communities.

The Department seeks highly motivated candidates who can address contemporary issues, have established a well-developed teaching Pedagogy, and have a recognized record of a progressive research agenda or creative activity in their area of expertise. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to teach large lecture courses and seminars to students from diverse backgrounds. The College of Architecture and Planning is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty dedicated to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and candidates with experience teaching and working with diverse communities and students.

Job responsibilities
The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, with commensurate teaching, research, and service responsibilities in the program, adjusted for administrative responsibilities. 

The Director’s responsibilities include:
–Working in tandem with the Department Chair and faculty to develop a clear curricular vision for the MArch Program. 
–Oversee, coordinate, and implement curricular objectives as determined by the faculty.
–Lead curriculum assessment process in the MArch program for the University and the NAAB.
–Work in tandem with the Department Chair, the Undergraduate Program Director, and the Administrative Executive to ensure timely and smooth operations in the MArch program.
–Assist the Chair in identifying and recruiting diverse part-time faculty members from the practice community to teach in the Graduate program.
–Assist the Chair in the administration of the Department (including coordination with the Graduate Student Advisor, Graduate Student Representative, and College Staff).
–Oversee annual NAAB statistical report and catalog updates.
–Coordinate Final Reviews, manage TA requests, Mentor student organizations (AIAS, NOMA-S, AFWIA, etc), 
–Run summer Teaching Workshops for part-time and new faculty in the Graduate program.

Salary and benefits
The base salary range for this position has been established at 90,000–102,000 USD with additional compensation or workload modification for the Director role. 

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation range at the position’s posting.The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions. Benefits / Total compensation calculator

Diversity and equity
Please contact hr.adacoordinator [​at​] for information on disability accommodations. 

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The University strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

Minimum qualifications
Candidates will have a terminal degree in Architecture (MArch) or equivalent. Faculty rank of Associate Professor or equivalent. Candidates should be able to offer instruction in design studio and large lecture courses in area of expertise at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Preferred qualifications
PhD in Architecture or related field. Architectural licensure. Recognized excellence in higher education.

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