The UTSOA Summer Academy in Architecture program is seeking instructors for Summer 2017

The Summer Academy program is an intensive introductory course in architecture that assumes no prior study in the field, but rather a great familiarity with it through the experience of occupying places. Through a series of individual studio design projects, the Academy introduces students to many of the important aspects of architecture and encourages personal exploration. The identity of a place — what it feels like and what it means to us — arises from qualities that are both visual and non-visual. Under this premise, the Academy encourages design solutions that are grounded in an investigation of experience and perception. Summer Academy instructors will be responsible for teaching this introductory architecture curriculum to students of all ages.

Summer Academy instructors are responsible for working on a team with other student instructors, undergraduate teaching assistants, Academy faculty director Kevin Alter, and staff coordinator Alana Lipham. The selected summer academy will collaborate to create and modify the curriculum for the summer 2017 program.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV/resume, and portfolio. Please compile all into one PDF document. All materials should be sent electronically in PDF format to Please indicate your other summer obligations/commitments and course plans in your letter of interest.

Salary Range: $17/hour, 40 hours per week. This position is hourly with electronic timesheets required, and does not include health benefits. Summer enrollment is not required to be eligible for this position.

Position Dates: June 12-July 28. Instructors will be expected to work 40 hours per week during the program, which runs June 19-July 21. In addition to the program dates, instructors will also be expected to work approximately 10 hours per week the week before the program (June 12th-16th) and the week after the program (July 24th-28th) to write student evaluations.

During the spring semester, an additional 10-15 hours commitment is expected.  This time is for required training and university compliance, but primarily for meeting with the Summer Academy team to plan the summer curriculum and schedule.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 at midnight.