Gulliver Preparatory School, a 9-12 independent school in Miami, seeks a full-time teacher for its Architecture Signature Program beginning in August 2018. The program offers a full curriculum of architecture, urban planning, and design classes, and is one of six Signature Programs (Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Law and Litigation, International Business and Entrepreneurship, and Field Studies) available to all Upper School students. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the school and its programs at www.gulliverschools.org.
While not a pre-professional program, Gulliver’s Preparatory Architecture Program students take the curriculum seriously, and many go on to top undergraduate architecture schools, including Cornell, RISD, Pratt, Syracuse, Rice, SCI-ARC, Tulane, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, University of Chicago, Cooper Union, and others. Students in our program often participate in summer or school-year internships, and upper-level courses always involve solving real-world challenges, including presentations to local practicing architects, urban planners, designers, and government officials.
The instructor must be proficient in the following technology and software:
2D and 3D AutoCAD 2018 (Model Space and Paper Space layout)
Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, 3ds Max, Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Lightroom.
Candidates should be prepared to teach such topics as:
Technical drawing/drafting both architectural and mechanical
Architectural Presentation Drawings
Architectural Working Drawing Instruction (Structures, Surveys, Standards, Research, and Scheduling)
2D and 3D AutoCad Applications
Process Documentation/Portfolio Preparation
AutoCad model building
Basic and, preferably, advanced elements of urban planning, green design, and industrial design
In addition, the teacher is expected to
Manage the program budget and oversee all purchases for the program (i.e., equipment, supplies, etc.)
Have exceptional organizational skills
Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
Work collaboratively within the Visual Arts department, across the campus, and with the broader Miami community
Have knowledge and experience with 21st century approaches to teaching and learning
Model and teach professional presentation skills as well as professional etiquette
Write student letters of recommendations for college/university, summer programs and internships
Consult and recommend all technology (software, hardware & CAD systems)
Attend school functions and open house events
Help students prepare work and enter work in competitions (Scholastic, Florida State, Miami-Dade County; mounting, packing, transporting)
Stay abreast of advances and changes in the fields of architecture, urban planning, design, and design technology through professional development and networking opportunities.
Ensure the program remains aligned with Gulliver’s mission and strategic direction.
Candidates should have a BA in Architecture, and a master’s in a related field is preferred. The program is teaching intensive, which means that candidates should have three years or more teaching experience at the high school or college level as well as experience with 21st century student-centered approaches to teaching and learning. In addition, one or more years of professional experience at an architectural firm or interior design firm is strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Relocation expenses up to a maximum of $2,500 if more than 50 miles from Miami