Postsecondary Architecture Teachers

Education & Training > Teaching/Training

Projected Growth: Faster than average

800+
Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Common job titles of Postsecondary Architecture Teachers include:
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Experience and Education

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

  • 44.63% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.

  • 20.29% said they needed a First Professional Degree.

Tasks

    Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

    Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

    Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.

    Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.

    Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.

    Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.

    Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

    Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

    Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

    Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

    Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as architectural design methods, aesthetics and design, and structures and materials.

    Evaluate and grade students' work, including work performed in design studios.

    Participate in campus and community events.

    Act as advisers to student organizations.

    Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

    Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.

    Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

    Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

    Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

    Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.

    Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.

    Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.

Tools

Wireless microphones

Webcams

Videoconferencing equipment

Universal serial bus USB flash drives

Television monitors

Tablet computers

Student response systems

All Tools

Projector screens

Poster printers

Photocopying equipment

Overhead data projectors

Opaque projectors

Multimedia projection equipment

Multi-line telephone systems

MP3 digital voice recorders

Microphone podiums

Liquid crystal display LCD televisions

Liquid crystal display LCD projectors

Laser facsimile machines

Laptop computers

Interactive whiteboards

Interactive whiteboard controllers

Handheld microphones

Digital video disk DVD players

Digital video cameras

Digital calculators

Desktop computers

Conference telephones

Computer projectors

Computer laser printers

Computer data input scanners

Compact disk CD players

Compact digital cameras

Carousel slide projectors

Technologies

Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign

Autodesk 3D Studio Design

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Revit

Computer aided design and drafting CADD software

Computer aided design CAD software

All Technologies

McNeel Rhinoceros

Salesforce software

Trimble SketchUp Pro

Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk Ecotect Analysis

Autodesk Mudbox

Blender

Calendar and scheduling software

Collaborative editing software

Desire2Learn

DOC Cop

Geographic information system GIS systems

Image scanning software

Learning management system LMS

Sakai CLE

Abilities

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning

Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering

See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

Cognitive Abilities › Spatial Abilities › Visualization

Come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Originality

Generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Category Flexibility

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Communications and Media

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Fine Arts

Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

Engineering and Technology

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Law and Government

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Sociology and Anthropology

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

History and Archeology

Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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