Gulliver Preparatory School, a 9-12 independent school in Miami, seeks a full-time architecture instructor beginning in August of 2019. The program offers a full curriculum of architectural design, urban planning and industrial 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.
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 and experienced with 21st Century student-centered approaches to teaching and learning.
While not a pre-professional program, Gulliver Preparatory’s Architecture Program students take the program very seriously and many go on to the nation’s top undergraduate architecture schools including Cornell, RISD, Pratt, Syracuse, Rice, SCI-ARC, Tulane, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, University of Chicago, Virginia Tech., Georgia Tech, Cooper Union, Architecture Association in London, and more. 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.
Instructors 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
Candidates should be prepared to teach such topics as:
Technical drawing/drafting both architectural and mechanical
Architectural Presentation Drawings
Architectural Working Drawings (Structures, Surveys, Standards, Research, Scheduling)
2D AutoCad Applications
3D AutoCAD drawing/applications
AutoCAD model building
AutoCAD rendering techniques and imaging
Basic and, preferably, advanced principles of urban planning, green design, and industrial design
In addition, the instructor 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 including but not limited to completing instructional designs/lesson planning.
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
Coordinate Urban Planning events and presentations
Attend school functions and open house events
Help students prepare work and enter work in competitions (Scholastic, Florida State, Miami-Dade County; pre-registrations, mounting, packing, transporting)
Stay abreast of advances and changes in the field of architecture, urban planning, design and technology through professional development and networking opportunities.
Ensure the program remains aligned with the Gulliver Schools mission and strategic direction.