University at Buffalo Adjunct Instructor in Buffalo, New York

Position Information

Position TitleAdjunct Instructor

Posting NumberF1800068


Appointment TermTemporary

Position TypeUUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), invites candidates who can enthusiastically inspire and engage architecture and planning students to learn by doing at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates should have the ability to teach seated or online courses in architecture, planning, real estate development, and design-related disciplines or conduct research/service in support of the mission and vision of the school.

Essential Functions:• Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of subject• Provides students with appropriate learning materials and expertise in assigned subject(s)• Evaluates students’ performance and provide effective feedback to guide student learning and success• Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative environment• Ability to conduct research or service in support of the mission and vision of the school

About the School:The University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning is the only school of architecture and planning within the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system. The school offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture, and Master of Science in Real Estate Development, and PhD in Urban Planning. Embedded in our urban contexts here and around the world, we are architecture and planning hands on, full scale, all in. As a community of thought leaders and aspiring architects and urban planners, we think and act on the edge of knowledge and practice, guided by a culture of experimentation, a core belief in learning by doing, and a spirit of public service and inclusion. We prove every day that design and planning are agents of change for community, place, culture, social justice and the natural world.

This is a pooled posting, and positions are filled on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in architecture, urban planning, or related field, or extensive professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD preferred for doctoral-level courses.

Physical Demands

FTEAs assigned

CampusAs Assigned

Special Instructions to Applicants

• Please submit a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please describe any applicable teaching experience in higher education.• Hiring is contingent upon course availability, funding, and course enrollment.• Interested candidates must apply through UB Jobs.• Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide reference information.

Additional Information

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Is a background check required for this posting?No

Background Check Notification

Contact Information

Contact's NameBarbara Carlson

Contact's TitleAssistant Dean for Human Resources


Contact's Phone716-829-3920

Posting Dates


Deadline for ApplicantsOpen Until Filled

Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required

Reference Cutoff Date

Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • *Please indicate your discipline(s)/subject area(s) of expertise

(Open Ended Question)

  • *Please indicate your semester availability

  • Fall/Spring

  • Fall only

  • Spring only

  • Summer only

  • All

  • *Please specify your preferred teaching methodology?

  • Seated instruction

  • Online instruction

  • Both

  • *Please specify the type of course you prefer to teach:

  • Core discipline course

  • Seminar

  • Lecture

  • Elective

  • Studio

  • More than one (Please indicate below)

  • Please indicate additional courses you prefer:

(Open Ended Question)

  • *How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Public Job Posting

  • Internal Job Posting

  • Agency Referral

  • Advertisement/Publication

  • Personal Referral

  • Website

  • Other

  • *List source mentioned above.

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents