Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1031.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
9,100 employed

Projected (2024):
9,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Architect
  • Architectural Design Lecturer
  • Architectural Design Professor
  • Architectural Drafting Instructor
  • Architecture Department Chair
  • Architecture Faculty Member
  • Architecture Instructor
  • Architecture Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
  • Building Construction Professor
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Dean
  • Faculty Member
  • Instructor
  • Interior Design Faculty Member
  • Interior Design Instructor
  • Interior Design Professional
  • Interior Design Professor
  • Landscape Architecture Professor
  • Landscape Architecture Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Professor of Architecture
  • Professor of Practice


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    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.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Evaluate and grade students' work, including work performed in design studios.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as architectural design methods, aesthetics and design, and structures and materials.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Participate in campus and community events.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Handheld microphones
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Poster printers
  • Projector screens
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Design
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Autodesk Ecotect Analysis
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Mudbox
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Blender
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Google SketchUp software
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • McNeel Rhinoceros
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000