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Lecturer, Furniture Design and Fabrication

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Built Environments

Organization: Architecture

Title: Lecturer, Furniture Design and Fabrication

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington invites nominations and applications for one to two part-time, non-tenure track positions as Lecturer to sustain our capacity to deliver furniture design and fabrication courses. The college has a dynamic history of design and making with a unique fabrication lab facility that includes wood and metal tools as well as digital fabrication equipment. We are searching for candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate students in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and to build upon a long history of award winning furniture studios within our college. 

Institutional Values:

We recognize that to support the future of sustainable stewardship of the built environments and the creation of a more just and beautiful world, justice and equity are essential to the development of a more inclusive foundation for the allied design and planning fields in the built environment. By advancing our efforts to promote an environment that is welcoming to people of all cultures, races, sexes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions, ages, religions, and economic statuses, we are actively striving to make our college representative of the community and industries we serve where creativity, critical thinking and self-expression can not only exist, but thrive. This is reflected in the College of Built Environment’s Strategic Framework built on pillars of collaboration and impact, bold thought leadership, and equitable and just practices. In addition, we are continuing to re-envision the CBE and our departments through equity, inclusion, and access work, including ongoing diversification of our curriculums, faculty expertise, and college-wide programming. Successful candidates will be expected to advance these goals.

Located in the heart of the rapidly growing, diverse, and vibrant community of the Seattle metropolitan region, our Department resides in the College of Built Environments and enrolls over 180 students, divided between undergraduate and graduate programs including a NAAB accredited MArch Program, MS and BA degrees as well as hundreds of non majors each year. 

People who do not see themselves historically represented in academia and the profession are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities & Terms:

Teaching faculty are expected to be on campus during the academic year to teach courses, mentor students and engage in service activities which may include advising students, assisting with student organizations and serving on departmental and college committees.  Selected candidates will be assigned classes that may include studios, lectures and seminar courses and may also include hosting of open lab hours on weekends and evenings. The half time position will be approximately allocated with 80% time dedicated to teaching and 20% dedicated to Departmental, College and/or University service. 

This is a 9-month (Sept 16th - June 15th), multi-year appointment with an anticipated start date of September, 2022 offered at 50% full time. This position is for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The position carries full fringe benefits and is not eligible for promotion or renewal beyond three years.

Review of Applications will begin on Monday, May 9.


Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years experience as a furniture maker

  • Technical proficiency with wood working tools

  • Demonstrated excellence in design and fabrication

  • Demonstrated capacity to mentor emerging designers with diverse backgrounds or significant evidence of ability to do so

Desired qualifications: 

  • Ability to use and teach the use of metal and/or digital fabrication equipment

  • Experience teaching in an academic environment

  • Experience supervising a fabrication lab/wood shop with users of varying expertise

  • Demonstrated success with collaborative practice and/or teaching



Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and should send all application materials to: For help signing up for a Dossier account, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please review Interfolio's help and support section or contact via email or phone (877) 997-8807.

Candidates should submit the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, service, publications, honors, and leadership experiences

  • Letter of interest of no more than two pages outlining your interest in the position and  including a summary of your creative activities, teaching experience, leadership experience, and service interests

  • A statement of no more than 500 words describing your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as they relate to your teaching, service, and mentoring

  • Portfolio (teaching including student work and/or syllabi and/or personal creative work of no more than 20 pages)

  • Three references (contact information only, formal letters will be requested at the last stage)

Questions about the position may be directed to: Search Committee Chair at or by mail addressed to: University of Washington, Dept of Architecture Faculty Recruitment Committee, College of Built Environments, Box 355720, Seattle, WA 98195-5720.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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