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Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Architecture Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Professor

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • building and construction
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Design
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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