Digital Fabrication/Lecturer

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, College of Arts + Architecture

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoAA) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a full-time staff position to support the operations of the College’s digital fabrication labs. Currently, these labs include Storrs (Architecture), Center City Building (Architecture), and Rowe (Art). The Storrs Lab consists of four 3d printers, one CNC 3-axis router, three laser cutters, two vacuum formers, and one plasma cutter. The Center City Building Lab houses two 3D printers and two laser cutters. The Rowe Lab includes two 3D printers, one 3D scanner, one laser cutter, and a clay printer.

The area of digital manufacturing in the CoAA is one of consistent growth and expansion. The College intends to add robotics to the list of equipment it operates in support of innovative teaching and research. This position is responsible for: managing personnel and resources associated with the digital fabrication labs, assuring the maintenance and repair of the digital fabrication machines, and assisting with the implementation and management of new machines as technologies evolve and are adopted by creative fields. A critical quality of this position is an intimate understanding of current practices of digital manufacturing, robotics, rapid prototyping, and fabrication practices. A strong interest in learning about new technologies as they evolve is essential.

One of the primary functions of this position is to maintain current software/computer knowledge and applications skills. This will require annual training in the advances of the computational manufacturing industry. The labs will be supported by this position, including (but not limited to) the start-up and maintenance of fabrication equipment, requisite software, networking support interface with university technical support services; the development and administration of the digital fabrication lab policies, procedures, and purchasing; and supervising student workers. This position will provide support for teaching and research involving both students and faculty in the areas of 2-D drawing and 3-D modeling as they relate to digital fabrication and robotics. Qualified candidates may also be asked to teach a seminar/workshop in digital fabrication as part of their workload.

The CoAA is supported by exceptional facilities and a dynamic metropolitan landscape. The College is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, and celebrates diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of under-represented groups. Staff appointment is expected to commence January 2015.

A Bachelor’s degree in architectural or industrial design, or related field, is required. A graduate degree is preferred. Experience working with faculty and staff on production and design is desirable. A willingness to explore and experiment with the capabilities of digital tools and methods, and good communication skills are essential. Qualified applicants must complete the online application at Application requirements include a cover letter, letter of interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, an abridged portfolio, and contact information for three references. Submission materials may, in addition, be sent directly to:

Search Committee, c/o Armetta Davis

School of Architecture – Storrs Hall

UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223

Review of applications will commence October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the above position may be directed to Chris Jarrett at<>.

UNC Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer (EEO/AA) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.