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:

  • 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


Preparation Required: Extensive preparation needed
Education Typically required: doctoral degree or master's degree



Bright: This career will grow rapidly in the next few years.
Outlook: New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

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Colleges / Training Institutions with programs for Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary

Oakland Community College -