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Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural History / Architecture Teaching Fellow

Post Date:

May 5, 2017


University of New Mexico


Albuquerque, NM


University of New Mexico
School of Architecture + Planning, Department of Architecture
Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural History / Architecture Teaching Fellow

The UNM Architecture Program seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural History / Architecture Teaching Fellow. Applications received on or before May 22, 2017 will have best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The appointment commences August 14, 2017 and ends May 12, 2018. This is a non-tenure track temporary faculty appointment which may be renewed for one or more additional terms up to a maximum of three years..

The successful candidate will teach both parts of the year-long architectural history survey, World Architecture I and II.  They will also teach two seminars focused on their own research agenda. 

We seek applicants that have a demonstrated capacity for critical inquiry into architectural history issues as they apply to changing global conditions regarding culture, climate, society and technology. We seek applicants that either have an emerging record of excellence in teaching and / or in a research agenda.

UNM is New Mexico’s flagship research institution, and the largest university in the state. Founded in 1889, UNM offers bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degree programs in a wide variety of fields. UNM is categorized as a Research 1 / RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, with three Nobel laureates affiliated or associated, two MacArthur Fellows, and in excess of 35 Fulbright Scholars. A diverse university with a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities represented among the faculty, staff and students, it is also a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as defined by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.

The Department of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with three concentrations:  Pre-Professional Architecture; Design Studies and Landscape Architecture.  We also offer a professionally accredited Master of Architecture degree, as well as a non-professional Master of Science in Architecture degree with two research-oriented concentrations: Computational Ecologies and Public Health & the Built Environment.

Other degree programs in the School include the Master of Community & Regional Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture.  The two graduate certificate programs are Historic Preservation and Regionalism, as well as Urban Innovation.

The Department of Architecture has a strong reputation for providing a quality education, focusing on relevant 21st century issues. The US Department of Education’s College Scorecard ranks UNM Architecture #3 for affordability in the U.S. among universities that have architecture bachelors and / or masters degree programs.  It is currently ranked #22 in the U.S. by the StartClass ranking.

The Department of Architecture is housed in the award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed by architect Antoine Predock, a former UNM student and professor. In addition to the spacious, naturally-lit design studio spaces, the building has the latest design and fabrication tools, including various methods of digital fabrication and other modes of making.

Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is located along the Rio Grande adjacent to the Sandia Mountains. A high desert city, the climate is mild most of the year. One can participate in a full range of outdoor activities year round.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Master of Architectural History; Master of Art History; Master of History; Master of Architecture; or evidence of another graduate degree with a heavy emphasis on Architectural History; 2) Minimum of one year of part-time or full-time teaching or equivalent in an architecture or art history or architectural history program. This teaching can be during the candidate’s graduate or PhD education; 3) Evidence of excellence in research in architectural history.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) PhD in Architecture History or a related field, or Doctor of Architecture. PhD Candidates in ‘all but dissertation’ status will also be considered; 2) Peer-reviewed achievements in their scholarly and/or professional realms; 3)  Evidence of or clear potential to develop a funded research agenda

To submit an application, please visit website: and reference Posting NumberReq 350.

Application Requirements: Applicants are required to submit through UNMJobs the following: 1) a 1-2 page letter of interest stating specific teaching and research interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of four references.  4) In addition, applicants are required to email a short sample of research work with a maximum of 10 pages, as an optimized PDF file to: John Quale, Chair and Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture + Planning, University of New Mexico - MSC 04 2530, 2414 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-1226, Additional information and an extended research sample will be requested of semi-finalist candidates.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. UNM’s confidentiality policy “Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at  New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA


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