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Architecture Teaching Fellow

Post Date:

December 20, 2018


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Milwaukee, WI


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) offers one-year fellowships in the areas of design instruction and architectural research.The fellowships are geared toward focusing and expanding design research, energizing the architectural curriculum with current discourse, as well as confirming an academic career path for candidates in the formative stage of their professional lives. Innovative and emerging designers, architecture practitioners, and scholars are encouraged to conduct design research and to participate in the SARUP community through the teaching of studios and seminars. Each one-year, 12-month, fellowship includes teaching responsibilities that may focus on the Core studio curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as studio or seminar teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest. At the culmination of the fellowship term and with the support of a stipend, fellows are expected to complete a
final project that can be disseminated at a national level. Fellowship recipients will be
expected to deliver a lecture in the SARUP Guest Lecture Series, complete a monograph, and to prepare an exhibit in SARUP’s gallery. Candidates may suggest their own fellowship area. Two fellowship focus areas that have been identified are:

Innovation in Design (IID) an opportunity to develop a thematic body of work within the context of studio teaching which focuses on innovative design praxis. The IID Fellowship links design research with studio pedagogy, using the studio as a laboratory for design investigation.

Advancing Contemporary Theories (ACT) an opportunity to take a leading role in the study and teaching of contemporary architectural theory. The ACT Fellowship links design studio and seminar instruction with research in timely architectural criticism in areas such as landscape urbanism, digital design theory, contemporary culture, etc.

Minimum Qualifications: A graduate, or professional degree, or degree commensurate with the candidate’s area of expertise is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should possess 1) exemplary design and/or research potential, as may be demonstrated by, built work, theoretical explorations, design research, scholarship, publications, or exhibitions; 2) demonstrated evidence of potential to teach design studio and related courses; 3) a clearly articulated notion of the project to be conducted during the fellowship year. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Applications must be submitted online at: Candidates should submit a cover letter which includes a proposal of their research project, curriculum vita, list of references, and portfolio (upload as “Other Document 1”). The proposal should include a statement describing the candidate’s teaching aspirations and the anticipated outcome for the fellowship.

Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2019. Applications and all materials must be posted by February 17, 2019 to assure consideration. Applications received after February 17, 2019, may not receive consideration.

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is an AA/EEO employer. For the UWM Campus Security Report see, or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at 414-229-462. Note: The names of all applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld, and the names of all finalists, will be released upon request, consistent with Wisconsin open records law. Note: A criminal background check is required for this position.

Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The Department of Architecture, in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, anticipates multiple faculty openings in the upcoming years. As Wisconsin’s only accredited college of Architecture SARUP is at an exciting point of growth and development. Celebrating 45 years as a Center for Excellence in the UW system, the school continues to broaden its teaching capacities. SARUP is now home to two significant international design awards, the Marcus Prize and the Urban Edge Award. Both highlight SARUP’s commitment to Milwaukee and to urbanism by bringing international talent into studios. SARUP also offers a unique range of externally funded studios, building long-term relationships with regional industrial and institutional partners. In addition to many community-based projects, SARUP continues its history of global outreach through established and new programs overseas. The Department of Architecture offers BSAS, M. Arch., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs and faculty are encouraged to teach at all levels. The doctoral program has broadened its emphases to include buildings-landscapes-cultures, environmental design research, and sustainability. 

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee and its suburbs offer rich housing options, diverse, walkable and livable neighborhoods, access to good schools, an established arts and cultural scene, and research opportunities around the Great Lakes ecology, urban culture and post-industrial heritage.

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