Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Assistant or Associate Professor (without tenure) – Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture


The Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) in the Department of Architecture.


The position is designed for a junior or developing scholar for whom a hire at the Assistant or Associate without Tenure level is appropriate. An ability to advance a teaching and research agenda in an academic environment are essential.
Candidates should hold a terminal degree in architecture or an allied discipline and show proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, design practice or a combination thereof. A Doctoral degree is preferred but not required.
Prospective candidates should have demonstrated accomplishments that qualify them for the above responsibilities, especially familiarity with countries and regions with substantial Islamic populations and their social, cultural, environmental, and architectural contexts. An advanced degree in architecture is required, either a professional master’s degree or doctoral degree, as well as extensive experience in an Islamic context; fluency in at least one language of the Islamic world is strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit: a statement of interest outlining their vision and qualifications for the position, including major professional, research, pedagogical goals and achievements; a curriculum vitae; three current references with contact information; and a maximum 16 page, letter-sized dossier of professional, research or scholarly work. Review of applicants will begin in the Fall of 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit materials to Applications will be accepted only online through the Interfolio website. For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807 or

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