Mount Holyoke College

Assistant Professor, Architectural History


The Art History and Architectural Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a historian/theorist of modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2024. This individual will provide critical support to our vibrant, growing Architectural Studies program while also serving the larger Art History track in our department.

Applicants should hold or anticipate completing a Ph.D. in architectural history by fall 2024. Ideally, they will also possess a design background, including familiarity with digital programs and software. The teaching load is four courses per year, comprising a general survey on the built environment, upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and, if qualified, occasional design studios. Our new colleague will benefit from campus resources such as Mount Holyoke’s new digital media lab and Fimbel Maker Space. They will also have the opportunity to participate in design reviews and collaborate with colleagues across the Five College Consortium.

Candidates’ specialties may lie in any aspect of modern and contemporary architectural and urban history, such as sustainability, landscape, ecology, migration and diaspora. We are especially interested in those whose research and teaching engage discourses of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and/or globalization, postcolonialism, and indigeneity. In addition to an exciting research program, applicants should have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Our department is deeply committed to diversifying our curriculum as well as our faculty, as befits our highly diverse and international student body and reflects our College-wide commitment to social justice.

Applicants should upload the following materials to the Mount Holyoke Careers site by November 15, 2023: cv; cover letter; writing sample; contact information for three references; and separate statements on teaching philosophy, research interests, and mentoring a diverse student body. If applicable, applicants are also encouraged to submit a design and/or teaching portfolio. For more information, please contact Jessica Maier at