University of Houston

Assistant Professor – History and Theory of Architecture

 

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston seeks qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture with a focus on Global Modern and Contemporary Architecture. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a broad understanding of the design disciplines and strong teaching, scholarship, and leadership abilities. We encourage candidates with an interest in multi-disciplinary research and collaborations.

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers its students and faculty a platform of integrated disciplines—Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Industrial Design—to negotiate the complexities of contemporary design practice. Our programs foster an environment of creative, critical inquiry into design culture and the social, political, and material contexts in which
design is practiced today. Situated in Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., the Hines College offers an exceptional laboratory for exploring the problems and potentials of design in relation to contemporary urban, territorial, and global concerns.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Candidates will be expected to teach two classes per semester, including graduate/undergraduate courses and seminars, and maintain an active publication and research agenda. The candidate is expected to participate actively in developing the history/theory program through new course offerings and revisions to existing courses.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in the discipline or its equivalent, and a professional degree in a design-related field is desired. A strong record of scholarship and demonstrated teaching effectiveness are required.

APPLICATION
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should provide the following: a one- to two-page letter of interest including a brief outline of scholarly and teaching objectives; selection of scholarly work (10MB max upload), and contact information for three references including telephone and mailing/email addresses.

Submit application to: https://www.uh.edu/human-resources/careers/

For further information or questions, please contact: Chair Deepa Ramaswamy, Assistant Professor of the History of Architecture and Urbanism, and Program Coordinator for History, Theory, and Criticism, at dramaswamy@uh.edu.

Salary will be appropriate to qualifications. The position carries full benefits. Application review will begin January 15, 2024, but we will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start in August 2024.

For more information about the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, please visit: www.arch.uh.edu

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidates. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal background check.