The University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Professor/ Tenure Track
Architectural History/Theory

 

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the history and theory of architecture to begin August 2020. We seek candidates who can both teach core architectural history courses and expand the program’s geographic and/or methodological focus in the building of comparative frameworks. We are less concerned with the specific “region” focus (whether it be the U.S., Europe, the Global South, etc.) and more concerned that teaching and research projects engage with where architectural history as a field is headed. Candidates working on 19th and 20th-century topics should underscore why and how the architectures, landscapes, and cities they study have vital and relevant stories to tell that can help guide budding historians and practitioners to make future built environment-related choices.

A PhD in the History/Theory of Architecture or a Ph.D. in a closely related field completed by the start date is required. Candidates must demonstrate both a robust record of scholarly achievement and directions for future research. Candidates will be asked to contribute to the core curriculum in Architectural History and encouraged to develop elective courses related to their research and interests. UTSOA has approximately 700 Architecture, Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Community & Regional Planning, and Interior Architecture students. We encourage historians to seize opportunities to collaborate across disciplines.

We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. UTSOA history faculty currently address a broad range of issues. We nurture open dialogue and welcome debates and perspectives that challenge our particular points of view. We are open to expanding our School’s programs in new historical fields and geographies. Please submit a substantial letter of interest that details your current research and teaching as well as goals and intentions for future ones, a CV, a writing sample, a sample syllabus, a shortlist of potential courses you can envision developing while at UTSOA, and the names and contacts of three references.

Apply at: apply.interfolio.com/70479

For more information please contact:

Sarah Lopez, Associate Professor
Co-Chair
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive B7500
Austin, TX, 78712-1009
Email: sll@utexas.edu

Fernando Lara, Professor
Co-Chair
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive B7500
Austin, TX, 78712-1009
Email: fernandolara@utexas.edu

To apply for this job please visit apply.interfolio.com.