Temple University

Open rank in Architectural History and Theory (Full-time, tenured or tenure-track)


Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time professor in Architecture with a specialization in the area of architectural history and theory, open rank.

The candidate will be joining Tyler’s distinguished arts and design faculty in the Architecture and Environmental Design Department. Located on a vibrant urban campus in Philadelphia, PA, Temple University has more than 38,000 students in17 schools and colleges. Tyler offers undergraduate programs in Architecture, Facilities Management, and Historic Preservation. Graduate offerings include a professional NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree, a post-professional Master of Science degree, with optional concentrations in Health and Design, Advanced Technologies and Design, and Urban Ecologies and Design, and a Master of Science in Facilities Planning with an optional concentration in Health Facilities. Other Tyler degree offerings include Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Community Development, and City and Regional Planning as well as programs in the arts. Temple’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


The successful candidate will teach design studios at the graduate and undergraduate level, required courses in architectural history and theory, and architecture electives, and will aid in the development of new areas of architectural history and theory research at the graduate level. The candidate will also serve on department and school committees and participate in other activities such as curriculum development.


The ideal candidate will have a record of research that explores emergent areas of architectural history and theory such as cultural heritage and diversity in design, issues of race and social justice in the built environment, socio- political structures in architecture, and other topics that expands areas of architectural history, theory and precedent studies. The successful candidate should have a professional degree in architecture (or international equivalent), along with a post-professional degree or academic experience in architectural history and theory research. A PhD in Architectural History and Theory is preferred. The candidate must have teaching and research experience commensurate with rank on application, and demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience and service, with a minimum of two years teaching experience for early career candidates preferred.

Application Requirements

The position begins in July 2022. Applications should include a letter of intent, signed and dated curriculum vita, a professional portfolio, and documentation of recent student work and/or sample course syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references with e-mail and telephone contact information. Finalists should be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught, letters of reference, and official transcripts.

Salary and rank will be at an assistant or associate professor level and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants can send all materials electronically by January 30, 2022. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance during the upload, email support@slideroom.com.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus)

All inquiries should be directed to Andrew Wit, search committee chair: andrew.wit@temple.edu