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Assistant Professor: History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism (1800–Present)

Post Date:

August 30, 2019


University of Houston


Houston, TX


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 and Urbanism with a global focus from 1800 to the present. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a broad understanding of the history and theory of the design disciplines, as well as strong teaching, scholarship, and leadership abilities. We particularly 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—from which 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.

Candidates will be expected to teach a course load of two classes per semester, including graduate/undergraduate survey courses and seminars, and to maintain an active publication and research agenda. The history/theory program is currently expanding and transforming its curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the candidate is expected to participate actively in this process through new course offerings and revisions to existing courses. While the candidate’s scholarly agendas are expected to center on historical topics from the nineteenth century onwards, the teaching package may include survey courses ranging from 1500 to the present.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in the discipline or its equivalent. A strong record of publication and engaged participation in scholarly discourses on design is expected. A professional degree in a design-related field is also desirable. Candidates must demonstrate superior communication and collaboration skills. 

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;curriculum vitae; three sample syllabi; a focused selection of scholarly work of no more than 50 pages (10MB max upload), and contact information for three references including telephone and mailing/email addresses. 

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For further information or questions please contact Michael Kubo, Assistant Professor andProgram Coordinatorfor History, Theory, and Criticism at 

Rank and salary will be appropriate to qualifications. The position carries full benefits. Application review will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start in mid-August 2020. 

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

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, including persons of color, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.


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