Texas Architecture is seeking qualified candidates for the following faculty positions:

Assistant Professor of Architectural History (Tenure Track)

Job Description

The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in Architectural History with an emphasis on 19th and/or 20th century architecture and urbanism in the Americas. All scales and approaches to the study of the built environment in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America are welcome, including comparative and interdisciplinary research. 

The successful candidate will be able to teach both core classes in Architectural History and innovative seminars for both an undergraduate and graduate audience. He or she may also engage scholars across campus in other programs and departments, such as History, Art History, American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

Qualifications

To qualify for the position, the candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Architecture History and Theory or other disciplines related to the history of the built environment at the time of their appointment.

Application Instructions

To be considered, please submit the following materials through the "Apply Now" prompt on this page: a statement of interest that includes your current and future research plans as well as your teaching experience and objectives, CV, writing sample (maximum 15,000 words), a sample teaching syllabus, a list and very brief description of three potential courses, and contact information for three references. 

Review of qualified applicants will begin on January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Emerging Scholar in Design

Job Description

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture invites applications and nominations for its 2019-21 Emerging Scholar in Design. This recently established fellowship offers promising individuals that are at the beginning of their academic career in architecture and its allied fields the opportunity to develop a body of work in the context of teaching and research. The school particularly encourages highly motivated applicants that are able to integrate their scholarly trajectory with their pedagogical agenda.
 
For the duration of the two-year fellowship, the scholar will teach a design studio and an elective or support course in each long semester, plus one course in the summer session. Teaching responsibilities may involve both the graduate and undergraduate programs. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the school by engaging in critical theoretical and/or creative work, which will be presented to the university community through a public format, such as a lecture or an exhibition, depending on the nature of their work.

Background

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most highly regarded public universities in the United States. The School of Architecture offers post-professional and research degree programs in Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Historic Preservation, and Architectural History, in addition to professionally accredited degree and post-professional degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and Interior Design. The School is organized to support interdisciplinary education and has established strong collaborations and new initiatives that engage planning and design issues in Mexico and Latin America. It has recently undertaken a new initiative on Race, Gender, and the Built Environment to advance scholarship and teaching on topics related to equity in American urban areas. For additional information about the School of Architecture, its programs, and its people, please visit the website: www.soa.utexas.edu.
 
The University of Texas at Austin benefits, as does the School of Architecture, from the thriving situation of the city of Austin, which is the 11th most populous city in the US and is rapidly expanding. It is positioned in the growing mega-region of Austin-Dallas-Houston, and partakes of the rich borderland culture between Mexico and the United States.

Qualifications

The candidate should hold, at a minimum, a Master of Architecture degree or its equivalent.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter describing experience and interest with regard to research, practice, and teaching
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A selective portfolio that includes relevant scholarly/research work and/or design projects
  4. The names and contact information for three references

To be considered, please submit all materials through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/58573.


Emerging Scholar: Race and Gender in the Built Environment of the American City Fellowship

Position Description

Cities are complex built environments that integrate the physical, natural, and social worlds of human settlement. The discovery of new solutions to address our most pressing needs and challenges with regard to cities is rooted in the presence of and engagement between residents with diverse knowledge, abilities, and experiences. At the same time, the legacy of slavery and a prolonged history of social segregation and economic and political disenfranchisement of African-Americans continues to undermine the power of urban diversity. Although much has been done to address the negative aspects of this history, much more needs to be done to make American cities more equitable, healthy, fair, safe and beautiful.

The Race and Gender in the Built Environment of the American City initiative establishes an Emerging Scholar Fellowship position, the purpose of which is to support the development of future faculty whose work centers on relationships between race, gender, and the built environment in the fields represented in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. While the Fellow will directly contribute to a discipline(s) in the School of Architecture (Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainable Design, and Interior Design), he or she may also engage scholars across campus in programs and departments, such as, American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis, in support of his or her research and teaching.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the School of Architecture is seeking a Fellow who is addressing issues of race or gender in the built environment through creative design practice. The 9-month fellowship includes both design studio and topical seminar teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest (one design studio in the Fall semester and one seminar in the Spring semester), pursuit of creative and scholarly work, and the opportunity to publicly share the outcome of the fellowship with the school (through lectures, exhibitions, etc.).

The successful candidate will hold a professional degree complemented by creative practice that visibly demonstrates a rigorous investigation of design implications addressing race and gender in the built environment.

Application Instructions

Review of qualified applicants will begin on March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for the Emerging Scholar Fellowship in Race and Gender in the Built Environment of the American City, please submit the following materials through Interfolio:

  1. A statement of interest describing your research and teaching objectives for the fellowship
  2. A current cv, a PDF portfolio of creative work no longer than 20 pages
  3. Contact information for three references

To be considered, please submit all materials through Interfolio at:  https://apply.interfolio.com/60096


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.