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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123312
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ARCH-Architecture Program
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:


The School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce a search for one tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The individual selected for this position will provide innovative instruction and scholarship in the history and theory of architecture in support of the pre-professional and accredited professional degree programs in architecture. We seek individuals with focused intellectual approaches to history and theory grounded in buildings, cities, landscapes, and building practices, that integrate broader historical and cultural concepts. We embrace the concept that innovative thinkers seek to understand historical and theoretical subject matters in ways that go beyond the traditional framework of iconography, period, and patronage to include lenses that may engage, place, culture, or other themes. Candidates shall also demonstrate qualifications to teach and collaborate in architectural design studios and/or with other components of the curriculum. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

Located just seven miles from the heart of the nation’s capital, the University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher education system and a top-ranked public research institution. The University is a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni. The School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Architecture, as well as graduate programs in Community Planning, Historic Preservation, and Real Estate Development, several dual-degree masters programs, an interdisciplinary PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning and Design, and is home to the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education and the Environmental Finance Center. The Architecture Program has a national reputation for design excellence in building craft, urban design, and sustainability as evidenced by the award-winning integrated design studio and advanced technology sequence; numerous honors in the arena of urban design; WaterShed, the first-place winner at the 2011 United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon; and many other citations. Since the foundation of the School fifty years ago, history and theory of architecture has traditionally occupied a central place within the curriculum and intellectual life of the Program. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will provide leadership and direction in architectural history/theory as we proceed beyond our jubilee year.

Candidates for this position should be aware of the advantages of the University’s proximity to the wealth of resources in the Washington-Baltimore region. The National Archives maintains its research center on the College Park campus. The National Gallery of Art, the National Building Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution are but a few of the world-class museums that maintain facilities accessible to scholars. The University of Maryland has recently entered into a partnership with the world-renowned Phillips Collection—known as America’s first museum of modern art. Likewise, Baltimore offers additional institutions of interest to scholars in the area of art and architectural history including the Walters Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Fine Art. Finally, the architectural and urban traditions of the region stretch from colonial Annapolis, to master-planned Washington, D.C., to post-industrial Baltimore and include important works by masters such as L’Enfant, Latrobe, Mills, Bacon, Pope, Burnham, Farrand, Cret, and most recently, Adjaye.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates shall minimally possess a PhD in the history and/or theory of architecture or a closely related field.

ABD candidates are welcome to apply, but the PhD shall be completed prior to the start of the initial contract.

The candidate shall be prepared to offer specific insight into how her or his research, as well as scholarly, creative, and/or professional activities contribute to the Architecture Program’s vision and mission.


Demonstration of potential for development of a national reputation in research, scholarship, creative, and/or professional activities in the history and theory of architecture is highly valued.

Additional Certifications:

Applicants shall submit a cover letter indicating their interest and qualifications for the position, a current CV, and a portfolio of creative/professional/research work (supplemental document 1).

Additional Information:
Posting Date: 09/05/2017
Closing Date: 01/15/2018
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Supplemental Document 1
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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