↑ top

Open Positions at Taubman College

Open Positions at Taubman College

Below is a list of currently open positions at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. In addition to the positions shown here, be sure to check out the University of Michigan Careers page for more listings. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives


This job is posted on careers.umich.edu

Job Summary

The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan seeks an associate dean for academic initiatives (ADAI): a dynamic, visionary, and effective faculty member to lead continuous improvement and innovation in our academic work.

Taubman College promotes the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in purpose-driven learning and research addressing the built environment. Consistently named among the best architecture and planning schools in the country, the college prepares graduates to lead the professions, organizations, and institutions that shape our world at every scale. Investments in digital and material making, new master’s degrees, and enhanced facilities have made the college a leading site of advanced work, particularly in robotics, fabrication, and material systems. Capacity-building in community engagement, pipeline programs, and justice initiatives has made Taubman a leader in promoting equity. Faculty fellowships and research grants have cultivated a robust experimental design culture. Through interdisciplinary work with field-leading units at one of the world’s greatest public research universities, Taubman faculty and students are prototyping a better future.

The ADAI assures collaboration across sectors of the college and the university, as well as with community partners and other external constituents to pursue the college’s educational mission and vision. The ADAI works with program chairs and other administrative and faculty leaders to establish high academic standards and student achievement. They lead the college in pursuing innovative methods of teaching and learning that promote excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion. They lead the college in strategizing, initiating, and managing partnerships both within and beyond the university-setting, including global engagements and partnerships. They strategize and promote alignment with university-wide initiatives such as presidential and provostial focus areas.

Responsibilities

Principal Accountabilities
The ADAI is accountable to the Taubman College dean for leadership to achieve the following:

  • Building on our strategic plan, ensure that teaching and learning in college degree programs and non-degree offerings promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in content, methods, and climate.
  • Work with the program chairs and directors, faculty, and curriculum committees to ensure that the college pilots and implements academic innovations that enhance excellence while lowering barriers to entry for traditionally underrepresented constituents.
  • Coordinate academic affairs leadership by program chairs and directors to ensure that teaching and learning in college degree programs and non-degree offerings meet or exceed the standards established at university, school/college, and program levels.
  • Ensure that the college promotes critical engagement with questions of equity in professional practice across planning and the architecture, engineering, and construction sector.
  • Ensure that the college contributes to and benefits from university-wide initiatives such as presidential and provostial focus areas, particularly in areas of college emphasis such as digital and material making, sustainable urban strategies, and health design.
  • Ensure that the college continues to lead the field in pipeline-building programs and partnerships.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Work with the dean to implement the vision of the college via leadership in academic affairs, academic innovation, partnerships, non-degree offerings, and public programs.
  • Coordinate academic affairs compliance and initiatives across college degree programs and non-degree offerings.
  • With chairs and program directors, lead academic innovation strategy and implementation across the college.
  • Take on the role of implementation lead for the college’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, coordinating with the DEI specialist and the college’s DEI Committee to ensure that we achieve our goals.
  • Supervise the director of the Michigan Architecture Prep program and other key faculty and staff in relevant areas.
  • Oversee and administer academic integrity policies and practices.
  • Lead the college in developing, implementing, and assessing a global engagement strategy.
  • Assure collaborations across sectors of the college and university, as well as with community partners and constituents, to pursue the college’s educational and research objectives.
  • Assist the dean in representing the college’s interests to internal and external constituencies including alumni, government officials, professional and industry partners, and foundations.
  • With academic leadership and development staff, pursue external funding for academic initiatives.
  • Chair the college DEI Committee and serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

Required Qualifications

The ADAI will hold a concurrent tenured faculty appointment in architecture or urban planning at the rank of associate professor or higher. The ideal candidate will have a track record of leadership and innovation in curriculum, pedagogy, and research, as well as the capacity to represent the college effectively to a diverse range of constituents.

Apply

How to apply: The application process has two steps.

Step one:

Applicants should visit apply.interfolio.com/46128 and submit the following items: (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) the name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references.

Step two:

Submit an application as an external (or if applicable, internal) candidate via http://umjobs.org/ Job ID 149177. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Ann Luke at akolk@umich.edu.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by January 20, 2018. Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Design / Muschenheim Fellowship


This job is posted on careers.umich.edu

Job Summary

Taubman College aspires to be the leader in interdisciplinary education and research to create opportunities for a more beautiful, inclusive, and better built environment for generations to come. Our academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers three fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for the development of work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the College. Fellows spend one year in residence and teach three classes in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests.

The Muschenheim Fellowship offers design instructors early in their career the opportunity to develop a body of work in the context of teaching. Muschenheim fellows play a significant role in the definition of studio culture while pursuing their own creative endeavors. Proposals for the Muschenheim Fellowship focus upon the development of a specific project individually or with students, outside of teaching or center upon a particular set of pedagogical themes to be engaged in the studio context.

Apply

Applications are accepted annually from October to January.

Applications are due by January 8th, 2018.

Applying is a two-step process.

First: Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references and portfolio. All materials should be formatted in that order into a single PDF and titled in the following manner: _lastname_firstname_fellowshpname. The document may not exceed 30 pages. Please submit these files electronically via this Box link

Second: Please register as external applicant at the University of Michigan Career website as an following this link: http://umjobs.org/login/  Search the job field for job ID #149719 and follow the directions for application. This site will not allow you to upload your portfolio.


Project / Oberdick Fellowship


This job is posted on careers.umich.edu

Job Summary

Taubman College aspires to be the leader in interdisciplinary education and research to create opportunities for a more beautiful, inclusive, and better built environment for generations to come. Our academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers three fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for the development of work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the College. Fellows spend one year in residence and teach three classes in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests.

The Oberdick Fellowship facilitates the development and realization of a significant exploration into some aspect of architectural speculation and production. Fellows are provided with resources for the execution of a project that may take the form of  an exhibit, publication, installation, or any other material construction. Projects may range from the exploration of emergent building, fabrication, and environmental technologies to the realization of architectural works and endeavors typically unsupported within conventional models of practice.

Apply

Applications are accepted annually from October to January.

Applications are due by January 8th, 2018.

Applying is a two-step process.

First: Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references and portfolio. All materials should be formatted in that order into a single PDF and titled in the following manner: _lastname_firstname_fellowshpname. The document may not exceed 30 pages. Please submit these files electronically via this Box link

Second: Please register as external applicant at the University of Michigan Career website as an following this link: http://umjobs.org/login/  Search the job field for job ID #149719 and follow the directions for application. This site will not allow you to upload your portfolio.


Research / Sanders Fellowship


This job is posted on careers.umich.edu

Job Summary

Taubman College aspires to be the leader in interdisciplinary education and research to create opportunities for a more beautiful, inclusive, and better built environment for generations to come. Our academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers three fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for the development of work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the College. Fellows spend one year in residence and teach three classes in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests.

The Sanders Fellowship supports individuals with significant, compelling and timely research dealing with architectural issues. Research could dwell within architectural, urban, landscape, or cultural history or theory; architectural or environmental technology; or design studies. These agendas could emerge from recently-completed doctoral dissertations or other intense and rigorous research format. The fellowship will support both research and the development of research-related curriculum.

Apply

Applications are accepted annually from October to January.

Applications are due by January 8th, 2018.

Applying is a two-step process.

First: Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references and portfolio. All materials should be formatted in that order into a single PDF and titled in the following manner: _lastname_firstname_fellowshpname. The document may not exceed 30 pages. Please submit these files electronically via this Box link

Second: Please register as external applicant at the University of Michigan Career website as an following this link: http://umjobs.org/login/  Search the job field for job ID #149719 and follow the directions for application. This site will not allow you to upload your portfolio.


Postdoctoral Fellowship


This job is posted on careers.umich.edu

Job Summary

The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan invites postdoctoral candidates to join us in building tomorrow.  We are particularly interested in emerging scholars who can contribute to our project of remaking academia and practice through academic innovation, and who can contribute to the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda.

Expectations include teaching two courses per year, public dissemination of research findings through conference presentations and/or publications, an on-campus panel or symposium, and participation in grant-seeking efforts, potentially in concert with other faculty at Taubman College and the University of Michigan.

Required Qualifications

Recent doctoral degree holders (within the past five years) with the capacity to translate innovation in digital and material technologies into building sector practices; improve health outcomes through design research; model sustainable urban strategies; or generate historical and theoretical knowledge for a multicultural and global discipline are invited to apply.

Apply

Applicants expectations include teaching two courses per year, public dissemination of research findings through conference presentations and/or publications, an on-campus panel o​r ​symposium, and participation in grant-seeking efforts, potentially in concert with other faculty at Taubman College and the University of Michigan.

Applications are due by January 8th, 2018.

First: Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references and research proposal (2 pages).  Dissertation abstract and work samples (a hyperlinked outline or a pdf of up to 25 pages). All materials should be formatted in that order into a single PDF and titled in the following manner: _lastname_firstname_fellowshpname. The document may not exceed 30 pages. Please submit these files electronically via this Box link

Second: Please register as external applicant at the University of Michigan Career website as an following this link: http://umjobs.org/login/  Search the job field for job ID #149788 and follow the directions for application. This site will not allow you to upload your portfolio.