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Taubman College Faculty Search

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Taubman College is seeking a diverse pool of candidates to fill several new faculty positions. The open positions span architecture, urban planning, and real estate; they include two positions funded by the University of Michigan Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative, which seeks to enrich our faculty by adding more scholars with expertise in racial inequality and structural racism. The open positions are as follows. Learn more and apply at the provided links. 

Assistant Professor of Architecture with a History/Theory Focus

The university is committed to addressing systemic inequities in US higher education, and Taubman College aims to be among the most forward-looking units on campus to reexamine the hegemonic nature of Euro-American pedagogical structures. Candidates with research, publication, and teaching experiences that qualify them to participate in developing the history and theory curriculum through anti-colonial, anti-racist, or counter-hegemonic frameworks are strongly encouraged to apply.

Professor of Anti-Racist Digital Urban Humanities (Assistant/Associate/Full)

Taubman College along with the University of Michigan Digital Studies Institute invite candidates conducting leading-edge creative practice and research in anti-racist design and digital culture to apply. This position is part of a Provost’s Anti-Racist Hiring Initiative, will be part of a cluster hire in urban humanities, and benefit from a well-established and university-supported anti-racism research infrastructure.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture with an Urban Design Focus

We invite applications from designers who have shown both dedication and creativity in fighting racism through urban design. Although prior engagement with Detroit is not a requirement, we hope you will participate in Detroit’s inclusive recovery as an integral part of your teaching and design research. This position is part of a Provost’s Anti-Racist Hiring Initiative, will be part of a cluster hire in urban humanities, and benefit from a well-established and university-supported anti-racism research infrastructure.

Professor of Practice in Urban and Regional Planning with a Detroit Planning Focus (Assistant/Associate/Full)

We are interested in candidates with an established background in community engagement within Detroit or similar legacy cities. You have professional experience related to social justice and Black perspectives on community development, including issues such as poverty, racism, economic justice, environmental justice, affordable housing, aging infrastructure, or urban disinvestment. You have a desire to bridge the gap between classroom learning and professional practice in Detroit and other legacy-like cities.

Assistant Professor in Urban Data and Technology

We are seeking an assistant professor to develop field-defining research and teaching in the areas of urban data and technology. You may engage these topics by drawing from one or more scholarly perspectives such as urban informatics, data science, data governance, geospatial analysis and visualization, participatory technology, social entrepreneurship, the social sciences, or science, technology, and society. We are especially interested in applicants who can provide expertise in equitable development, climate resilience, and/or racial justice.

Practice-Track Professor and Faculty Director of Real Estate and Development (assistant/associate/or full)

The Urban and Regional Planning Program is seeking a practice-track faculty member to teach in real estate development, development-related finance, and land development and provide leadership as the director for real estate initiatives at Taubman College. Applicants should have an interest in educating both professionally oriented students and future scholars and are expected to be widely recognized for their scholarly and/or creative and professional work.

Fellow Search Beginning Soon 

In addition to our faculty search, Taubman College will soon be seeking new fellows. Fellowships at Taubman College are among the oldest and most recognized positions of their kind. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for the development of work, and possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context. Fellowship applications will open in October. 

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