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Taubman College is seeking qualified candidates for the following faculty positions:

Fellowships

Find out more about Taubman College architecture and planning fellowships

Director of Doctoral Studies in Architecture

Department: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Open Date: Oct 4, 2018
Deadline: Nov 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The Taubman College doctorate in architecture was the first program of its kind in the United States when it was established in 1969, one year after the urban and regional planning department began a PhD program at Michigan. Since then, the program has graduated specialists in building technology, history, theory, and design studies. In response to changes in the nature of advanced research, in our faculty, and across the university, we are now reimagining our doctoral degree. We seek to hire a dynamic faculty colleague with a record of scholarly distinction and field leadership to join us in shaping the future of doctoral research as degree director.

We seek a faculty member suitable for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure to join the faculty and assume a three-year renewable term as degree director. The ideal candidate is committed to ongoing research and research leadership as well as to teaching at undergraduate, graduate professional, and doctoral levels. They should possess a PhD in architecture or a closely related field and a record of high scholarly achievement and impact. We seek excellence in a primary research area combined with the ability to engage productively with related areas such as technology, computation, history, theory, design, urbanism and urban humanities, and planning. We value activist approaches to advanced research and scholarship in architecture.

Qualifications

PhD in architecture or a closely related field and a record of high scholarly achievement and impact.

Application Instructions

Deadline:
For full consideration, please submit your materials by November 30, 2018.

Step One:
Applicants should visit apply.interfolio.com/56114 and submit the following items:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. One writing/work sample;
  4. The name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references.

Step Two:
Submit an application via umjobs.org Job ID 163687. 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.

Design Faculty in Architecture

Department: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Open Date: Oct 4, 2018
Deadline: Nov 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

Taubman College is conducting an open rank search for two or more faculty at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, in either the tenure or practice track, to advance innovative design practices in the field and within our curricula. Tenure track appointments are typically full-time and encompass a robust research/creative practice agenda along with a commitment to teaching and service to the college, university, and profession.  Practice track appointments are often part-time to facilitate an individual’s continued engagement in their professional expertise which they bring to their classroom instruction to the benefit of our students and academic community.

Taubman College is engaged in a multi-year project of capacity-building and curricular transformation to cultivate emerging modes of design and practice. Faculty research in areas such as emerging urbanism, building sector innovation, and postdigital design infuses leading-edge professional and research degrees. Our robust and lively design culture has particular depth in digital and postdigital practices ranging from theory and design through fabrication and material experimentation. Through a focus on academic innovation, we are improving architectural teaching and learning while expanding access to the field.

We seek colleagues conducting leading-edge creative practice and research that situates design in relation to one of the following focus areas:

  • Urbanism, with the capacity to anchor research and teaching in urban design while bridging to architecture, planning, and related fields.
  • Technology, encompassing topics such as environmental systems, computation and data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, gaming, or mixed reality and other emerging media.
  • Practice innovation relating to alternative models for design, practice, community engagement, and/or building delivery.

We seek faculty ready to transform design and education by generating impactful design research and creative work, and by teaching BS and/or M.Arch design studios as well as lecture, seminar, and/or workshop courses in one or more of our degree offerings, which also include the MS, MUD, and PhD. We are particularly interested in candidates who can engage productively both our core disciplines of architecture, planning, and urban design and one or more related fields such as engineering, information, real estate, finance, ecology, and urban humanities.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should possess a graduate professional and/or doctoral degree in architecture or a closely related field and the promise or record of high achievement in design research or practice.

Application Instructions

Deadline:
For full consideration, please submit your materials by November 30, 2018.

Step One:
Applicants should visit apply.interfolio.com/56139 and submit the following items:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. Examples of design work (max file size 100 MB);
  4. The name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references.

Step Two:
Submit an application via umjobs.org Job ID 163688. 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.

 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

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