Assistant Professor of Architectural History

The University of New Mexico The University of New Mexico Employer:
Albuquerque, NM, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 27 '23Posted on:

The Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico, School of Architecture + Planning is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to teach Architectural History at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The position is located in Albuquerque, NM and is a 9 month faculty appointment (mid-August to mid-May each academic year) and will commence in August of 2024.  Applications received on or before January 8th will have best consideration.

The Position:
The Department of Architecture welcomes an expertise in the history and theory of architecture as well as new perspectives on the role of global indigeneity, social and environmental justice, science, and technology relative to the built environment.   A successful candidate will teach required history survey courses, elective topical seminars to pre-professional undergraduate and professional and post-professional graduate architecture students, and possibly core or elective theory courses.  The candidate will also serve on department and school committees and participate in other activities such as curriculum development as part of a 40/40/20 teaching/research/service load.

The School of Architecture + Planning & the Department of Architecture: 
The US Department of Education’s College Scorecard ranks UNM Architecture #3 for affordability in the U.S. among universities that have architecture bachelors and / or masters degree programs.  The school is housed in the award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed by architect Antoine Predock, opened in 2006.  In addition to the spacious, naturally-lit design studio spaces, the building has the latest design and fabrication tools.  The School has been involved in public interest design for over fifty years through its Design and Planning Assistance Center (DPAC), and offers two graduate certificate programs in Urban Innovation and Historic Preservation and Regionalism. The school houses the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (ID+PI) and the Resource Center for Raza Planning (RCRP) which are all significant partners in studio projects and grant driven research.

The Department of Architecture is one of three departments in the School of Architecture and Planning. The other two are Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning.  The Department of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree, as well as a non-professional Master of Science in Architecture degree.

The University of New Mexico & Albuquerque: 
UNM is New Mexico’s flagship research institution. Categorized as a Research 1/RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of the Institutions of Higher Education, UNM is the largest university in the state. With a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities represented among the faculty, staff and students, it is also a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as defined by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.  The University of New Mexico focuses on making university education accessible: the First Year Promise covers base tuition and fees for full-time enrollment for qualified first-time freshmen who have graduated from a New Mexico high school and have an annual family income of $50,000- roughly the state’s median family income. The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship similarly covers tuition for New Mexico high school graduates and New Mexico General Education Diploma (GED) recipients.
Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is located along the Rio Grande, adjacent to the Sandia Mountains on land settled by Tewa and Tiwa people until the sixteenth century. Spanish, Mexican, and American occupation has resulted in a diverse population with long interwoven histories and cultural exchange. A high desert city, the climate boasts four distinct, but mild seasons. One can participate in a full range of outdoor activities year-round. Albuquerque has active sanctuary city legislation and a robust public art program, just two aspects of the city that contribute to a diverse community and a rich urban landscape.  Albuquerque is an inclusive city with a fabulous climate, low-cost lifestyle, and excellent outdoor recreation.

Required Qualifications: 
● A Ph. D in (or anticipated Ph.D.) in architectural history, art history or related fields. 
● Demonstrated teaching experience as instructor of record in the area of architectural history for a minimum of two (2) semesters. 
● A demonstrated track record of scholarly work or peer-reviewed activity.

Preferred Qualifications: 
● Exemplary teaching experience in the field of architectural history or theory or other related disciplines.
● Demonstrated potential to co-teach undergraduate or graduate design studios.
● A track record of innovative scholarship as demonstrated by publications, workshops, conference participation, and / or other scholarly outcomes.
● A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application Requirements:
● A one to two page Letter of Interest that summarizes your creative activities, research interests or agenda, teaching experience, leadership experience, and service interests
● A Curriculum Vitae
● A speculative or previously taught Architectural History Survey Syllabus and / or a speculative or previously taught Topical Seminar.  
● An article length or chapter length writing sample
● Three Academic and / or Professional References including names, affiliations, contact information, and relationship to the applicant.
● A one to two page Diversity Statement describing experience and an approach to diversity and inclusion within teaching, scholarship or practice.
● An optional one page Personal COVID Impact Statement that describes any challenges your teaching and/or research might have experienced during the pandemic. 

The search committee has the option to ask candidates to provide additional scholarship or teaching materials.


To submit an application, please visit website: and reference Posting Number REQ27634.  Applications received on or before January 8th will have best consideration, the position will remain open until filled. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Alex Webb at  

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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