Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture

Position ID:GaTech-Arch-HT [#12271]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, History and Theory of Architecture
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332, United States [map]
Subject Area: Architecture / History of Architecture
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/04, finished 2019/09/06, listed until 2019/04/04)
Position Description:    

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The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with demonstrated capacity for leadership in research and scholarship in architectural history and theory. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core history of architecture courses to both undergraduate and graduate students along with other courses directly related to their area of interest. In addition, ongoing scholarly research and publication of work at a level required to achieve tenure will be expected. The position will begin in August 2019. 

The School of Architecture (SoA) is currently restructuring and rebuilding its history/theory curriculum and the successful candidate will play a key role in this process. We are especially interested in candidates who can engage the school’s core research areas and overall curriculum around design, technology and culture. There will also be opportunities to teach and advise students in SoA’s Ph.D. program. 

The successful candidate will receive a salary commensurate with their experience as well as fringe and health benefits.  We will consider candidates with the terminal degree in architecture, the Master of the Architecture. We will also consider candidates with a Ph.D. in architectural history, theory, or a related field.  In addition, candidates should demonstrate a strong record of writing, publication and experience teaching history or theory courses in a school of architecture. 

The School of Architecture is one of five schools within the College of Design. Other schools include Industrial Design, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, and Music. The SoA has 330 students in five degree programs: B.S. in Architecture (192 students), Master of Architecture (85 students), M.S. in Architecture (22 students), M.S. in Urban Design (15 students) and a Ph.D. in Architecture (48 students). The faculty is made up of 23 full-time tenured or tenure track faculty members and 33 part-time or visiting faculty members. The School of Architecture was recently ranked in the top ten in ten of the twelve focus areas of architectural education by Design Intelligence. For more information on the School of Architecture, please visit

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is recognized as one of the nation’s top research universities and is consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s top ten public universities. 

Candidates must submit a letter of interest; teaching and research statement that describes past work, future goals and how it fits within the context of Georgia Tech (2 pp. max.); three writing samples (published or unpublished); sample course syllabi for history or theory courses; contact information for three references; full Curriculum Vitae; and portfolio of creative work (if applicable). 

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated date for a shortlist is February 1, 2019, with interviews during the month of February. 

For questions and more information, please refer to or contact Jenifer Burton,, Senior Administrative Assistant, School of Architecture.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Design
245 Fourth Street NW, Suite 351
Atlanta, GA 30332

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