Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory

The Department of Architecture at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty teaching position in global Architectural History, 1400-1800, in the History Theory Criticism (HTC) Program in Architecture and Art. The History, Theory, Criticism program in MIT's School of Architecture and Planning was founded in the 1970s as the first PhD program in a school of architecture, specializing in interdisciplinary research and teaching focused on the intertwined histories of architecture and art.

The successful candidate should have conducted doctoral studies primarily in the historical study of architecture in the period of the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, an era defined by new economic, cultural, military and technological encounters between the different peoples of the world. They will aid the faculty of HTC, and the Department, in further extending HTC’s ambition to address critical issues pertaining to global history and its ramifications for the field today. These issues include the history of environment and politics; the history of materials and material cultures in global trade and exchange; the history of design and manufacturing, the history of inequality (race, class, gender); and studies in technology and society.

MIT has both a strong doctoral and professional program in architecture and its associated disciplines, and applicants should be prepared to contribute to an interdisciplinary program that serves diverse, highly motivated student body pursuing graduate and undergraduate programs not only in architecture, but also the arts, humanities and social sciences, and the sciences and technology. The selected candidate will teach both broad survey as well as specialized seminar courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The PhD is essential, and applicants who have training in architectural design or urbanism are strongly encouraged to apply.

note: offers are contingent upon gaining appropriate work authorization.

Interested applicants should submit: a statement of interest outlining their vision and qualifications, including major professional, research, pedagogical goals and achievements; a teaching statement along with syllabi for two potential classes the applicant might want to teach; a curriculum vitae; a list of three recommenders and their contact information; a dossier of selected scholarly work composed of no more than three chapters or articles. We also request a statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as vision and plans for the future in these areas. Applicants are encouraged to discuss approaches to fostering an inclusive environment. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

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MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.


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