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UCLA A.UD Position for Tenure Track, Open Rank Professor in History & Theory of Architecture, 2019-20

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 11th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design invites applications for the full-time position in the history and theory of architecture. Anticipated start date is as early as July 1, 2019. As a position with tenure and tenure-track, we desire candidates with a substantial body of scholarship and extensive teaching experience with the capacity to develop advanced pedagogy and assume a leadership role in shaping critical studies curricula across academic programs. The successful candidate will participate in doctoral recruitment, teaching and advising, offer core courses in our graduate and post professional degree programs, and conduct significant research. The department values a productive relationship between history, theory, and design, and therefore seeks a candidate interested in engaging with the culture of design. We are seeking candidates whose work reflects at least one of the following areas of specialization:

  1. Expanded historical discourses that consider diverse cultural perspectives or underrepresented geographies to bring new insights into design.
  2. Extended disciplinary agendas and impacts for the field of architecture.
  3. Expanded territories of urban, environmental, and/or media studies.

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design has earned an international reputation, so preference will be given to candidates whose work exhibits the same reach. We welcome candidates whose demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. All candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The workload is determined at the discretion of the Department Chair and requires a service commitment to the Department and the University as requested by the Chair.

Early applications are encouraged. To ensure full consideration, please submit applications by March 15, 2019, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please apply using the university’s application tool at:

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

Required Documents
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Letter of Intent with a statement of research and teaching
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
• One or two examples of creative work, with a description of each project (non-returnable)
• One or two writing/bibliography samples

Six references required (Contact information only, Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time)

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2019.

The School of the Arts and Architecture is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body in response to the changing population and educational needs of the City of Los Angeles, State of California, and the nation. The Department of Architecture and Urban Design values intellectual, cultural, and creative inquiry. Personal qualities such as originality and initiative are important assets that will contribute to a successful application. Applicants who would make meaningful and unique contributions to the intellectual and social interchanges within the profession are especially encouraged to apply.

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in the School of Arts and Architecture.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Intent with a statement of research and teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Portfolio of creative work, pedagogical materials and teaching samples - Please include a description of each project (non-returnable). Please list the web address of your online portfolio or personal website or personal cloud. If you do not have a web portfolio, please upload materials below.

  • Two or more writing/bibliography samples

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 6-8 required (contact information only)

How to apply

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