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UCLA A.UD Position for Tenure Track, Open Rank Professor in History & Theory of Architecture, 2018-19

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The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design invites applications for an open rank position in the history and theory of architecture and/or urbanism. Both junior and senior candidates are encouraged to apply. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. The department seeks a scholar whose work is productively related both to contemporary debates in historical and theoretical research as well as to the current culture of design. We are especially interested in candidates whose work makes new territories of intellectual speculation available whether by expanding the traditional historical field, considering cultural perspectives that bring new insight or address those formerly marginalized and repressed, revising the definition of architecture as discipline, or stretching the territories of urban, environmental and global consideration. The successful candidate will be active in the MA/PhD program, the undergraduate architecture major, and will offer core courses in our Professional Degree program.

The Department has earned an international reputation, so preference will be given to candidates whose work exhibits the same reach or demonstrates the potential to do so. 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 February 18, 2018.

Please apply using the university’s application tool at:
Job Location
Los Angeles, CA

Required Documents
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• 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

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

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2018.

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




4-6 references required (contact information only)