Associate Professor/Professor & Area Chair, Historic Preservation

Employer
University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Location
North Bethesda, MD
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Housed within the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation offers a 2-year Master of Historic Preservation degree, a Graduate certificate, and a unique group of dual degree masters programs with architecture, planning, real estate development, applied anthropology, history, landscape architecture, and American studies. The program is known for its focus on the social and cultural dimensions of preservation, and documenting, interpreting, and preserving a broadly defined range of heritage resources. Our faculty and students work with communities and local governments, state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academic institutions. We have a strong commitment to community engagement that dates back to the program's beginnings in the 1980s, and in facilitating discussions of the past and its impact on the present, as well as to increasing the diversity of the campus community and advancing the climate of inclusivity in the School, University, and preservation profession.

The Historic Preservation Program anticipates hiring at the associate or full professor level to lead its Historic Preservation program as Director beginning in August 2023. The successful candidate must qualify for tenure at the University at the time of appointment. Qualifications include a PhD (American studies, Anthropology, Architectural history, Cultural geography, Ethnic studies, Historic preservation, History, Public policy, Urban/regional/environmental/economic planning), or a terminal masters degree in a related field, and a research focus in the preservation and/or conservation of built environments and heritage in the U.S. Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications and conference participation, field and community engagement experience, and teaching excellence. The successful candidate should be willing to develop an active research, teaching, and service program in metropolitan Washington, D.C., Baltimore, or other cities in the Mid-Atlantic region that can connect to and enhance teaching assignments in the program.

The candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate level, including required courses and courses in their specialty. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

Education:

Ph.D. (American studies, Anthropology, Architectural history, Cultural geography, Ethnic studies, Historic preservation, History, Public policy, Urban/regional/environmental/economic planning), and a research focus in the preservation and conservation of the built environment and heritage in the U.S.

Experience:

Geographic research area is open, but substantial experience and research connected to U.S. built environments is required.
Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications and conference participation, field and community engagement experience, and teaching excellence.
Candidates must also demonstrate administrative experience applicable to leading an academic program (for example, experience could include budget and personnel management, and/or program development and strategic planning).

Preferences:

Candidates are encouraged to apply whose research in historic preservation focuses on preserving community assets and places and spaces, including both tangible and intangible resources. Examples might include work in cultural sustainability, cultural resource management, social and environmental justice, community engagement, and heritage studies.
Demonstrated success in funded research or willingness to pursue funded research, and experience and interest in interdisciplinarity.

Application Deadlines and Information:

Candidates should include a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Electronic submission only to: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101242 Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Delaney West (dmwest@umd.edu).

Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Applications must be received by January 15, 2023, for best consideration we encourage receipt of applications by December 31, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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