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University of Oregon Architecture/ Environmental Studies
Apply now Job no: 520588
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Environmental Studies, Instruction, Architecture/Art/Design, Humanities
Assistant Professor, History of Art & Architecture/Environmental Studies
Nov 23, 2017; position open until filled
Required Application Materials
1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Brief description of courses taught or prepared to teach
4. Contact information for three references
The University of Oregon’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HA&A), in partnership with the Environmental Studies program (ENVS), invites applications for a tenure-track position in art or architectural history with an environmental humanities focus. We seek interdisciplinary candidates specializing in art and design practices of any historical period or region as these practices engage current issues in ecology, climate change, and the built environment. The ideal candidate would work at the intersection of art and architectural history, environmental studies, and one or more of these fields: cultural geography, activism and social practice, urbanism, critical theory, visual studies, design history, science and technology. We seek candidates whose intellectual approach engages with visual production in order to address pressing contemporary environmental, social, cultural, and ethical issues. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance HA&A’s existing strengths, which include urbanism and architecture; curatorial and exhibition studies; modern and contemporary art; and art of the Pacific Rim (especially the Americas and East Asia); and scholars who will advance ENVS's interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations.
Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We encourage applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in HA&A and ENVS, with the tenure home in HA&A. The normal teaching load is 5 courses a year, 3 in HA&A and 2 in ENVS. Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of MA and PhD student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will build upon existing ecology-focused research and production within the College of Design (including Architecture, Landscape, Art, Product Design, and Planning) and across the broader university. In addition to the vast network of resources for environmental studies at UO, the Center for Environmental Futures primary among them, the College of Design offers collaborative research possibilities with the Yeon Center for Architecture and Landscape, Center for Artistic Research, Sustainable Cities Initiative, and Institute for a Sustainable Environment.
The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their application cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. If you require administrative assistance, please contact Shaun Haskins (email@example.com (link sends e-mail)). For questions related to the position, please contact department head Kate Mondloch (firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)).
Ph.D. in art and/or architectural history or related field in hand by September 16, 2018.