The School of Architecture at University of Virginia (home to a living World Heritage site) is seeking applications for a tenure or tenure track appointment in Historic Preservation, rank dependent upon experience to begin August 25, 2015. The sub-field of expertise within Historic Preservation is open, including but not limited to community history, conservation, cultural geography, cultural landscape history, design, historic preservation planning, law, or public advocacy. The person holding this position is expected to teach two courses per semester, designed in consultation with the Director of the Historic Preservation program. Applicants with international preservation experience are especially encouraged to contact us. Candidates must hold a graduate degree in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to: Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Building Conservation, Geography, Historic Preservation, History, Landscape Architecture, Law, or Urban Planning. Successful candidates will have an accomplished or promising research agenda and experience teaching in Historic Preservation. Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate the potential for earning tenure in at least one of the school’s four departments. Candidates are free to express interest in serving as the Director of the Historic Preservation certificate program, but service as Director is not an expectation. PhD preferred but not required. The salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0614998. Complete a Candidate Profile online, and electronically attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter to include your research interest and teaching philosophy.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment and official transcripts will be requested.
For additional information related to the position, please contact: Louis Nelson, Associate Professor of Architectural History, Director of Historic Preservation Program, and Associate Dean for Research and International Programs via email at ln6n@Virginia.EDU. For further information about the application process, please contact: Mary Jo Bateman, Departmental Assistant via email at mb2tr@Virginia.EDU.
The School of Architecture is a lively, creative and scholarly community of approximately 40 full-time faculty, dozens of adjunct lecturers, and 500 undergraduate and graduate students. Each of our four departments – Architecture, Architectural History, Urban and Environmental Planning, and Landscape Architecture – is highly regarded for innovative cross-disciplinary initiatives within the School as well as with partners in other Schools in the University, and beyond. The School faculty is active in numerous international curricu¬lar initiatives and research collaborations. We offer undergraduate degrees in Architecture, Architectural History, and Urban and Environmental Planning, graduate degrees in all four disciplines, an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Global Sustainability, as well as graduate certificates in Historic Preservation and in Urban Design. Numerous students avail themselves of dual-graduate degrees. We began offering a Ph.D. in the 2012-13 ac¬ademic year, and anticipate our new hire will be central to this new School of Architecture interdisciplinary initiative. See www.arch.virginia.edu for more information on the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.
The University of Virginia (http://www.virginia.edu) is the flagship research university of the state system and is regularly ranked as one of the very top public institutions in the nation. The beautiful historic center of the campus, known as “The Lawn”, designed by Thomas Jefferson, is designated as a World Heritage site. The School of Architecture is a few blocks away in Campbell Hall, designed in 1970 by Pietro Belluschi, that was recently renovated and expanded. Scholarship is supported with an outstanding library system, digital technology equipped classrooms and a geographic information support staff in what is known as the Scholar’s Lab (http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/).
The City of Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County are consistently ranked among the top communities in the nation (http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2). The city is known not only for the University and Monticello, but also for the large selection of excellent restaurants, local wineries, diverse entertainment venues, and active arts pro¬grams along with a very participatory citizen base. Charlottesville is situated two hours from the nation’s capital, one hour from the state capital, three hours from the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, and thirty minutes from the Shenandoah National Park, the Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. We have daily Amtrak service to the Northeast, the Midwest, and points South. USAirways, Delta, and United airlines serve a recently expanded airport.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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