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Position Detail - Assistant Professor of Architectural History

Assistant Professor of Architectural History

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Faculty

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Art History and Architectural Studies invites applications for a historian/theorist of modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This individual will provide critical support to our vibrant, growing Architectural Studies program while also serving the larger Art History track in our department. The contract for this position will start July 1, 2024.

A Ph.D. in architectural history and, ideally, a design background, including familiarity with digital programs and software is required to be completed or anticipated by Fall 2024. The teaching load is four courses per year, comprising a general survey on the built environment, upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and, depending on their qualifications, occasional design studios. Our new colleague will benefit from campus resources such as Mount Holyoke’s new digital media lab and Fimbel Maker Space. They will also have the opportunity to participate in design reviews and collaborate with colleagues across the Five College Consortium.

Candidates’ specialties may lie in any aspect of modern and contemporary architectural and urban history, including but not limited to sustainability, landscape, ecology, migration and diaspora. We are especially interested in those whose research and teaching engage discourses of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and/or globalization, postcolonialism, and indigeneity. In addition to an active and exciting research program, applicants should have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Our department is deeply committed to diversifying our curriculum as well as our faculty, as befits our highly diverse and international student body and reflects our College-wide commitment to social justice. Applicants are requested to apply online by December 1, 2023: cv; cover letter; writing sample; contact information for three references; as well as separate statements on teaching philosophy, research interests, and mentoring a diverse student body. If applicable, they are also encouraged to submit a design and/or teaching portfolio. For more information, please contact Jessica Maier at

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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