Director of Preservation Studies - Tulane School of Architecture

Start Date: Spring 2020

Position Description:

The Tulane University School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates for its Director of Preservation Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This position will contribute to the development of our research agenda in the area of preservation, while supporting our educational mission in the teaching of preservation design studios and other related courses. The selected candidate for this position will play a critical role in the definition and development of school and university-wide research initiatives, collaborating with programs at the school, other schools and centers at Tulane, and with organizations beyond the university.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Tulane School of Architecture is an innovator in the field of the built environment at multiple scales - from buildings to neighborhoods, and to large-scale landscapes and urban planning. We are dedicated to collaborating with other schools at Tulane such as Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, and Public Health. Tulane School of Architecture undertakes multidisciplinary research that involves climate change, coastal and riparian crisis, the process of historic preservation under these circumstances, and the challenges for social and environmental justice. The city of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta are our natural domains of research. However, the complicated nature of this region provides ample opportunities for comparative global studies. For this reason, we expect Tulane’s contributions to be of major relevance. 

 

Qualifications:

Successful candidates for this position will have a masters degree in Preservation or the equivalent in related fields and extensive innovative professional experience and/or a post-professional masters or doctorate degree. Candidates with education and/or professional experience in architecture and urban planning in addition to preservation are preferred. Ideal candidates will have research interests in preservation in relation to climate change, disaster resilience, sustainability, and cultural and social equity.

Candidates for this position should be accomplished preservationists with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in the design studio and in seminar and/or lecture/lab courses in their area(s) of expertise. Furthermore, candidates are expected to vigorously pursue an agenda of high-profile research, writing, and creative production.

Candidates are expected to have strong leadership and management skills that will qualify them as Director of Preservation Studies. Candidates should exhibit a high level of expertise in preservation and a commitment to innovative curricula. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture are expected to teach; work with the faculty, the dean, and other departments at Tulane to develop curriculum; contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives, and engage in service through a range of academic committees.

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Statement of intent clearly indicating the position applied for along with teaching, professional, and scholarly interests.

3. List of 3 references with email addresses and telephone numbers

4. A portfolio demonstrating professional accomplishments and students' work. 

Please submit up to three pdf files (10.0MB/20 pages max each).

PDF-1: images of design work / professional achievements; PDF-2 sample of student work; PDF-3 sample syllabi and other evidence of teaching excellence.

The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on October 1, 2019. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

SUBMISSION:

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