JOB: Visiting Lecturer, Architectural Studies @ Univ of Pittsburgh

The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Architectural Studies for the academic year 2023-24 (September 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024). This position, which is outside the tenure stream, may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.  Salary and benefits are competitive.  Candidates must be at least ABD; PhD preferred.  They must also be able to demonstrate university-level teaching experience in architectural history.  We seek a colleague whose teaching, mentorship, and service will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to program and university initiatives. 

The Visiting Lecturer (VL) will teach three courses per semester at the undergraduate level at our Pittsburgh campus.  In the fall semester this includes one section of Approaches to the Built Environment, the gateway seminar for the Architectural Studies Program; and two sections of Architecture: Image, Text, Theory, a writing intensive course required for the BA in Architectural Studies.  In the spring term 2024, they will teach (1) a section of Approaches to the Built Environment; (2) a section of the survey Global Architecture 2: Modern; and (3) one other course related to their expertise in architectural history and theory.

This position is open to scholars with expertise in all subfields of and methodological approaches to the history of architecture and the built environment.  Preference will be given to candidates with university-level teaching experience, and whose teaching and research would enhance and extend our curricular offerings in architectural history.

Applications should include:

  1. Cover letter of 1-2 pages, addressed to Drew Armstrong, director of the Architectural Studies Program. Please include a description of your teaching experience.
  2. Current CV, including a list of courses taught.
  3. Teaching Portfolio (15 pages maximum).  Include a sample syllabus for a course and a sample assignment.  Also include evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations.
  4. Diversity Statement of 1-2 pages, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  5. Two confidential professional letters of recommendation addressed and sent to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer (karoline@pitt.edu)

To apply, visit join.pitt.edu. The requisition number for this position is 23002881. 

Review of applications will begin on May 18, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department (karoline@pitt.edu).

Duties:

  • Teach 3 (3-credit) courses for the Architectural Studies Program in the History of Art and Architecture Department per semester.
  • Meet with undergraduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs.
  • Provide mentoring and recommendations for undergraduate students applying to graduate programs and internships.

Minimum Requirements:

  • ABD in architectural history or a closely related field.
  • Some university-level teaching experience in architectural history or a closely related field.
  • Commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity.

Preferred Requirements:

  • PhD in architectural history or a closely related field.
  • Experience as the instructor of record for a university-level course in architectural history.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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