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 (

To apply, visit 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 (


  • 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.

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JOB: Assistant Professor – Modern and Contemporary Architectural Historian @ UChicago

Position Description
The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invites applications for an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department seeks applicants with innovative approaches to scholarship in the modern and contemporary history of architecture, urbanism, and/or the built environment, who also exhibit an ambitious research agenda and a commitment to developing pedagogical techniques for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholars working in any geographic area, with any theoretical or methodological focus, are invited to apply. The position includes a normal teaching load of four courses per year, as well as commensurate advising and service responsibilities.

This search for an Assistant Professor is connected to a concurrent search for a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow (PPF): We encourage all interested applicants to submit an application for the PPF position as well, so that all available options will be open to the selected candidate.

All requirements for the PhD in Art or Architectural History or a related field must be completed by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Required Application Documents
• Cover letter introducing research, teaching interests and pedagogical methods, long-term career goals, and detailing progress toward completion of PhD if not in hand
• Dissertation abstract (2-page maximum)
• Current CV
• One article-length text or dissertation chapter
All items must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time on November 7, 2022 via the University’s Academic Recruitment site (Interfolio) at:

Additional materials and reference letters may be requested following initial review of applications.

For more information about the Department of Art History, please visit Please contact with any questions about the position.

Position contingent on final budgetary approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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