Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning Washington DC
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor. Tenure-Track.
Concentration in Classical Architecture & Urbanism
This teaching position is part of a new program in Classical Architecture and Urbanism now begun at the School of Architecture and Planning.
Starting: August 31, 2017
Description: The School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America seeks an exceptional practitioner of classical architectural design for appointment as Professor of Classical Architecture and Urbanism at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on expertise and experience, beginning August 2017. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Expectations: Applicant requirements include a strong record of Classical and traditional architectural design; recognition as a leader and innovator in the practice of Classical architecture; experience in the design and construction of buildings of Classical design; and teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students;
Highly desired are a record of innovative leadership in the field of Classical architecture with demonstrable national impact; and the desire to work collaboratively with University faculty within and beyond the School of Architecture and Planning. Knowledge of, experience with, and appreciation for other recent and current directions in architectural design coupled with a strong appreciation for Architectural History through the ages is strongly desired.
The candidate must be an advocate for Classical architecture; must be able to explain its manifest contributions historically and geographically; and must be able to teach Classical design principals at the scales of object, building and city.
Further criteria include a record of inspiring teaching and generous mentorship; ability to interact constructively with a faculty of diverse backgrounds and approaches to architecture.
Finally, applicants shall demonstrate their ongoing research / publication efforts in topics or fields directly related to Classical Architecture.
Position Responsibilities: The candidate shall be able to assist in developing curricular and pedagogical frameworks for the new program on Classical Architecture and Urbanism both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Teaching responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Classical Architecture and Urbanism design studio courses, lectures, architectural theory and practice seminars, and specialty courses – teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position’s service responsibilities include but are not limited to: school and university service on committees, and student advising.
Continuing progress on publication and research efforts is expected, as is a record of peer-reviewed publication of the candidate’s either built or unbuilt work. Knowledge of and skill with digital technologies, consistent with current professional practices of architecture is required.
The candidate must understand, be committed to, and be able to make a significant contribution to the mission of the Catholic University America, which mission is:
“As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”
- Master of Architecture professional degree from an accredited university’s accredited school of architecture;
- Professionally licensed Architect;
- Demonstrated affiliations with national and international professional organizations and associations.
- Demonstrated experience in the design and practice of Classical architecture;
- Excellent speaking, teaching and leadership abilities.
- Letter of Application highlighting qualifications, scholarship, writing, etc…
- A two-page personal statement indicating how the candidate, through his or her research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to advancing the University’s and School’s mission through this faculty position. This statement should specifically address the content of the University’s Mission Statement.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Portfolio of Built and Un-Built Works
- Three academic and personal references’ names and contact information
- Application Due Date: December 16, 2016 via email by 5:00pm EST time.
Address Application to:
Professor James C. McCrery, II, Search Chair
Director – Concentration in Classical Architecture and Urban Design
The Catholic University of America
School of Architecture and Planning
Crough Center for Architecture Studies
Washington DC 20064
Application questions may be sent to: email@example.com
The Catholic University of America conducts background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.