The Catholic University of America
Assistant/Associate Professor of the History, Theory and Criticism of Classical
Architecture and Urbanism
The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a Tenure Track position in History, Theory and Criticism of Classical Architecture and Urbanism, to begin in August 31, 2016. This position is part of a new program in Classical Architecture and Urbanism starting at CUA next Fall semester.
The School of Architecture and Planning, located in the nation’s capital, rich with examples of classical architecture, invites candidates to apply to this tenure track position. Applicants should have the expertise in classical-era Greco-Roman, trans-empire architecture and urbanism. The position focuses on the history, theory and criticism of the classical tradition, while linking classical architecture to current practices and discourse. Applicants must have the ability to read classicism from the vantage of modern-times, interpret classicism in a variety of contexts and eras, and across disciplines including urbanism, sustainability, preservation, conservation, restoration, tectonics and engineering. Scholarly traditions of Geoffrey Scott, John Summerson, Colin Rowe, and James Ackerman, among others, should provide models for the successful applicant’s scholarship.
We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “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.”
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate leadership in developing curricular and pedagogical frameworks for the new program on Classical Architecture and Urbanism both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A PhD with specialization in the areas of classical architecture and urbanism or similar level and type of expertise is expected.
Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to: seminars, survey courses and contributing to design studios. Teaching will take place in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Service responsibilities include but are not limited to: school and university service on committees, student advising, developing links to other concentrations such as the sacred and cultural studies and urban practice concentrations and programs such as planning and sustainable design. Additionally, the position includes a leadership role in developing, promoting and recruiting for a specialization in the field.
A record of peer reviewed publications is required and successful grant writing experience is preferred.
Application requirements, which should include the following:
● 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 position.
● Portfolio containing a significant sample of scholarship and writing
● Curriculum Vitae
● Three references names and contact information
Application Due Date: April 15, 2016 via email by 5:00pm EST time
Applications should be sent to:
Professor Ann Cederna, Search Chair
The Catholic University of America
School of Architecture and Planning
Crough Center for Architecture Studies
Washington DC 20064
Application questions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment.
The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.