History of Art and Architecture

Position Available: Assistant Professor in the History of Architecture, Global South

Assistant Professor in the History of Architecture, Global South 

The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire a tenure-track professor of architecture, urbanism, and landscape with research and teaching expertise in the geographies and critical perspectives of the Global South. The department is especially interested in the Islamic traditions of the pre- to early-modern periods, but welcomes applications from scholars whose work addresses more recent periods, cross­ cultural interactions, and critical perspectives on the Global South (including the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas). The starting date is September 1, 2019. This appointment will support our department’s Architectural Studies program and our commitment to advancing global understanding and cross-cultural awareness in the histories of art, architecture, and material culture. The successful candidate will be able to draw on resources of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and its affiliated programs, the World History Center, and the Humanities Center.

Above all, we are interested in attracting applicants with innovative conceptual approaches to their field, whatever their sub-field may be, and who are able to connect their area of specialty to larger intellectual and methodological frameworks that cut across fields, disciplines, and eras. Please consult Constellations on our webpage to explore how we have restructured our department with this goal in mind. With the founding of HAA’s Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh consortium in 2015, the development of the Chancellor’s Plan for Pitt (PDF) in 2016, and the University’s ongoing construction of Community Engagement Centers, successful applicants will also share our commitment to broadening the reach, scope, and impact of our scholarly work inside and outside the academy.

The department is strongly committed to outstanding instruction at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should therefore also be interested in teaching as an intellectual enterprise in its own right, and able to teach outside their immediate specialization.

This position is pending budgetary approval. PhD and teaching experience are required. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2018 and should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to the department's Academic and Fiscal Manager, Ms. Karoline Swiontek (karoline@pitt.edu). The file should have a cover letter and a research statement, your cv, a brief teaching portfolio (max20pages), and a writing sample or publication. Three letters of reference are also required and should be sent separately to Karoline Swiontek at karoline@pitt.edu. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Barbara McCloskey, Department Chair (bmcc@pitt.edu).

The University of Pittsburgh and HAA are strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels, in institutional culture, curriculum, programming, and student and faculty recruitment. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.