Assistant or Associate Professor, History of the Built Environment


Assistant or Associate Professor, History of the Built Environment
Weitzman School of Design - City and Regional Planning

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 6, 2021

The Department of City & Regional Planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor to offer masters- and doctoral-level instruction and advising in the cross-disciplinary area of the History of the Built Environment. Scholars whose research addresses the built environment though global or transnational urban history; the histories of race, ethnicity, and colonialism; the histories of gender and sexuality; and/or urban heritage are particularly welcome to apply.

This position was created as part of the Weitzman School's new initiative in the History of the Built Environment, which focuses particularly on the urban or metropolitan scale. The Weitzman School includes Historic Preservation, City & Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Fine Arts. There is also the potential for secondary appointments with other departments across the University. This effort reflects collaborative work in urban, planning, landscape, and architectural history across the School and the larger University. It includes recruiting PhD students as Fellows in the History of the Built Environment. We also welcome the new faculty member to participate in the various research centers located at the School and University.

This position is a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment with responsibilities for teaching, research, and administration. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lecture and seminar courses at the graduate level, including new courses in an area of specialization that suits the candidate's research, and to advise masters and PhD students.

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