Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) at the intersection of

Williams College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies, Professional Fields, Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) at the intersection of Architectural Design and Environmental Studies

Williams College invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) position at the intersection of architectural design and environmental studies. We welcome applications from all areas of architecture, planning, and design. Expertise in sustainable architecture with a focus on marginalized communities in the Global North, indigenous urbanisms, or the built environment of the Global South is of particular interest. This is a joint appointment: the successful candidate will become a member of a growing interdisciplinary program in environmental studies as well as a large department of art.

Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per year in hands-on, project-based architectural design in studio art and two courses per year in environmental studies on topics such as climate adaptation, urban studies, coastal resilience infrastructure, or related subjects. Teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses. In addition, Williams faculty are expected to advise theses, honors projects, and independent research, and also to teach one January term course every other year.

With 2000 undergraduates and about 40 graduate students in art history and development economics, Williams is an institution that places a high value on teaching as well as scholarship; consequently, we seek applicants who can demonstrate in their supporting materials a capacity for excellent teaching and for working effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Please direct any questions to the search committee (Guy Hedreen g [email protected] in Art or Nicolas Howe [email protected] in Environmental Studies).


An M.A. degree in one or more of the following fields is required: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or design. A Ph.D. or equivalent in one of these or a closely related field is preferred. Prior studio experience is required. A practice-based research portfolio is strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

Applicants for this position should submit the following materials:
–A letter of application of no more than three pages. In the letter, please include information about your area of research or practice as well as your teaching experience and philosophy.
–Curriculum Vitae.
–A summary of research or creative interests (two pages).

Candidates who advance in the pool will be asked to provide a sample of scholarly or creative work, three letters of reference, and brief descriptions of two proposed courses, one in environmental studies and the other in design/studio practice.

Application deadline: October 31, 2021, or until the position is filled. We plan to interview ten semifinalists via Zoom in December and bring four finalists to campus in February.

Materials must be submitted via Interfolio, through the following link: .

Position begins

July 1, 2022

Application deadline

11:59 pm ET on October 31, 2021, or until the position is filled

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Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams website ( ).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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