The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning invites applications for an assistant/associate level tenure-track appointment from designers who have shown both dedication and creativity in fighting racism through urban design. This position is part of a Provost’s Anti-Racist Hiring Initiative, will be part of a cluster hire in urban humanities, and benefit from a well-established and university-supported anti-racism research infrastructure. Although prior engagement with Detroit is not a requirement, we hope you will participate in Detroit’s inclusive recovery as an integral part of your teaching and design research. You will commit to making anti-racism more fundamental to the curriculum of Taubman College and to making issues of spatial justice through urban design and planning more integral to the many disciplines fostering anti-racism in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
You are an individual who values design, possesses knowledge of applied and theoretical anti-racist modalities of practice, and demonstrates a capacity to address pressing urban issues through an inclusionary lens. Undergraduate and graduate studio-based instruction across college programs in addition to foundational and advanced courses based on your area of expertise will form the core of the position’s teaching requirements.
- Terminal degree in architecture, urban design, or urban planning
- Record of excellence in design pedagogy and practice
How to Apply
Applicants should submit one PDF (500kb size limit) containing the following:
- Cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
- Statement discussing how you center anti-racism in your research/creative practice and teaching
- CV with a link to a website or a short portfolio of no more than 10 pages
- Names and contact information for three references
The deadline for submissions is November 15.
Please visit the University of Michigan careers website for the complete posting.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, U-M offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include a retirement plan with two-for-one matching contributions after the first year; many choices for comprehensive health insurance; life insurance; long-term disability coverage; and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Learn more about U-M benefits.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Taubman College values a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and administrators that includes people of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We aim to create a community of mutual respect and trust where everyone's backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about our DEI efforts and the shared values we have for our community.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.