The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SoA)
invites applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty to teach a
course in the history of Asian Architecture. The individual should
demonstrate the ability to teach architectural history as an
inclusive endeavor that may also include urbanism, material
culture, and art. The parameters of the course are flexible, but it
is anticipated that this course will be a mid-level undergraduate
elective that covers a broad chronological and geographic swath
through East, South, and Southeast Asia through the 20th-century.
Candidates with teaching experience and a degree in Architectural
History are preferred.
Candidates in Pennsylvania, California, New York, Virginia and
Washington, DC may have the option of teaching remotely.
The School of Architecture is one of five schools, alongside the
Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music in the College of Fine
Arts. The School offers two Bachelors programs (BA and B.Arch),
seven Masters programs including the professional Master of
Architecture, and four doctoral programs. Our student body totals
over 400 undergraduate and graduate students. Carnegie Mellon
University is classified as an "R1: Doctoral University – Highest
Research Activity" institution. As such, a wide range of
transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities are
supported at the school, college and/or university.
Our school’s philosophy is to provide deep immersion in the
discipline of architecture, expanded by a university culture of
interdisciplinarity and creative inquiry. Our undergraduate and
graduate degree programs prepare students to be excellent,
discipline-defining design-thinkers in diverse global contexts. We
believe that architectural excellence demands both rigorous
training in fundamentals and the development of unique expertise -
whether the sciences, the humanities, engineering, or computation.
Though each of our students graduate with intensive architecture
knowledge, no two graduates leave with the same education.
Our programs take advantage of:
- Our position within one of the world’s leading research and
entrepreneurship institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection
of technology, the arts, and the humanities;
- Specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger
Intelligent Workplace, dFAB Lab, Code Lab, Remaking Cities
Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab;
- The context of our dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh
as a place for inquiry and engagement.
More information on the School of Architecture can be found on the
A PhD is expected although ABD considered.
To apply, access and complete the online application form at
, submitting the following
- A letter of interest that indicates your specific areas of
- A statement of teaching philosophy and what you would cover in
the Asian Architecture Course.
- A full curriculum vitae;
- Contact information for three references, including name,
position, email address, phone number and your professional
relationship with them;
- For those with prior academic experience, examples of writing
by your students.
Review of applications will begin November 10, 2022, with the offer
extended by 19 December. 2022. First day of class will be in the
week of January 16, 2023.
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