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Visiting Assistant Professor, Architecture History & Theory

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

Job Description

The Virginia Tech School of Architecture, based in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to history and theory as relates to design education.

The School of Architecture emphasizes experimentation, cross-disciplinary viewpoints, and hands-on learning to develop future design professionals able to think systemically, integrate diverse ideas, and adapt to a constantly changing environment, all the while building a firm foundation in the cultural and physical dimensions of design, urban design, history, theory, building sciences, and practice.

The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturalism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to continually and proactively engage in these processes for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college, and the communities around the world we aim to serve.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester. The courses would include the required histories of architecture survey and contemporary topics course in one semester, and the required histories of architecture survey and an elective offering in the other. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall learning environment in the school by attending school-wide lectures, reviewing student work, and participating in faculty meetings and other service. The Visiting Assistant Professor position is a nine-month appointment, for a duration of two academic years, beginning in August 2023 and renewable based on need and performance

Required Qualifications

● A strong academic background in architectural history and theory is required. Candidates should either have completed a Ph.D. degree in architecture or architectural history or should be in “all but dissertation” (ABD) status towards obtaining their Ph.D. (candidates who have not yet completed their Ph.D. must hold a terminal masters degree).
● Previous teaching experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

● Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.
● Previous experience in teaching large lecture courses is desirable.

Materials Submission

  1. The following information will be included in complete applications:

    1) Curriculum Vitae

    2) a brief cover letter which situates your work within the discipline and profession and describes your teaching approach

    3) a portfolio of creative work and/or research (can be a link to a website or a .pdf)

    4) A one page personal diversity statement addressing how your research, teaching, and/or service has prepared you to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education or the profession

    5) the names and contact information for three current references as attachments to the online application.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary range begins at $55,000-65,000

Review Date

May 8, 2023 - review of applications will commence on this date and continue until the position is filled

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Julie Weaver at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 11, 2023
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