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Professor of Architectural History, Theory, and Urban Design

The Catholic University of America
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a tenure-track Professor of Architecture position in Architectural History, Theory, and Urban Design to begin Fall Semester - August, 2022.


We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows:

“As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

The Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning invites applications and nominations for this position.  The School welcomes applications from historians willing and able to engage in reasoned, serious, and open debate about how various aesthetic traditions can serve the common good in different places and cultures. The ideal candidate will take a long view of architecture and the human condition. That individual should seek to teach the art of building through the lens of Architectural History, Theory, and Urban Design to help students understand, preserve, and carry forward the traditions of vernacular, classical, and contemporary architecture in the service of building communities.


POSITION LOCATION:  The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC                                     


Course Instruction:  The appointed candidate will teach lecture courses, and conduct seminars in their area(s) of expertise. Knowledge of and skill with digital technologies consistent with current professional practices of architecture is expected.


School and University Service:  In addition to formal academic student advising, the position requires Service responsibilities including but not limited to service on school and university committees.


Research and Research Equivalents:  Continuing progress throughout one’s appointment on scholarship, research, and/or significant built works is a position requirement; as is an on-going record of peer-reviewed publication of the candidate’s work.


This Ad and further detailed descriptions of the position’s Qualifications Requirements, Application Requirements, and Application and Appointment Calendar are available by communication with the Faculty Search Committee Chair and on the School’s website: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 30, 2021.



  1. Cover letter, including a summary of professional accomplishments and research interest;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Portfolio of peer-reviewed publications, other publications, and/or work samples designed, formatted and presented as a single print volume or digital file (not larger than 100MB);
  4. Name and contact information for three or more academic and/or professional references. Letters of recommendation will be required for the finalists;
  5. A one or two-page statement indicating how the applicant’s research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to The Catholic University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities - Ex Corde Ecclesiae.


Please direct all communication via email.

Associate Professor James C. McCrery, II – Faculty Search Committee Chair (


The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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