ADJUNCT ASST PROF
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
The Department of Architecture is part of the School of
Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As Wisconsin’s only accredited school of
Architecture, SARUP celebrated its 50th anniversary year in 2019,
including its recognition as a Center for Excellence in the UW
System. SARUP is home to two significant international design
awards, the Marcus Prize and the Urban Edge Award. Both highlight
SARUP’s commitment to Milwaukee and urbanism by bringing
international talent into studios. SARUP also offers a unique range
of externally funded studios, building long-term relationships with
regional industrial and institutional partners. In addition to many
community-based projects, SARUP also hosts the Mobile Design Box,
an off-campus community engagement space available to SARUP
faculty. The Department of Architecture offers BSAS, M. Arch., M.S.
and Ph.D. degree programs and faculty are encouraged to teach at
all levels. A new 30 credit Master of Urban Design has started
enrolling students in fall 2021.
Located on Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is a city of diverse, walkable
and livable neighborhoods. Milwaukee’s lively arts and cultural
scene, combined with its Great Lakes and river watershed ecology,
historic fabric, and mix of cultures, offers many avenues for
research and design inspiration.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture &
Urban Planning (SARUP) is offering a one-year fellowship to support
a scholar(s) whose work focuses on matters of contemporary urgency.
These could include equity in the built environment, environmental
justice, collaborative modes of practice, the role of inclusive
architecture education, relationships between identity and design,
investigation into climate change mitigation connected to social
and environmental justice, and other topics.
Given the unique pressures of this time, both in the wider
discipline and in higher education, SARUP is particularly (but not
exclusively) interested in proposals that investigate the
relationship of the fellow's practice to local or regional aspects
of Milwaukee life, culture and urbanism. The fellow in
architectural activism can expect the support of SARUP colleagues
to facilitate connections to organizations and individuals who will
amplify avenues of research opportunity even within a short period
SARUP acknowledges the historic inequities in academia,
architecture and urban planning that have made access to robust and
sustainable research careers unattainable for many people from
minoritized backgrounds. To open this fellowship to scholars whose
experience may have been hindered by a lack of resources,
tokenization of focus area and/or invisible labors of service often
required of minoritized people, SARUP offers the opportunity to
co-teach in the architectural core curriculum, a dedicated teaching
+ research mentor, and a student research assistant for the
duration of the fellowship (contingent on available funding).
Fellows who may be Innovative and emerging designers, architecture
practitioners, and scholars are required to conduct design research
and to participate in the SARUP community through the teaching of
studios and seminars. Each 9-month fellowship (with institutional
support, including access to the library and facilities, extended
through the summer) includes teaching responsibilities that focus
on the core studio curriculum at the undergraduate or graduate
levels, and equally important, an elective studio and seminar
driven by the fellow's research agenda. At the culmination of the
fellowship term and with the support of a stipend, fellows are
expected to complete a final project that can be disseminated at a
national level. Fellowship recipients will be expected to deliver a
lecture on the subject of their fellowship research in the SARUP
Guest Lecture Series, disseminate the research through
peer-reviewed journals, conferences and other written media, and
exhibit related work in SARUP's gallery.
The Department of Architecture is committed to creating a more
inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with
demonstrated potential and research breadth, including those from
diverse racial, ethnic, gender, historically underrepresented,
differently abled, and disadvantaged backgrounds to contribute
positively to its diverse community..
A graduate, or professional degree, or degree commensurate with the
candidate’s area of expertise is required.
Candidates should possess:
1) exemplary design and/or research potential, as may be
demonstrated by built work, design exhibitions, and/or published
articles in academic journals;
2) demonstrated evidence of potential to teach design studio and
3) a clearly articulated project as it relates to the call to be
conducted during the fellowship year.
Applications must be submitted online. Candidates should submit a
cover letter that includes a proposal of their fellowship project,
curriculum vitae, list of references, and portfolio (upload as
“Other Document 1”). The proposal should include a statement
describing the candidate’s teaching aspirations and the anticipated
outcome for the fellowship.
The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022. Please
note that applications
received after January 14, 2022, may not receive
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