Position Description and Duties
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture (SSA) seeks an experienced
historian to teach architectural and urban history to undergraduate and
graduate students. The candidate will teach the survey of world architecture,
lead discussion sections, work with and mentor undergraduate and graduate
students, and offer elective seminars in the field of specialty. The SSA seeks
an innovative, cutting-edge scholar who emphasizes interdisciplinary inquiry
and focuses on place-based history rather than individual monuments, historical
styles, or well-known architects. Historians of technology, infrastructure,
cultural landscapes, the environment, world architecture, urbanism, or other
similar fields are encouraged to apply. No geographic restriction applies, but
the field of specialty must be in topics before 1850.
The Spitzer School of Architecture is committed to social and sustainable concerns
in practice, as well as to providing access to the finest education in the art,
history and technology of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture
to the broadest and most diverse student population. A prospective member of
the faculty should be prepared to participate in and contribute to this lively
intellectual atmosphere. The candidate should also expect to contribute to the
development of a graduate program in architectural history.
Qualifications and Requirements
candidate must hold a doctorate in the history of architecture or urbanism and
have considerable teaching experience, preferably in a school of architecture.
Interdisciplinary, innovative, scholarship of exceptional quality is required,
as is excellence and experience in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to
teaching the history of architecture in global, urban and environmental
contexts. A distinguished record of multiple publications (books, articles,
reviews) is required. The candidate must also demonstrate commitment to and
experience in teaching the core curriculum in architectural history.
The application must include curriculum vitae, at least one course syllabus describing a survey, another describing an elective seminar, three publications, and a cover letter explaining interest in the position, teaching philosophy and research objectives. Three letters of reference are required and should be sent under separate cover to the chair of the search committee. The candidate should be prepared to give a public lecture and lead a seminar discussion with students as part of the application process.
Send hard copies (only) of required materials to:
Professor Marta Gutman
Chair, History Search
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
The City College of New York
141 Convent Avenue
New York, New York 10031
Send scannable copies (only) of required materials to: