Field of Specialization: Race and Gender in the Built Environment

Job Description:
The School of Architecture at UT Austin is seeking an Associate or Full Professor with tenure to serve as a thought leader for its growing initiative on Race and Gender and the Built Environment through their teaching, research, and other academic activity.

A unique history of racial oppression and segregation, as well as cultural norms regarding gender roles, have shaped the built and social environments of American cities and continue to affect their design and development. Urban marginality coupled with racial and gendered social structures persist throughout the Americas, raising questions about the continuing complicity of the planning and design fields in the production of inequitable urban environments. In 2016, the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin established an initiative to strengthen our teaching and research on the relationship between race and/or gender and the built environment. The school first established a rotating Fellow position followed by a tenure-track faculty member in 2018. A senior faculty position is the next element in building transformative approaches to issues of race, gender, and social equity within our disciplines at the school. We aspire to bring a colleague whose work focuses on historically marginalized communities who have been underrepresented in design and planning research, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQ populations, to fulfill a central role in shaping critical scholarship and design praxis both within the School of Architecture and beyond.

The selected faculty member can choose to affiliate with any of the programs within the school, which include architecture, community and regional planning, historic preservation, architectural history, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, and urban design. In addition, the candidate may also engage scholars across campus in programs, departments and centers such as American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis, the Warfield Center, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies to build interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and pedagogy. Candidates whose research examines the intersections of race and gender with the built environment and their impacts on marginalized communities throughout the Americas may choose to affiliate with our area studies programs, including the prominent Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or an advanced professional degree complemented by current research and an active publishing program that demonstrates a rigorous pursuit of issues associated with race and/or gender in the built environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions

To be considered for the position, please submit the following materials through Interfolio:

  1.  A statement of interest describing your research and teaching interests
  2.  A current CV
  3.  A sample of work
  4. Contact information for three references

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