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Posted: 02/09/2012

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. With an enrollment of over 30,000 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The University is committed to achieving excellence as the State's primary center of research and graduate education. The campus benefits from the close proximity and networked connections with the broader Washington and Baltimore metropolitan communities.

Assistant Professor in Historic Preservation
Professional Opportunity
College Park, MD
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Housed within the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation offers a 2-year Master of Historic Preservation degree, a Graduate certificate, and dual degrees with architecture, planning and real estate development. The program is known for its focus on the social and cultural dimensions of preservation, and interpreting and preserving a broadly defined range of heritage resources. Our faculty work with and make connections between communities and local governments, state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academic institutions. We have a strong commitment to community engagement and in facilitating discussions of the past and its impact on the present.

The Historic Preservation Program, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure track assistant professor for August 2012 (while the preference is for an appointment in preservation, a joint appointment is possible).

Candidates are encouraged to apply whose research in historic preservation focuses on the intersection of cultural and natural resource studies and protection in terms of both tangible and intangible resources. Examples might include cultural sustainability, resources management, social and environmental justice, community engagement, and cultural/environmental policy analysis. Geographic research area is open.

The candidate will be expected to teach traditional and online courses in their area(s) of interest at the undergraduate to graduate levels, as well as required courses including the studio and final project class; courses could be offered at both the main and satellite campuses.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a related discipline such as Anthropology, American Studies, Planning, History, Cultural Geography, or Architectural History, and a research focus in cultural and environmental conservation. Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications, field experience, extramural funding, and teaching excellence. 

How to apply
Candidates should send a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Matthew Earls at email mearls@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Applications must be received by February 15, 2012.

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