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Posted: 11/08/2016

University of Maryland
Historic Preservation

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, and this position is designed to strengthen and expand on these ongoing relationships and activities. 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, real estate development, and applied anthropology. 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, as well as to increasing the diversity of the campus community and contributing to the climate of inclusivity in the School and at the University.

Assistant Professor
Professional Opportunity
College Park, MD

The Historic Preservation Program, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure track advanced assistant professor for August 2017. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (obtained prior to May 2015) in a related discipline such as Anthropology, American Studies, Urban/Regional/Environmental/Economic Planning, History, Cultural Geography, or Architectural History, and a research focus in the preservation and conservation of urban environments and heritage in the
U.S. Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications, field and community engagement experience, and teaching; success in external funding preferred. Candidates are encouraged to apply whose research in historic preservation focuses on preserving urban places and spaces, including both tangible and intangible resources. Examples might include work in cultural sustainability, cultural resource management, social and environmental justice, and community engagement. Geographic research area is open, but experience and research connected to U.S. urban centers is required. The successful candidate
should be willing to develop an active research program in Washington, Baltimore or other cities in the Mid-Atlantic region that can connect to and enhance their studio teaching assignments.  The candidate will be expected to teach traditional and online courses at the undergraduate to graduate levels, including required courses (studio and final project class) and courses in their specialty; courses could be offered at both the main and satellite campuses (such as Shady Grove). Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with women and
underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

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How to apply
Candidates should send a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Electronic submission only to: https://jobs.umd.edu. (Quicklink to Posting: http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/47333) Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Ruth Davis-Rogers (rdrogers@umd.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Applications must be received by December 31, 2016. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Ruth Davis - Rogers
Phone: (301)405-0753
3835 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

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