See also:
(Department of Urban Studies and Planning Website)

Architectural Historian: Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with tenure)

Announcing a full time faculty position -- Advanced Assistant Professor (tenure track) through Associate Professor with tenure -- starting in the fall term 2014. While the main responsibility of the successful candidate will be to the PhD and SMArchS students of the HTC Program, he/she is also expected to contribute to the professional graduate design program (MArch) as well as to MIT’s undergraduate curriculum. Attention to the theoretical positions of contemporary scholarship is expected. We prefer candidates who work on modernisms / modernism from a global perspective / modernism in its global settings.

MIT is a culturally diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


A Ph.D., significant publications, and teaching experience are required.

Application Instructions

For materials, please supply a letter of interest, a research statement, a description of each class taught indicating audience composition, and a CV by the 30th of September 2013. Please refrain from including additional items. Document page size should be standard US letter: 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

Applications should be submitted as PDFs through the Interfolio web site with the letter addressed to: Professor Mark M. Jarzombek, Search Committee Chair; History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art; MIT Department of Architecture.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The Institute does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

The online announcement and portal for applications is through


Tenured or Tenure-track Associate Professor in Art, Culture and Technology Program

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking an individual of international standing and critical acclaim to join the faculty of its Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT). We seek a colleague who is a practicing artist, has experience teaching at the college, university or art school level, and whose work synergizes with MIT’s science and technology focus. This appointment will be a tenured or tenure-track position of Associate Professor.

MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology explores art, in its broad, complex and global history and in its contemporary forms, in conjunction with its relations to culture, science, technology, and design. This investigation occurs in ACT’s academic offerings and public programs and is buttressed by the research of faculty, fellows, and guests of ACT. Bridges between MIT discipline groups and departments are another facet of these encounters as research manifests itself in individual and collaborative forms and includes work that investigates, creates and bridges practices involving time, movement and space: cinema, video, sound, performance, photography, experimental media and new genres, conceptual and spatial experiments with architecture and design, writings and publications. Critical thinking, knowledge mining, and creative engagement, along with explorations of changing public and private spheres are of particular relevance. ACT’s mission references “art on a civic scale” which encompasses many subjectivities and forms of migratory thinking and action to engage a critically transformative view of the world and engagement of society.

The Program in Art, Culture and Technology is uniquely positioned under the aegis of the School of Architecture and Planning and within the Department of Architecture. This structure provides ample opportunity to explore collaborative relationships and create links with a variety of disciplines including Architectural Design, History, Theory and Criticism, Urban Studies and Planning, and the Media Lab, as well as other internationally recognized MIT research and teaching units.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD or MFA or equivalent; be a practicing artist with international recognition who is engaged in art and understands its political and social relevance in a global context and is able to foster artistic production through a variety of media. He or she should be knowledgeable and articulate in historical and contemporary issues of art, visual culture and related fields and able to position their work in relation to art, culture, and technology and give evidence of expanding boundaries in their practice. This individual must have significant experience teaching at the college, university or art school level and able to teach introductory and advanced courses in contemporary art and be prepared to teach enthusiastically in one of the program’s first year foundation courses.

In addition, the ideal candidate will be expected to participate in further developing the activities,educational structure and methodologies of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology, including the expansion of the Master’s degree program and the development of a trans-disciplinary Bachelor’s degree. Experience developing new curriculum or growing academic programs is a plus. The candidate should be inspirational, inclusive, have a proven track record of successful collaborative and interdisciplinary projects with an interest in building bridges to new areas of MIT, particularly in the Schools of Science, Engineering, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and knowledgeable and articulate in historical and contemporary issues of art, visual culture and related fields. He or she must be committed to being an active presence at ACT and to working constructively with all facets of the program and be able to coach students on all levels with highly interdisciplinary interests.

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at

Submissions will not be returned to applicant. Email submissions will not be accepted. Included materials should be:

• Curriculum Vitae
• Letter of intention and teaching philosophy
• Well-organized selection of artistic work, presented in a manner to make it easy to review
• Names and contact information of at least four references
• Other supporting material is appreciated such as a selection of applicant’s writing (writings, interviews, statements) and/or critical reviews of applicant’s work by others

The appointment will begin September 2014. Review of applications will start in mid-October 2013
and continue until the finalist has been selected.

MIT is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.


Assistant Professor in Structural Design (Tenure Track)

The Department of Architecture seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position in structural design with a desired emphasis on digital design, computation and fabrication. The position is offered as a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Building Technology Program of the Department of Architecture.

Candidates will be assessed primarily on the record and promise of exemplary research and effective teaching. Also important will be the degree to which a candidate can collaborate in research and teaching with others in diverse engineering and design disciplines. The Department seeks an individual who is committed to advancing knowledge that will enhance the ability of architects and engineers to design and build structural form through the use of digital technologies and computational methods. Other areas of expertise in building technologies will also be considered, particularly as they relate to materials, fabrication, or construction. A doctoral degree is preferred but not required. Teaching experience in a school of architecture or engineering will be valued. The candidate will be expected to advise graduate students in MIT’s Building Technology and Master of Architecture degree programs, participate in teaching subjects of building technology as well as architecture design studios at the undergraduate and graduate level and serve as a productive member of the Department and Institute communities.

Applications will be accepted only online through the Interfolio website at Email submissions will not be accepted. Materials must be submitted as PDFs in standard US letter size 8-1/2x11 inches and include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one-page statement on research, one-page statement on teaching, names and complete contact information for three references, and up to no more than three additional supporting documents that could include papers.

Responses by December 1, 2013 will be given highest priority.

MIT is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.