History of Art and Architecture

Position Available: Studio Coordinator (University of Pittsburgh, Department of History of Art and Architecture)

Position Description:

The Architectural Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to fill a new full-time, 3-year NTS (Non Tenure Stream) position of studio coordinator to begin in August 2017.  Based on a review of the successful candidate’s performance, the position may be renewable.

The University of Pittsburgh offers a B.A. in Architectural Studies through the Department of History of Art and Architecture in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.  Students enrolled in the major complete one of two tracks in Design or Preservation.  The number of majors is around 100; on average 10 to 12 apply to graduate school every year.  The full list of alumni since 2006 is available on the website: http://www.arch.pitt.edu/people/alumni.php .  Students have the opportunity to double major in Environmental Studies, Studio Arts, Urban Studies and other fields.  Architectural Studies majors may complete a certificate in Civil Engineering; students in Civil & Environmental Engineering have the option of pursuing a Minor in Architecture – Design that incorporates courses in design studio and architectural history.

The studio coordinator will play an important role in refining the Architectural Studies sequence of design courses and maintaining instructional goals across the studio curriculum.  The position incorporates responsibility for fostering student development and professionalization, including co-teaching a sequence of design courses with the assistance of part-time faculty; management of reviews of students design work; participation in an annual field trip; advising students applying to graduate programs.

The studio coordinator’s teaching duties will be as follows: in the fall semester, sole instructor of one section of a 6-credit foundation design studio and a 6-credit capstone design studio; in the spring semester, sole instructor for one section of a 6-credit foundation design studio and co-instructor of a 6-credit upper-level design studio. Courses are usually taught on weeknights beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Candidates must have a B.Arch. or M.Arch. degree and a minimum of 2-years experience teaching design courses at the post-secondary level.  Applications – including a c.v., a list of three references, and a statement outlining past teaching experience and future career goals – should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Corrin Trombley (cot12@pitt.edu) by March 3, 2017.  Questions may be addressed to Drew Armstrong, Director of Architectural Studies (cda68@pitt.edu).

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