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Assistant/Associate Professor of Historic Preservation

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Historic Preservation

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 22, 2022

The Tulane University School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates in Historic Preservation at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will contribute to the development of our research agenda in the area of preservation, while supporting our educational mission in the teaching of preservation design studios and other related courses. The selected candidate for this position will play a critical role in the definition and development of school and university-wide research initiatives, collaborating with programs at the school, other schools and centers at Tulane, and with organizations beyond the university.


Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Located in New Orleans, Tulane University is a tier-one research university in the United States, member of the select group of top research universities in the AAU. The School of Architecture is an innovator in the field of the built environment at multiple scales—from buildings to neighborhoods and from urban landscapes to regional planning. The city is home to a diverse community steeped in a long history of action and exchange. Our 15th president, Mike Fitts, has strong commitments to anti-racism that the Tulane School of Architecture has taken up in multiple ways.


We are known for our robust community outreach, design-build, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives. We collaborate with other schools at Tulane such as Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, and Public Health; with university research centers such as the ByWater Institute and the Taylor Center, and we undertake design research that involves climate change, coastal and riparian crisis, historic preservation, sustainable real estate development, and the challenges for social and environmental justice. The complex nature of this region provides ample opportunities for comparative global studies. For this reason, we expect Tulane’s contributions to be of urgent relevance.


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Successful candidates for this position will have a terminal master's degree in preservation or the equivalent in related fields and extensive innovative professional experience and/or a post-professional Masters or Ph.D. degree. Candidates with education and/or professional experience in architecture and urban planning, in addition to preservation, are preferred. Ideal candidates will have research interests in preservation in relation to historic preservation planning, policy, and/or social equity. Applicants must also be committed to equitable and inclusive community engagement practices in historic preservation and its allied disciplines.


Candidates for this position should be accomplished preservationists with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in the design studio and in seminar and/or lecture/lab courses in their area(s) of expertise. Furthermore, candidates are expected to vigorously pursue an agenda of high-profile research, writing, and creative production.


Candidates should exhibit a high level of expertise in historic preservation and a commitment to innovative curricula. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture are expected to teach, to work with the faculty, the dean, and other departments at Tulane to develop curriculum; to contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives, and engage in service through a range of academic committees.

Application Instructions:

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

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter describing your research and teaching objectives
  3. Statement describing your commitment to Tulane’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives
  4. Sample work or portfolio of research and/or creative work: PDF format, maximum of 10 MB and no longer than 20 pages
  5. Contact information for three references


Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Carol McMichael Reese, chair of the search committee, [email protected]. Questions regarding the Preservation Program in the Tulane School of Architecture should be sent to the program’s director Brent Fortenberry, [email protected].


The search committee will commence its initial screening on December 12, 2022. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Apply to the following link:


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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