University of Maryland
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The Historic Preservation Program anticipates hiring at the associate or full professor level to lead its Historic Preservation program as Director beginning in August 2023. The successful candidate must qualify for tenure at the University at the time of appointment. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (American studies, Anthropology, Architectural History, Cultural Geography, Ethnic studies, Historic preservation, History, Public policy, Urban/regional/environmental/economic planning) or a terminal master’s degree in a related field and a research focus in the preservation and/or conservation of built environments and heritage in the U.S. Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications and conference participation, field and community engagement experience, and teaching excellence. The successful candidate should be willing to develop an active research, teaching, and service program in metropolitan Washington, D.C., Baltimore, or other Mid-Atlantic regions that can connect to and enhance teaching assignments in the program.
The candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate level, including required courses and courses in their specialty. 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.