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Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Historic Preservation
Tulane University

Date Posted Nov. 1, 2022
Title Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Historic Preservation
University Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, United States
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Open until filled
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture


Start Date: Fall 2023 

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 the 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, a member of the select group of top research universities integrated into the AAU. The School 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 of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta is our natural domains of research, with the social and ecological challenges of the region at the forefront of contemporary discourses in global cities. 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. The Tulane School of Architecture is committed to climate action and is charting a path for climate change education across each of its representative programs. Social and climate justice are interconnected phenomena that demand a new ethic of the built and unbuilt environments that is reinforced by pioneering research, teaching, and service. 

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.  You can learn more about the School at


Successful candidates for this position will have a terminal Masters'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 to engage in service through a range of academic committees. 


  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter describing your research and teaching objectives
  3. A 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 

Please apply at this link:

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Carol McMichael Reese, chair of the search committee, Questions regarding the Preservation Program in the Tulane School of Architecture should be sent to the program’s director Brent Fortenberry,  The search committee will commence its initial screening in November 2022. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. 


    Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

    For more information on this policy and its purpose, please read the Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policy.

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Contact Information

  • Sean Huff
    School of Architecture
    Tulane University
    6823 St. Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70117
  • 5043142329


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