Job ID: 221168

Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty and Program Director in Preservation

Tulane University

  • Sep. 12, 2023
  • Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty and Program Director in Preservation
  • School of Architecture
  • Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA
  • Open until filled
  • Open until filled
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The School of Architecture at Tulane University is seeking qualified candidates in Historic Preservation at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track/tenured).

The program seeks to hire one or more faculty members who can teach core preservation courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including lectures, seminars and studio courses. This search also expects to identify a new Director of Historic Preservation among the successful candidates.

Candidates for this tenured or tenure-track position are expected to have obtained a doctorate in preservation or an allied field of research and/or undertaken significant work in the built environment. Candidates with practical professional experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered for a Professor of Practice appointment.

The program in preservation is home to 20 to 30 students in the Master of Science in Historic Preservation (M.S.H.P.) program, in the Graduate Certificate in Preservation Studies program, and in the undergraduate Minor of Preservation Studies program. Faculty are expected to support advising and service responsibilities consistent with all full-time faculty appointments.

Tulane’s Historic Preservation Program is a long-standing program in the United States, producing masters students since the 1990s. The Director sets the academic vision for the program and serves as its public face in outreach to potential students and professional colleagues, and in partnership with organizations and institutions. The Director also works closely with the program's Associate Director(s), the Administrative infrastructure in the School of Architecture, and the Administrative Program Coordinators (APCs) to manage the administrative functions of the program itself. We are seeking extraordinary candidates for this role whose research, professional experience, and vision are ripe for leading the next generation of the program.

Tulane’s Historic Preservation Program has long focused not only on material studies of the built environment but also on cultural landscapes and cultural resource management. We see Historic Preservation as playing an integral role in producing sustainability for the built environment, essential for reformulating ways of inhabiting the planet to protect its future. In a time when so much built fabric exists, we believe that vital innovations are coming from the recovery and reuse of existing buildings and structures and that the field of preservation has become central to the stewardship of the built environment. A candidate’s demonstration of interest and research in the unique challenges facing the Gulf-South and circum-Caribbean region will be welcomed but is not required.  

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected starting date of the position(s) is between January 1, 2024 and July 1, 2024. For questions related to the Historic Preservation Program, the School of Architecture, and/or this search notice, please contact: Dr. Carol Reese Favrot IV Professor in Architecture (


Tulane University’s academic programs in preservation are aligned with the School of Architecture’s programs. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) teach coursework and collaborate as appropriate to their expertise across the school’s programs including Architecture (B.Arch, B.S.Arch, M.Arch and M.S.Arch), Landscape Architecture and Engineering (M.L.A.-M.S.E.), Real Estate (B.S.R.E., M.S.R.E.D.), Historic Preservation (M.S.H.P.), Design (B.A.Des.), and Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE),. Other schools, programs, and centers at Tulane University provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including the School of Liberal Arts, the ByWater Institute, the Gulf South Center, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

We are known for our robust community outreach, design-build, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives that involve 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.

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 in the Amercan Association of Universities (AAU). TuSA is an innovator in the field of the built environment at multiple scales, from buildings to neighborhoods and from urban landscapes to regional plans. The city of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta are 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. Tulane’s 15th President, Mike Fitts, has strong commitments to anti-racism that TuSA has taken up in multiple ways. TuSA 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.

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The successful candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the field of preservation or a closely aligned field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates with significant professional experience and who possess a terminal or professional degree in a field that is allied to the built environment will also be considered for a Professor of Practice position.

Faculty members at TuSA are expected to teach; work with the faculty, the dean, and other programs at Tulane to develop curriculum; contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives, and engage in service through a range of academic committees. Furthermore, faculty are expected to vigorously pursue an agenda of high-impact research, writing, and creative production.


To be considered for the position, please submit the following documentation in .PDF format through Interfolio*:

  1. Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement with a few samples of your teaching materials (e.g., course syllabus and/or course evaluations)
  5. Brief statement describing your specific contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  6. Sample research output (paper, report, book chapter, etc.)
  7. Contact information for three (3) references. Only candidates who reach the final stage of the interview process will have their references contacted.

* Please follow the application website guidelines for maximum upload file size

We seek and welcome candidates’ applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities, as well as veterans. The search committee will commence its initial review of applications in the late summer of 2023 and will continue to review applications on a rolling basis until the final appointments have been made. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled.

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    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.  

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Contact Information

  • Carol Reese
    School of Architecture
    Tulane University
    6823 St. Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70118

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