Faculty Positions Available


Islamic Art

Assistant or Associate Professor, Specialization in the Art and Material Culture of Islam,

Department of Art History, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

The Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art of Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate professor level in the History of Art with a specialization in Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Culture. The area and period of expertise is open, though interest in cross-cultural encounter is an asset, and the successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses across a historical span of art and architecture. Candidates with research agendas that include Iberia, North Africa, or the Levant are especially encouraged to apply. We seek applicants who demonstrate an understanding of global, transregional, and transcultural issues pertaining to the specific field, and who are innovative in adapting course content to developments in the discipline. Knowledge of issues relating to cultural heritage preservation is also desirable. Candidates will have a PhD before teaching assignments commence (August 2018) and demonstrated experience teaching in a college or university, displaying familiarity with best teaching practices, instructional design, and teaching that incorporates emerging technologies. Candidates should also have experience with department/college-wide service and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The position involves teaching both at the undergraduate level (including liberal arts Art History majors, studio art students, and non-majors), and teaching and advising at the M.A. and Ph.D. level. Tyler’s Department of Art History has a faculty of 10 full-time faculty members who specialize in areas ranging from Bronze Age to Global Contemporary. The department is located on Temple University’s main Philadelphia campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Temple offers a world-renowned faculty and the resources of a major university in a culturally rich city and region.

Tyler School of Art is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community.

The letter of application should include a statement from the applicant describing his or her research and teaching interests, philosophy, and experience. Candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity. In addition, the application should include a CV, 3 letters of reference, 2 sample syllabi for courses, and a writing sample. Finalists will be expected to supply official degree transcripts and evaluations for courses taught.

Please send all materials (including letters of reference) electronically by November 15, 2017. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials to Slideroom. If you need assistance during the upload, email: support@slideroom.com. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Address further inquiries to Prof. P. Betancourt, Search Committee Chair (AHjob17@temple.edu).



Tenure-Track Search Assistant or Associate Professor of Architectural History or Theory

The Division of Architecture and Environmental Design of the Tyler School of Art, Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Architecture Department at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The candidate will be joining Tyler’s distinguished arts and design faculty in the Architecture Department. Located on a vibrant urban campus in Philadelphia, PA, Temple University has more than 38,000 students in17 schools and colleges. The Architecture Department offers undergraduate programs in Architecture, Facilities Management and Architectural Preservation and a professional Master of Architecture degree. Other division degrees include offerings in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Community Development, and City and Regional Planning. Temple’s Tyler School of Art is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

The successful candidate will teach required lecture or seminar courses in architectural history, preservation, and/or theory and design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels, while also maintaining an active record of distinguished scholarship. The candidate will also be required to serve on Department, College and University committees.

Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience in the area of architectural history or theory and a portfolio demonstrating a strong record of scholarship that will be continue to be advanced if hired. Applicants must hold a terminal degree in architecture or a Ph.D. degree in Architectural History and Theory. Architectural design experience is also desirable.

The position begins in July 2017. Salary and rank will be at an assistant or associate professor level and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

The review of applications will begin on November 14th. Applications should include a letter of intent, signed and dated curriculum vita, documentation of scholarly and/or research activity, a portfolio of recent student work and/or sample course syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references with e-mail and telephone contact information. Finalists must be prepared to submit student evaluations for courses taught. All application materials should be PDF files in a portfolio format. Applicants can submit materials to an internal file server and should contact Valentina Cleary via email for submission instructions (vcleary@temple.edu). 

All inquiries should be directed to:

Valentina Cleary

Architecture Building

Tyler School of Art, Temple University

2001 North 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

vcleary@temple.edu 215-204-8813


Planning & Community Development

Assistant or Associate Professor

Non-Tenure Track Position — Begins August 2017

The Planning and Community Development Department (Planning) is seeking an individual with capacity to teach core courses in the BS Community Development and in the MS City and Regional Planning programs, electives in his/her area of expertise, and general education courses.  The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to prepare students for the professional challenges related to improving the quality of life in underserved communities through housing, economic development, neighborhood planning and redevelopment, or other programmatic initiatives within the context of equitable and sustainable development.  We welcome applications from individuals who appreciate teamwork, thrive in a small and collegial department, and are committed to furthering planning education, scholarship, and practice.

The Planning department offers a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (PAB accredited since 2012).  Both are focused on developing leaders in professional practice.  Faculty are distinguished by rich professional experience.  The Planning department is housed in Tyler’s Division of Architecture and Environmental Design along with the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture/Horticulture.  Temple University’s vibrant urban Main campus is an ideal location to teach community development and city planning.  Also of note, Tyler School of Art is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing diversity in its community and curricula.  The University is a recognized leader in embracing diversity in every aspect of campus life. In addition, the Planning department sees diversity as fundamental to our efforts to create healthy, sustainable communities, and a just society.  Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply.

The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in planning or a closely related field.  A complete application package includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae (signed and dated), statement of teaching interests, sample course syllabus, and contact information for three references.  Finalists must be prepared to submit student evaluations for courses taught and official transcripts. 

Applications and questions should be directed to Dr. Lynn Mandarano, Department Chair, lynn.mandarano@temple.edu

Applications are due by June 30, 2017. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled.