Tenure-Track position, Historic Preservation Program, Department of Geography
and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University,
The Department of Geography and Geology invites applications for a tenure-track Historic Preservation Specialist at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a full-time position in the Graduate Historic Preservation Program, and would begin September, 2008. The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Historic Preservation, American Studies, Architecture, Preservation-Planning, Public History, or a related field. Applicant should show demonstrated experience or potential in teaching, research, publications, grants, and program administration.
Founded in 1979, EMU’s Historic Preservation Program is one of the largest preservation programs in the nation with an average of between 80 to 90 graduate students per year. It is Certified by the National Council for Preservation Education. It offers concentrations in Preservation Planning; Heritage Interpretation, Tourism, and Administration; General Preservation Studies;, as well as a Graduate Certificate and Undergraduate Minor. Candidates are expected to be able to teach a majority of the following courses: Introduction to Historic Preservation, Introduction to Historic Administration, Problems in Architectural Interpretation, Principles of Building Technology, Architectural Nomenclature, American Vernacular and Historic Architecture, and Funding Preservation Projects. Additional courses may include a selection of the following: Cultural Landscape Interpretation, Rural Planning and Preservation, Preservation Research Techniques, Documenting Historic Places, International Preservation, Field Methods (Field School), and Neighborhood Preservation. Interest in developing courses in preservation technology and sustainability and downtown revitalization would be a plus. Student advising also is expected.
EMU enrolls approximately 23,000 students and offers a strong benefits package and collegial work environment. Faculty have access to research assistance and institutional support. The EMU campus is located in historic Ypsilanti, and is five miles from Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario.
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2008, and will be accepted until the
position is filled.
Send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references electronically to:
Posting # F0804
Academic Human Resources
202 Boone Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Mi. 48197
For additional information contact: Dr. Ted J Ligibel, Search Chair at 734-487-0232 or email@example.com. The Program’s website is: http://www.emich.edu/public/geo/HP/HP.html.