Program Director and Assistant Professor, University of Florida Historic Preservation Program

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Construction/Design/Planning
Department:15000000 - COLLEGE-DESIGN CONSTRUC / PLAN

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You Belong at a University that is Leading the Way

The College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track, Program Director and Assistant Professor position in the Historic Preservation Program. The position is available from Summer 2023.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to, the following: management of the Historic Preservation Program including strategic planning, preparation of annual reports, contributing information for letters of evaluation for participating faculty, managing historic preservation research, organizing curriculum and course staffing, budgeting, student outreach and engagement, and directing the Program’s public outreach efforts. The Director is responsible for managing established field programs in St. Augustine and Nantucket and will also work with the College’s development team to seek external support for the Program and its students.

The chosen candidate will teach courses that are informed by, and further, their research agenda. Teaching responsibilities of the position also include advising graduate and doctoral theses, participating in the development of the Historic Preservation course sequence, and serving on academic committees. The position will require applicants to contribute to academic and professional service, while they maintain an active scholarship agenda that comprises both peer-reviewed research and externally funded research.

For purposes of tenure and promotion the successful candidate will hold an appointment in the department or school in the College of Design, Construction and Planning most appropriate to their professional and academic qualifications. The Director will be expected to collaborate with faculty in other disciplines within the College and beyond.

The Historic Preservation Program

The University of Florida Master of Historic Preservation (UF MHP) degree encompasses an interdisciplinary study of the basic and applied skills in historic preservation, architectural conservation, anthropology, archeology, architecture, building construction, cultural tourism, history, interior design, landscape architecture, museum studies, and urban and regional planning. The Program regularly contracts with local municipalities and state and federal agencies to undertake a range of historic preservation services and research including, among others, cultural resource surveys and National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places nominations for districts and individual properties, including Cedar Key, Florida, Gainesville, Florida, and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

The UF Historic Preservation Program offers a Master of Historic Preservation (MHP), a Ph.D. concentration in Historic Preservation, a combined 4+1 Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment and MHP, and a Certificate in Historic Preservation. Faculty are drawn from disciplines across the College of Design, Construction and Planning.

The University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF), founded in 1853, is one of the state's oldest academic institutions. It is a top-tier public comprehensive learning institution built on a land-grant foundation, currently ranked 5th among all U.S. public universities by U.S. News and World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation, and the world.

Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural, and societal benefit.

The College of Design, Construction and Planning

Established in 1925, DCP is a preeminent College of Design, Construction, and Planning. DCP’s vision is to be recognized globally as a preeminent College for teaching, research, creative scholarship, and outreach in the built and natural environments. The mission of the College is to improve the quality of the built and natural environments through offering exceptional educational and professional programs and research/scholarship initiatives that address the planning, design, construction, and preservation of the built and natural environments.

The City of Gainesville

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Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience and education.

Minimum Requirements:

Professional or post-professional graduate degree in historic preservation (e.g. Master of Historic Preservation) or other related fields such as Cultural Heritage, Architectural Conservation, Conservation of Archeological and Ethnographic materials, Material culture, Anthropology and American Studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. is highly desirable, as is previous teaching experience, peer-reviewed research (peer- reviewed publications, funded research, and other forms of scholarship), and/or professional experience. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are requested by November 15, 2022, when the Search Committee will begin reviewing them. The position will remain open, and applications accepted, until it is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at

Required Submissions:

  1. Curriculum vitae, including relevant administrative experience.
  2. Letter of interest that details the applicant’s required and desired qualifications for this position.
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) references. References will not be contacted until after consulting with candidates.

Inquiries should be directed to Jules Bruck, Search Committee Chair at

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:  No


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