Faculty in Design and Digital Culture

The University of Michigan Digital Studies Institute (DSI) and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning invite applications for a joint (50/50) assistant professor tenure-track appointment. We are looking for colleagues conducting leading-edge creative practice and research in design and digital culture in relation to urban technology, encompassing topics such as computation and data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, gaming, or mixed reality and other emerging media. Focus areas might include:

  • Urban tech and data-driven urbanization
  • Diversity and labor in digital industries and practices shaping buildings and cities
  • The future of work in the age of artificial intelligence
  • Digital space, place, power, and mobility 

We seek a faculty member with a generative and projective orientation who can teach design studios, elective courses, or other classes that activate the creative capacities in our students, grounded in critical reflection but also linked to design and making. This position will serve students enrolled in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Digital Studies minors, and students across the College of Literature, Science and the Arts as well as the university at large. 

Taubman College affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - including persons of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which every and all members and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about Taubman College’s DEI efforts


The successful candidate should possess a graduate professional and/or doctoral degree in architecture, urban design, or a closely related field. They should also present a robust research/creative practice agenda along with a commitment in their work and teaching to the critical-cultural study of digital technology in relation to power, ideology, visibility, representation, and cultural difference.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please submit your materials by Monday, December 2, 2019.

Step One:
Applicants should visit https://apply.interfolio.com/69294 and submit the following items:

(1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position
(2) a current curriculum vitae
(3) examples of design or related work (max file size 100 MB)
(4) the name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references

Step Two:
Submit an application via http://umjobs.org/ Job ID 178947. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Ann Luke at akolk@umich.edu.
For further information about the programs, visit our web site: https://lsa.umich.edu/digitalstudies and http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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