Goucher College's MA program in Historic Preservation (MAHP) is inviting applications from practitioners and scholars to teach online courses focusing on American architecture, urban history, the built environment, and sustainability within frameworks of historic preservation, heritage conservation, or critical heritage studies. Practitioner faculty are at the heart of our mission, and we seek faculty who have a strong commitment to mentoring students for professional practice.
The MAHP program is seeking faculty with applied experience in historic preservation, public history, heritage conservation, etc. and/or an MA in a relevant field such as architectural history, urban history, public administration and planning, geography, etc. S/he should have demonstrated knowledge of one of these fields or subject areas as well as pedagogical competence and readiness for teaching in a distance learning format. The successful candidate will also embrace critical and cultural approaches to historic preservation. The program offers a curriculum that has successfully prepared students to meet the specifications set forth by the Secretary of the Interior as defined by 36 CFR Part 61, Code of Federal Regulations. By these standards, graduates from this program are able to qualify as professionals in historic preservation. Increasingly, dramatic changes in America's demographics, environment, economics, technology, and education have encouraged a rethinking of those policies and practices for historic preservation to remain relevant. The MAHP Program seeks to address these changes, and successful candidates will be able to embrace this future. While not guaranteed, there is a possibility of continuation of teaching past 2017-18.
The MAHP Program at Goucher was one of the first distance learning graduate programs accredited by the State of Maryland, as well as the first in the country. Most of its initial course offerings, developed by an advisory committee of leading preservation academics and professionals, were based on courses offered at on-campus graduate preservation programs in the 1990s. Since the MAHP Program focused on the then untapped market of non-traditional, goal-oriented students, curricula have increasingly placed emphasis on tailoring a student's program of study to his or her desired professional position upon graduation.
The success of Goucher's Program is measured in part by its 140 graduates, many of who have assumed key positions in public, non-profit and private preservation agencies, organizations and businesses, and in part by its reputation as the national academic thought leader in the field. It is also measured in the bonds created between our faculty and students which last well beyond graduation.
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The MAHP Program Director will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the positions are filled.
Please submit the following application materials to Program Director at Thomas.Walker@goucher.edu.
· Cover letter
· Syllabus or course proposal
Upon request, three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Program Director, Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. (Alternatively, PDF versions of recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Program Director at Thomas.Walker@goucher.edu.
Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.