Despina Stratigakos Visiting Fellow

Call for Proposals: Despina Stratigakos Visiting Fellowship 2024-25

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), invites candidates to serve as the Stratigakos Fellow.

The fellowship is a one-semester visiting faculty position at UB, beginning in August 2024, supporting research on the built environment as a vehicle for the creation of more inclusive communities, with a focus on gender and sexuality in architecture. Established by faculty member Despina Stratigakos, whose research examines how power and ideology function in architecture, the fellowship seeks to interrogate how inequities based on wealth, race, gender and physical ability are reinforced by patterns of land use and ownership, the organization of cities, and the design of space and place. A writer, historian and educator, Stratigakos has also gifted more than 150 books from her own shelves to form the Despina Stratigakos Women in Architecture Book Collection in the UB Libraries. The collection will serve as a resource for fellows and the public.

Application review will begin on March 15th. Note: this position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.

Primary roles and responsibilities

  • Develop a research/design project related to gender and sexuality in architecture. The final output of this project may include, but is not limited to, any combination of the following: a physical and/or digital exhibition, a public talk, and/or a symposium with invited gue
  • Teach an original graduate-level, 3-credit elective course (remote or in-person, once weekly) centering on the theme of gender and sexuality in architecture. The work of this course may or may not support the development of your final project/event.
  • Teach one section of an undergraduate-level, 6-credit core studio course as a part of a teaching team.
  • Provide students with appropriate learning materials and expertise in assigned subjects.
  • Evaluate students’ performance and provide effective feedback to guide student learning and success.

Minimum qualifications

Applicants must hold a Bachelors or Masters in architecture or a related field. 

Preferred qualifications

Applicants with advanced and/or professional (B.Arch/M.Arch) degrees in architecture are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with previous studio and/or experience in professional practice.

Required documents

  • Research Statement (1,500 words maximum): the statement should outline an emerging research agenda related to gender and sexuality in architecture, and describe the project that will be developed as part of the fellowship in tandem with a pedagogical agenda

Optional documents

  • Portfolio of creative and/or written work.
  • Sample course syllabus for a 3-credit graduate elective seminar that relates to your Research Statement
Due date

March 15, 2024

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