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  • Preservation Professor and Project Coordinator (Job F#156)

    Tuskegee University

    Preservation Professor and Project Coordinator (Job F#156)

    Posting Date: November 22, 2021                                                                                  Posting End Date:  February 22, 2022

    Position: Preservation Professor and Project Coordinator                                              Department: Architecture and Construction Science and Management

    Status: Full-time, 3 year term

    Special Qualifications
    In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming “One Tuskegee,” the ideal Preservation Professor and Project Coordinator will possess the willingness use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

    Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

    Position Summary
    This position is supported  by a 3 year, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  funding to build capacity among a group of partner institutions to advance the historic preservation of places of civil rights heritage significant to the Black experience in the US. Capacity-building work will be focused on educational work at the two partner universities (Penn CPCRS and Tuskegee)

    The Historic Preservation Program offered through the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science program offers intensive  historic preservation courses during the Fall and Spring semesters to students in the Department  of Architecture and Construction  Science Management.  We focus our work on teaching students how to engage within community-based projects that adhere to Dr. Booker T. Washington's educational philosophy of “Learning to Do by Doing."

    The principal tasks and responsibilities of the Preservation Professor and Project Coordinator will be:
    •     Manage the Mellon Foundation initiatives in partnership with the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at UPenn and other partners
    •     Manage the Tuskegee field projects, including coordination with many partners, supporting professors, and other researchers involved in studio and projects
    •      Produce reports, documents, and social media posts
    •     Coordinate logistics of meetings, workshops, and academic gatherings related to the grant
    •      Collaborate on program planning, strategy, and operations

    The Historic Preservation Program is seeking candidates who have expertise in any of the following areas:
    •     The history, theory, policy and professional practices of preservation, and related place-based approaches.
    •     Preservation technologies.
    •     Government cultural resource management practices
    •     Adaptive re-use of and additions to historic buildings
    •     Heritage tourism and cultural landscape planning.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    •     Master’s degree in Architecture with a concentration in Historic Preservation or closely related field

    Preferred Qualifications:
    •     Knowledge of Adobe suite, Microsoft Office, Revit, AutoCAD, and other architectural drawing software
    •     Knowledge of historic preservation conservation
    •     Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, and working with broadly diverse communities.
    •     Ability to use laser scanning and photogrammetry tools.
    •     Knowledge of historic preservation in the United States with a strong focus on the Southeast area.•     Basic knowledge on materiality and how it applies to historic preservation in the United States.
    •     Understanding of historic preservation law and policy in the United States.
    •     Demonstrates an emphasis on African-American culture and traditions to best be applied in Historic Preservation standards.

    Commensurate with education, training and experience

    **The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level a/knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.   It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  **

    Applications are available at the following link:

    Each applicant should complete a Tuskegee University employment application and submit a resume/CV, (3) letters of recommendation (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial  transcripts (official  transcript(s) will be required upon  hire). Incomplete application and/or application packets will eliminate the possibility of an interview. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

    Human Resources Department
    Attn: Employment/Recruitment
    101 Kresge Center
    Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
    Email Address:
    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
    Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form 1-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
    Must be able to pass a background check.

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