The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning seeks applications for fellowships in the areas of architectural research, design, and pedagogy. We particularly welcome applications from designers, practitioners, spatial activists and advocates, and researchers focusing on the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, climate, and the built environment. National and international candidates whose work involves public engagement, those from non-traditional pathways into the study of architecture and the built environment, those hailing from or committed to servicing lesser resourced contexts, and those seeking to forward teaching and research practices that encourage inclusion are all encouraged to apply.
The fellowships at Taubman College are among the oldest and most recognized positions of their kind. While at Taubman, fellows develop their work and teaching within an intellectually diverse and dynamic academic context composed of dedicated faculty and talented students from around the world. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for the development of work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the college. Fellows spend two years in residence, typically teaching three classes in their first year and four in their second, in addition to pursuing their fellowship project. The exhibition of fellowship work (or alternative public dissemination piece) takes place in the fall of the second year. These fellowships are not intended to support dissertation completion, post-doctoral stays, or serve as a pipeline for tenure track positions at the institution. While these are not post-doctoral fellowships (note the teaching demands and expectations of engagement in studio instruction), we welcome applications of recent doctoral graduates committed to design education.