UWM Department of Architecture One-Year Fellowship

By Nissa Dahlin-Brown Assoc. AIA posted 01-13-2020 14:39


 UWM Department of Architecture One-Year Fellowship

 The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP)

offers one-year fellowships in the areas of design instruction and architectural research.

The fellowships are geared toward focusing and expanding design research, energizing the

architectural curriculum with current discourse, as well as confirming an academic career

path for candidates in the formative stage of their professional lives. Innovative and

emerging designers, architecture practitioners, and scholars are encouraged to conduct

design research and to participate in the SARUP community through the teaching of studios

and seminars. Each one-year, 12-month, fellowship includes teaching responsibilities that

may focus on the Core studio curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well

as studio or seminar teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest. At the culmination

of the fellowship term and with the support of a stipend, fellows are expected to complete a

final project that can be disseminated at a national level. Fellowship recipients will be

expected to deliver a lecture in the SARUP Guest Lecture Series, complete a monograph,

and to prepare an exhibit in SARUP’s gallery. Candidates may suggest their own fellowship

topic. Two fellowship focus areas that have been identified are:


Innovation in Design (IID) an opportunity to develop a thematic body of work within the

context of studio teaching which focuses on innovative design praxis. The IID Fellowship

links design research with studio pedagogy, using the studio as a laboratory for design



Advancing Contemporary Theories (ACT) an opportunity to take a leading role in the study

and teaching of contemporary architectural theory. The ACT Fellowship links design studio

and seminar instruction with research in timely architectural criticism in areas such as

landscape urbanism, digital design theory, contemporary culture, etc.


Minimum Qualifications: A graduate, or professional degree, or degree commensurate with the candidate’s area of expertise is required. 


Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should possess 1) exemplary design and/or research potential, as may be demonstrated by built work, design exhibitions, and/or published articles in academic journals; 2) demonstrated evidence of potential to teach design studio and related courses; 3) a clearly articulated notion of the project to be conducted during the fellowship year.



The School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee values the perspectives of people from historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups and the contributions they offer to the discipline and practice of architecture. We encourage applications from candidates who use their unique voice in teaching, research and/or design to help create a more experientially rich, just, sustainable, and beautifully crafted world.


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/29805. Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a proposal of their fellowship project, curriculum vitae, list of

references, and portfolio (upload as “Other Document 1”). The proposal should include a

statement describing the candidate’s teaching aspirations and the anticipated outcome for

the fellowship.


Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2020. Applications and all materials must

be posted by February 16, 2020 to assure consideration. Applications received after

February 16, 2020, may not receive consideration.


The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is an AA/EEO employer. For the UWM Campus

Security Report see http://www.uwm.edu/CleryAct, or call the Office of Student Life,

Mellencamp Hall 118 at 414-229-462. Note: The names of all applicants who have not

requested that their identities be withheld, and the names of all finalists, will be released

upon request, consistent with Wisconsin open records law. Note: A criminal background

check is required for this position.

 Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The Department of Architecture is part of the School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As Wisconsin’s only accredited school of Architecture, SARUP is celebrating its 50th anniversary year including its recognition as a Center for Excellence in the UW System. SARUP is home to two significant international design awards, the Marcus Prize and the Urban Edge Award. Both highlight SARUP’s commitment to Milwaukee and urbanism by bringing international talent into studios. SARUP also offers a unique range of externally funded studios, building long-term relationships with regional industrial and institutional partners. In addition to many community-based projects, SARUP continues its history of global outreach through established and new programs overseas. The Department of Architecture offers BSAS, M. Arch., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs and faculty are encouraged to teach at all levels. 

Located on Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is a city of diverse, walkable and livable neighborhoods. Milwaukee’s lively arts and cultural scene, combined with its Great Lakes and river watershed ecology, historic fabric, and mix of cultures, offers many avenues for research and design inspiration.