Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning – University of Michigan
Taubman College aspires to be the leader in interdisciplinary education and research to create opportunities for a more beautiful, inclusive, and better built environment for generations to come. Our academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction. 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 one year in residence and teach three classes in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests.
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan invites postdoctoral candidates to join us in building tomorrow. Recent doctoral degree holders (within the past five years) with the capacity to translate innovation in digital and material technologies into building sector practices; improve health outcomes through design research; model sustainable urban strategies; or generate historical and theoretical knowledge for a multicultural and global discipline are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in emerging scholars who can contribute to our project of remaking academia and practice through academic innovation, and who can contribute to the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda.
Expectations include teaching two courses per year, public dissemination of research findings through conference presentations and/or publications, an on-campus panel or symposium, and participation in grant-seeking efforts, potentially in concert with other faculty at Taubman College and the University of Michigan.
Design / Muschenheim Fellowship
The Muschenheim Fellowship offers design instructors early in their career the opportunity to develop a body of work in the context of teaching. Muschenheim fellows play a significant role in the definition of studio culture while pursuing their own creative endeavors. Proposals for the Muschenheim Fellowship focus upon the development of a specific project individually or with students, outside of teaching or center upon a particular set of pedagogical themes to be engaged in the studio context.
Project / Oberdick Fellowship
The Oberdick Project Fellowship facilitates the development and realization of a significant exploration into some aspect of architectural speculation and production. Fellows are provided with resources for the execution of a project that may take the form of an exhibit, publication, installation, or any other material construction. Projects may range from the exploration of emergent building, fabrication, and environmental technologies to the realization of architectural works and endeavors typically unsupported within conventional models of practice.
Research / Sanders Fellowship
The Sanders Fellowship supports individuals with significant, compelling and timely research dealing with architectural issues. Research could dwell within architectural, urban, landscape, or cultural history or theory; architectural or environmental technology; or design studies. These agendas could emerge from recently-completed doctoral dissertations or other intense and rigorous research format. The fellowship will support both research and the development of research-related curriculum.
The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is a leader in interdisciplinary education and research with a focus on creating a more beautiful, inclusive and better built environment. The college and its alumni are committed to pushing the boundaries of architectural practice, advancing global engagement, and significantly enhancing diversity in th...e profession. The program offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Urban Design, and PhD programs. Our faculty members are on the cutting edge of research in areas ranging from urban design and redevelopment to conservation, digital technology, material systems, and design and health. With travel and academic programs in every continent and a mix of more than 600 students from all backgrounds, the college sustains an atmosphere of collaboration and mutual respect, while catalyzing rigorous intellectual debate.