Fellowships at 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 three 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.

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.


Applications are due by January 8th, 2018.

 Applying is a two-step process.

First: Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references and portfolio. All materials should be formatted in that order into a single PDF and titled in the following manner: _lastname_firstname_fellowshpname. The document may not exceed 30 pages. Please submit these files electronically via this Box link:  https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/node/12508

Second: Please an application via the University of Michigan Career website at the following link: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/149719/taubman_college_muschenheim_oberdick_and_sanders_fellowships . Job ID: 149719. This site will not allow you to upload your portfolio.

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