Faculty Employment Opportunities

Last updated November 7, 2018.

Department of Architecture

Assistant Professor in Architectural Design

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in architectural design beginning in fall 2019.

Architecture at Cornell dates back to the founding of the institution; it is one of the oldest programs of its kind and has a long and distinguished tradition of design, scholarship, and teaching. Degree programs in the department include a professional bachelor of architecture (B.Arch.); a professional master of architecture (M.Arch.); a post-professional master of science (M.S.) in advanced architectural design; M.S. degrees in computer graphics and matter design computation; and a Ph.D. in the history of architecture and urban development. The new M.S. degree in matter design computation and state-of-the-art facilities — including the recently opened Milstein Hall designed by OMA and the soon-to-be-completed Mui Ho Fine Arts Library — reflect both a continuing commitment to excellence and an ongoing renewal of architectural education at Cornell.

Candidate qualifications must include evidence of exceptional strength in architectural design studio teaching as well as in practice and/or other research scholarship related to design. We seek candidates having focused interests and demonstrable expertise that engage contemporary and/or expanded practices and who have the ability to engage in the full breadth of the architecture curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and/or design work explores wider scales of the built environment, with specific focus on urban, infrastructural, and/or ecological systems.

A professional degree in architecture is considered a necessity for this position. Responsibilities will include the teaching of architectural design studios at both beginning and advanced levels of the curriculum in both the professional and post-professional programs, as well as required and elective classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels; thesis advising; research and other scholarly achievement; service and advising of B.Arch., M.Arch., and M.S. students; and overall contributions to the department, the college, and the university.

Required application materials:

  • One-page letter of application including a brief statement outlining teaching and practice/research objectives
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One portfolio of design practice, pedagogical materials, and student work
  • List of three references with telephone and mailing/email addresses

All applicants must submit these materials using the university's online application tool. Please note that hardcopy application materials will not be returned.

For questions and additional information, please contact:

Assistant Professor in Architectural Design Search Committee
Department of Architecture
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
139 East Sibley Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7301
(607) 255-7612
arch_chair@cornell.edu

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2019.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the history and theory of architecture and urbanism beginning in fall 2019.

Architecture at Cornell dates back to the founding of the institution; it is one of the oldest programs of its kind and has a long and distinguished tradition of design, scholarship, and teaching. Degree programs in the department include a professional bachelor of architecture (B.Arch.); a professional master of architecture (M.Arch.); a post-professional master of science (M.S.) in advanced architectural design; M.S. degrees in computer graphics and matter design computation; and a Ph.D. in the history of architecture and urban development. The new M.S. degree in matter design computation and state-of-the-art facilities — including the recently opened Milstein Hall designed by OMA and the soon-to-be-completed Mui Ho Fine Arts Library — reflect both a continuing commitment to excellence and an ongoing renewal of architectural education at Cornell.

We seek an innovative scholar and teacher who demonstrates commitment to critical historiographical and theoretical perspectives, and whose research interests complement and enhance current faculty strengths. The successful candidate will participate in and contribute critically and pedagogically to an architectural curriculum that offers B.Arch., M.Arch., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. We especially welcome candidates whose research crosses or spans established areas of expertise and explores intertwined histories such as those of the Americas.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., scholarly publications, and teaching experience. Responsibilities will include teaching of global survey classes in the history and theory of architecture as well as intermediate and advanced classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels; research and other scholarly achievement; service and advising of B.Arch., M.Arch., M.S., and Ph.D. students; and overall contribution to the department, the college, and the university.

Required application materials: (digital preferred)

  • One- to two-page letter of application including a brief statement outlining teaching and scholarship objectives
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Examples of scholarly work
  • List of three references with telephone and mailing/email addresses

All applicants must submit these materials using the university's online application tool. Please note that hardcopy application materials will not be returned.

For questions and additional information, please contact:

Assistant/Associate Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism Search Committee
Department of Architecture
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
139 East Sibley Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7301
(607) 255-7612
arch_chair@cornell.edu

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2019.

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Department of City and Regional Planning

Tenured Professor in Regional Science

The Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor to begin in July 2019. Applicants at the rank of assistant professor with advanced standing will also be considered.

Walter Isard defined regional science as a discipline concerned with "the careful and patient study of social problems with regional or spatial dimensions, employing diverse combinations of analytical and empirical research." Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. in regional science or an allied field — e.g., planning, urban and regional economics, agricultural or environmental economics, economic geography, civil engineering, demography, developmental sociology, transportation science, or spatial analytics. We seek applicants with strong publication records in regional science journals and experience teaching core courses in regional science — e.g., industrial location theory, economic impact analysis, CGE modeling, agent-based modeling, or spatial statistical analysis — as well as a course in methods of planning analysis. Applicants should have a record of regular attendance at meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). It is expected that the successful applicant will become a member of the Graduate Field of Regional Science. The faculty of the graduate field includes 25 members from eight academic departments in five colleges of the university. A successful candidate will provide leadership in, and help shape the future of, the Graduate Field of Regional Science at Cornell, and advise both graduate and undergraduate students. Cornell's Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) is a top-ranked planning department with a progressive mission. Our goal in teaching, research, and public engagement is to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity, especially giving attention to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. The department has 130 undergraduate majors (B.S. in urban and regional studies), 110 master's degree students in programs in city and regional planning (accredited M.R.P.), historic preservation planning (M.A.), and regional science (M.A. and M.S.), and 35 Ph.D. students in city and regional planning and regional science. The department, with a full-time faculty of 15, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for U.S. and international planning. The department is in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, which is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university. Demonstrating this commitment, CRP supports dual degrees with Cornell programs in landscape architecture and real estate.

The Department of City and Regional Planning, and the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Cornell is a recognized employer and educator for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

Please submit your curriculum vitae, letter of intent, research and teaching statements, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of at least three references electronically to Academic Jobs Online. The application materials should provide evidence of high-quality research and creative practice through publishing, grantsmanship, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional or consultative experience in urban or regional environments in the U.S. and internationally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 15, 2018 until we identify a pool of qualified candidates for the position. Further information about Cornell, the department, and CRP students, alumni, and faculty may be found at the Department of City and Regional Planning website.

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