Faculty Employment Opportunities

Last updated April 6, 2020

Department of Architecture

Professor of the Practice in Architecture

Cornell University's Department of Architecture invites applications for a Professor of the Practice position, a non-tenure-track, 3 to 5-year renewable appointment, to start fall 2020 or spring 2021.

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for Professor of the Practice, a non-tenure track, renewable 3–5 year appointment. 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 B.Arch.; a professional M.Arch.; a post-professional M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design (M.S. AAD); M.S. degrees in Computer Graphics and in 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, which include the recently-opened Milstein Hall designed by OMA and the Fine Arts Library, reflect both a continuing commitment to design excellence and innovation as well as an ongoing renewal of architectural education at Cornell.

The department is seeking candidates whose practice and body of built work advances contemporary architecture in the field and the academy. Candidates who demonstrate a commitment to collaborative engagement and the advancement of creative exchange in an urban context are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to articulate the discursive contributions of their practice in their body of work and must demonstrate excellence through national and international awards and honors, as well as publications.

The Professor of the Practice’s teaching responsibilities will be primarily concerned with the department’s New York City programs and will be based at our college’s AAP New York City facility. In consultation with the department chair, the Professor of the Practice will have the responsibility for developing and offering design studios, lectures and elective seminars at both professional bachelor’s and master’s levels.

While this position does not carry a research expectation, critical practice and scholarship activity are highly desirable. Professors of the Practice must maintain an active relationship to practice/research/creative work and are expected to share their expertise and experience with students and faculty to advance the mission of the department. The ideal candidate for a Professor of the Practice position should possess graduate and/or professional degrees in the field of architecture.

Required Application Materials: (digital preferred)

  • Brief cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Concise statement describing areas of expertise, approach to pedagogy, and brief descriptions of possible studios and Elective seminars
  • One portfolio of design practice, pedagogical materials, and student work
  • List of three references with telephone numbers and mailing/email addresses (references will only be contacted later in the search process and only with the permission of the applicant)
  • Cornell is committed to hiring faculty who share its historical commitment to educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study.  We require that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  This statement offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and our legacy of “… any person … any study.”

We require that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This statement offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and our legacy of Any Person, Any Study.

Review of applications will begin on February 24th, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2020, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications.

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Visiting Faculty, Department of Architecture

Cornell University's Department of Architecture invites applications for visiting faculty term positions beginning in fall 2020.  The duration of visiting appointments will typically be for one semester or two semesters but may be up to three years, depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidates as well as the department's academic needs.

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for visiting faculty term positions beginning in fall 2020.

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 B.Arch.; a professional M.Arch.; a post-professional M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design (M.S. AAD); M.S. degrees in Computer Graphics and in 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, which include the recently-opened Milstein Hall designed by OMA and the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library, reflect both a continuing commitment to design excellence and innovation as well as an ongoing renewal of architectural education at Cornell.

The duration of the visiting appointments will typically be for one semester or two semesters but may be up to three years, depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidates as well as the department’s academic needs.

Applicants for the visiting faculty positions should possess a strong teaching record, graduate and/or professional degrees in architecture or associated fields, evidence of significant research and creative work in design and contemporary practice, and expertise in one or more of the following fields of investigation:  architectural theory, urbanism, sustainability and environmental systems, digital media, and emergent technologies.

Required Application Materials: (digital preferred)

  • Brief cover letter including a concise statement describing areas of expertise, research focus and objectives, and approach to pedagogy
  • Brief description of possible elective seminars
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One portfolio of design practice and/or scholarship, pedagogical materials, and student work
  • List of three references with telephone numbers and mailing/email addresses

Cornell is committed to hiring faculty who share its historical commitment to educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study.  We require that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  This statement offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and our legacy of “… any person … any study.”

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Department of City and Regional Planning

Lecturer position

The Department of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for Lecturer term positions beginning in fall 2020.

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. Degree programs in the Department include a B.S. degree in Urban and Regional Studies; a professional degree in Master’s in Regional Planning; an M.A. degree in Historic Preservation; M.A. and M.S. degrees in Regional Science; and a Ph.D. in both City in Regional Planning and Regional Science.  The Department, with a full-time faculty of 17, draws students from across the U.S. and the world. The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning 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.

Applicants for a lecturer position should possess a graduate degree in planning or an associated field, evidence of relevant research and professional work, a commitment to teaching, and expertise in one or more of the following fields: affordable housing, preservation law, and preservation finance and economics. The expectation is that the lecturer will teach one or more of the following courses: Affordable Housing Policy and Programs, Historic Preservation Law, Historic Preservation Finance. In addition, lecturers may be asked to teach a second course for the department that satisfies a need in the curriculum and takes advantage of the lecturer’s expertise.

The duration of lecturer appointments will typically be for one or two semesters but may be up to three years, depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidates as well as the department's academic needs.

All applicants should submit their materials using the university's online application tool at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16123. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2020.

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter including a concise statement describing areas of expertise, and approach to pedagogy
  • Brief description of courses that could be taught, including potential electives
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of three references with telephone numbers and mailing/email addresses
  • The Department embraces diversity and seeks 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. Cornell asks that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and its legacy of “… educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study.” For short-term appointments, this statement need not exceed 250 words. 

For questions and additional information, please contact:

Department Chair
Department of City and Regional Planning
crpsearch@cornell.edu

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Assistant Professor in Community Development

The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Architecture, Art, and, Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin on July 1, 2020. 

We seek applicants whose research and teaching address community development and urban transformations in the U.S. and internationally. This position will focus on community and identity formation, and questions of difference, equity, and exclusivity in the city. We seek candidates with strengths in theory, practice, engagement and/or activism. This hire is supported by CIVIC (Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination, and Culture), the Cornell provost's radical collaboration task force in the humanities and the arts, which targets faculty hires in the fields of public life and media. As such, the successful candidate is expected to take advantage of the ability to collaborate with colleges, departments, and entities across the university.

In CRP we study, teach, and practice planning as a diverse and integrative, applied and change-oriented discipline, seeking as we do so a more just and efficient, sustainable, and beautiful world. The department has as its goal to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity through its teaching, research, and public engagement. Successful applicants for this position must demonstrate high-quality research, the ability to secure external funding, and a commitment to excellent teaching and mentoring. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in urban/regional planning or a related field (e.g., geography, public policy, urban studies). We anticipate that candidates for this position will be able to teach a combination of workshop, lecture, and seminar classes. Scholars with various forms of experience are of interest, including that of navigating, interpreting, and analyzing data streams. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CRP is a top-ranked planning department with 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 17, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for U.S. and international planning. As part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, the department 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. Situated on Cornell University's main campus in Ithaca, New York, the department also offers semester-long programs in New York City and Rome.

Diversity and inclusion are part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Cornell is committed to hiring faculty who share its historical commitment to educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study. We require that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This statement offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and our legacy of ". . . any person . . . any study." Candidates are also invited to connect their contributions to Cornell's role as a land-grant institution enabling community improvement through research and teaching.

Required application materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application
  • Statement of research and teaching interests
  • Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Course syllabi and representative samples of corresponding student work, as is available
  • Writing samples
  • List of three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only for the later stages of the search, and with the applicant's permission

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 6, 2020, until an adequate pool of candidates for the position has been identified.

All applicants for the assistant professor in community development should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online.

Learn more about the Department of City and Regional Planning and its students, alumni, and faculty, and the C.I.V.I.C. initiative.

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