The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a professor of the practice beginning in fall 2018 with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. This position may have a term of multiple years and is renewable.
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 be completed Mui Ho Fine Arts Library — reflect both a continuing commitment to excellence and an ongoing renewal of architectural education at Cornell.
The successful candidate for the position will be actively engaged in a significant design practice and have a distinguished record in teaching with a demonstrated ability to engage design and scholarly activities that provide cultural breadth and bridge across multiple disciplines. The professor of the practice will have the responsibility for developing and offering required design studios, lectures, and elective seminars at both professional bachelor's and master's levels as related to the candidate's areas of expertise. As a member of the Department of Architecture and Graduate Field of Architecture, the professor of the practice is also expected to advise B.Arch. and M.Arch. thesis students as well as post-professional master's and, as appropriate, Ph.D. students within their relevant specializations.
While this position does not carry a research expectation, critical practice and scholarship activity is very desirable. Professors of the practice are expected to maintain an active relationship to practice/research/creative work and to share their expertise and experience with the 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 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
Please apply using the university’s application tool at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10080
For questions and additional information please contact:
Professor of the Practice Search Committee
Department of Architecture
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
139 East Sibley Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7301
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2018.
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