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Visiting Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)

Post Date:

July 26, 2019


Tulane University


New Orleans, LA


Position Description:

The Tulane School of Architecture seeks a full-time research assistant at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to advance the scholarship of the School’s URBANbuild program. This faculty position is being considered for fall 2019.

URBANbuild is one of Tulane’s flagship design/build programs focusing on the development of affordable single-family homes in New Orleans. For the past 15 years post-Katrina, fourteen prototypes have been designed and constructed by student teams.

While most projects are located in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans, future initiatives may include the expansion in scale of projects as well as proposals for urban sites in Greater New Orleans and beyond.

In addition to advancing the research agenda of URBANbuild through scholarly publications and grant proposals, the Research Assistant Professor will co-teach a fall semester Research Studio (6-cr) and co-direct the spring semester construction of a single-family home (12-cr). During the spring semester, a full-scale dwelling is constructed by students in only 16-weeks, under the careful supervision of program directors. 

As the pace of construction often demands a rigorous schedule that may require weekend and holiday hours, priority will be given to candidates who have proven dedication to prior design/build projects.


Candidates must have a terminal degree in architecture. Prior design/build experience at the scale of residential fabrication is strongly preferred.

Successful candidates should demonstrate capacity to work both in an academic setting andon a construction site.  

For full explanation of position roles, responsibilities, and qualification requirements, please see the link at the bottom of this description.


The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on September 1, 2019.Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


See link below to apply.

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