Tulane University

Position: Professor of Practice in Design Thinking and Director of Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program


Start Date: Spring 2020

Position Description:

The Tulane University School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates to serve as a Professor of Design Thinking and Director of Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program at the rank of Professor of Practice.

The director will lead the Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship program and will contribute to the development of our research agenda in the area of Design and Design Thinking. The director will also play a critical role in defining the school and university-wide research initiatives through collaboration with other academic units and pan-university centers and with organizations beyond Tulane.

The initial term for this position is a three-year renewable, non-tenured appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Successful candidates for this position will have an advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in the area of Design Thinking or other Design or related fields; commitment to rigorous research, social impact, and innovative curricula; and demonstrated effectiveness in university-level administration.

Candidates should exhibit proficiency in instruction in both undergraduate- and graduate-level seminars, labs and lecture courses. Service-learning and design studio teaching experience is preferred but not required.

Candidates are expected to have strong leadership and management skills that will qualify them as Director  of the SISE program. Candidates should exhibit a high level of expertise in the field and a commitment to innovative pedagogy.


INTERFOLIO SUBMISSION (see link below for list of required materials and to apply):


The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications in November 2019.

However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.