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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Architecture and Urban Design


Company : Columbia University


Location : New York City, NY


Created : 2020-10-10


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Posting Details Job Requisition Number 0000948 Field(s) of Specialization Architecture and Urban Design Position Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Architecture and Urban Design Department ARH Architecture Division Architecture Location Morningside Summary Description The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) is seeking candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Architecture and Urban Design to begin July 1, 2020. A Master’s Degree in Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, or the equivalent professional degree is required. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to advancing the field through teaching, practice, and research. Professional, research, and teaching experience is required. Candidates will show clear evidence of expertise and have strong leadership and communication skills. They must have demonstrated capacity for original work and show promise of significant continuing contributions. Founded in 1881, GSAPP currently offers advanced degrees in Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Historic Preservation, Real Estate Development, and Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices and has over 700 degree students representing more than 50 countries. The Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (MSAUD) program at GSAPP is a one-year (three semester) post-professional degree program which challenges students to think critically about the future of urbanism and to investigate and design scenarios for local, regional, and global change through studios, required seminars, and electives. The program frames urban design as an inclusive, activist, tools-based practice for specific sites and communities; a representational strategy for teasing out stories and histories that shape shared understandings of place; and a critical engagement with collective form, space, and experience. GSAPP seeks candidates whose emphasis is on practice and design research in the fields of architecture and urban design and who show, through research and projects, excellence in environmental and spatial design that engages the complex experiences, materials, or infrastructures that shape – and are shaped by – cities or regions. Responsibilities include teaching and research. For all positions administrative responsibilities include committee work, faculty meetings, and student advising. GSAPP faculty should innovate their disciplines and enable students to be educated in current and past ideas and methods, as well as support students’ explorations and testing of new ideas. Therefore, preference will generally be given to candidates who are able to teach and/or conduct research in both traditional fields and in an emergent specialization. Minimum Degree Required Master’s Degree in Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, or the equivalent professional degree is required. Minimum Qualifications Professional, research, and teaching experience is required. Candidates will show clear evidence of expertise and have strong leadership and communication skills. They must have demonstrated capacity for original work and show promise of significant continuing contributions. A clear record of significant professional achievement and/or academic experience is required: candidates must demonstrate innovative research, writing, and/or projects through publications, exhibitions, conferences, commissioned reports or studies, and/or executed or proposed built works. Successful tenure and tenure-track candidates will be those who are scholars and/or practitioners engaged in exceptional scholarship and/or research through their practice (i.e. engage in practice as a form of research). Senior positions require extensive teaching experience and a substantial body of scholarship and/or research practice. Applicants to junior positions in the tenure-track category must show evidence of great promise in scholarship, practice, and research as well as teaching. Preferred Qualifications GSAPP faculty should innovate their disciplines and enable students to be educated in current and past ideas and methods, as well as support students’ explorations and testing of new ideas. Therefore, preference will generally be given to candidates who are able to teach and/or conduct research in both traditional fields and in an emergent specialization. Additional Information Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. GSAPP currently enjoys a diverse faculty and is actively seeking to expand a core group of individuals who can bring new ideas and approaches by way of their own experiences and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin in early September and continue until the position is filled. RAPS posting date 08/05/2019 Search Closing Date Special Instructions to the Applicant Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of current and future research plans, and names and contact information for three references. (References will only be contacted for candidates invited to campus interviews.) Under “Writing Sample/Publication” please submit samples of of work (research, writing, and/or projects: max. 15 pages total). Under “Other Document,” please submit a sample studio or seminar syllabus. Proposed Start Date 07/01/2020 EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Review Begins Quick Link /postings/3864 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents + Curriculum Vitae + Cover Letter + List of References + Statement of Research + Writing Sample/Publication 1 + Other Document 1 Optional Documents + Writing Sample/Publication 2 + Other Document 2 + Statement of Teaching Philosophy