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Department of Architecture Professor of the Practice (NYC)
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
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Date Posted 08/25/2020
Faculty-Fine And Applied Arts-Architecture
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Cornell University


Ithaca, NY


Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Architecture






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)

  1. Brief cover letter

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. Concise statement describing areas of expertise, approach to pedagogy, and brief descriptions of possible studios and Elective seminars

  4. One portfolio of design practice, pedagogical materials, and student work

  5. 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)

  6. 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."

All applicants should submit these materials using the university's online application tool at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16004. Please note that hardcopy application materials will not be returned.

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

(607) 255-7612


Review of applications will begin during the summer of 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

For more information about the Department, the College of AAP, and Cornell University, please visit: http://www.aap.cornell.edu/arch/ http://www.aap.cornell.edu/ http://www.cornell.edu/

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

About Us

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options

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