Cornell University, City and Regional Planning

Position ID:Cornell-CRP-STRAUCH [#21179, WDR-00029969]
Position Title: Strauch Fellow in the Department of City and Regional Planning
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: City and Regional Planning
Starting Date:2022/07/01
Appl Deadline:2022/03/14 11:59PMhelp popup* filled (posted 2022/02/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

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College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), Cornell University
Call for Applications: Strauch Fellows (one position each in Architecture, and in City and Regional Planning)

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University announces two positions for emerging scholars or practitioners with a keen interest in an academic career in architecture or urban planning. The Strauch Fellowship is a nine-month, full-time position in the department relevant to the Fellow’s field and discipline and will be located in Ithaca, New York. The Fellowships are part of AAP’s Broadening Participation Program, which aims to invest in early career scholars/practitioners for the purpose of developing robust pathways for diverse and impactful faculty in our disciplines. We invite applications from outstanding recent graduates of advanced degree programs in these two fields, pre-tenure track faculty, lecturers, or teaching faculty who are engaged in advancing inclusion, equity, and justice.

Each fellowship centers on research and teaching under the mentorship of a senior faculty member in the department where the Fellow is appointed. Responsibilities will vary by department based on the experiences, skills, and knowledge that are critical in preparing Fellows for future academic success (see below) and will include presenting research and work at an exhibition, community lecture or panel discussion, teaching, and participation in departmental and college activities through their appointment. This is a salaried position with benefits and a stipend for research-related expenses. Additionally, the Fellows will have the opportunity to be part of a national cohort of other emerging scholars and practitioners participating in the Deans’ Equity and Inclusion Initiative. The Initiative brings together twenty-five leading U.S. schools and colleges of architecture, planning, and design, dedicated to creating a community of early-career faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, with attention to BIPOC and those underrepresented among the faculty in the field.

Strauch Fellow in the Department of Architecture are expected to have a professional or post-professional Master of Architecture or PhD in Architecture, will engage in research/creative practice, teach 2 studios and one seminar each year in their area of developing expertise, advise 2-4 thesis students each semester, and develop or partner on developing a community event or installation.

Strauch Fellow in the Department of City and Regional Planning are expected to have a PhD in Planning or a cognate discipline, engage in a research project, develop and teach two courses, one of which will be a seminar in their area of expertise each year, as well as create and deliver a public lecture and plan a symposium in partnership with their mentor as part of the department’s research seminar series.

Required application materials
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Draft proposal for research/creative practice agenda and related example of a proposed course, seminar, or studio
• A Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as per Cornell University guidelines described here 
• One portfolio [up to 20 pages] of research/creative practice (including student work from prior teaching) or a writing sample.
• List of three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only at a later stage of the process, and with the applicant's permission

All materials must be submitted electronically by March 14, 2022, using the following links:

Strauch Fellows in the Department of Architecture; Apply here

Strauch Fellows in the Department of City and Regional Planning; Apply here

Positions will remain open until filled. AAP will begin review of applications on March 15, 2022. The expected start date is July 1, 2022.

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) is one of Cornell University’s oldest colleges, and home to approximately 900 students, 100 visiting and full-time faculty, and about 60 staff members. We are committed to the belief that architecture, art, and planning are simultaneously intellectual, spatial, social, and material practices, and that leadership in the field demands both expertise in a specific discipline and broader knowledge across disciplines. Cornell’s Ithaca campus is the physical and academic center for AAP, but given the global nature of our interests, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome and New York City. AAP is committed to an inclusive and diverse community and an open learning environment that is free from bias. We embrace creative and analytic practices that challenge preconceptions and prejudice; encourage critical engagement with the many forms of built and creative culture; and defend the prerogative of our disciplines to ask difficult questions. For over a century, AAP has educated many influential theorists and practitioners in the United States. It continues to build its strength in research and teaching, and the Broadening Participation Program aims to take on the challenge of developing impactful faculty for the future.

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. Cornell is committed to hiring faculty who share its commitment to educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Further information about Cornell University; the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, the Departments of Architecture, or City and Regional Planning and their students, alumni, and faculty may be found here.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Cornell University
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
106 Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853