Cornell University, Department of Architecture

Position ID:Cornell-ARCH-COHORTSEARCH [#20419]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor for Social Justice and Equity
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Architecture Design
Appl Deadline:2022/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/09, finished 2022/06/24, listed until 2022/06/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY COHORT HIRE
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), Cornell University

The Departments of Architecture, Art, and City and Regional Planning—the three constituent units of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University—are launching faculty searches for a cohort hire that will advance scholarship, research, and creative practice on issues of social justice, equity, and identity. The faculty cohort hire seeks to bring together a group of scholars and practitioners who are committed to a larger project of expanding our imaginaries for social change through just spatial, social, and material practices that our disciplines embrace.

AAP is a vital college in one of the nation’s foremost research universities, and has educated many influential theorists and practitioners in the fields of architecture, art, and planning in the United States. We are 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. AAP’s physical and academic center is on Cornell’s Ithaca campus but given the global nature of our interests and commitments, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome, Italy, and New York City. Reflecting Cornell’s unique institutional environment as both an Ivy League university and New York State’s Land Grant university, we work in engagement with communities in the region around us in upstate New York and in places where we have made commitments across the U.S. and the world.

Each department will conduct its own search while supporting our collective college-wide goal of linking scholarship and practice to societal impact. It is expected that all faculty members brought in under the cohort hire will contribute to research, creative practice, teaching and advising in an area of inquiry that advances scholarship and practice to address social justice and equity in their departments and across the college.
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Positions
Each department (Architecture, Art, City and Regional Planning) has its own search committee. Please apply to the department and position that best fits your scholarship and practice. Though applications will only be considered by one department, there will be ongoing communication and coordination across committees. For that reason, please indicate if your scholarship and practice will also fit with the other two departments in the college. The title of each department below hyperlinks to a detailed ad. All positions will remain open until filled. Each department will begin review of applications on the dates indicated below, with an intended start date of July 2022.

Department of Architecture (Rolling deadline until filled; review will begin December 1, 2021)
Department of Art (Rolling deadline until filled; review will begin December 1, 2021)
Department of City and Regional Planning (Rolling deadline until filled, review will begin November 22, 2021)

Department of Architecture
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor for Social Justice and Equity Cohort Hire

Cornell University's Department of Architecture invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor or early career associate professor in architecture beginning July 1, 2022, as part of a cohort hire of faculty whose teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative practice advance topics of social justice and equity at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Architecture at Cornell dates 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 bachelor of architecture (B.Arch.); a professional master of architecture (M.Arch.); a post-professional master of science (M.S.) in advanced architectural design; M.S. degrees in computer graphics and matter design computation; and a Ph.D. in the history of architecture and urban development. Cornell architecture students and faculty have opportunities to take advantage of the Rand Hall Fabrication Shop, a world-renowned library collection, and participate in an expanded footprint that includes AAP NYC (https://aap.cornell.edu/academics/nyc), Cornell Tech (https://www.tech.cornell.edu/), and Cornell in Rome (https://aap.cornell.edu/about/our-locations/cornell-rome).

The Department of Architecture engages urgent global issues through a foundation in conceptual thinking and processes of making. We are committed to architectural practices informed by and embedded within evolving and dynamic social, environmental, and technological contexts.

We seek candidates who will foster an interdisciplinary approach to architectural design studios and seminars at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. These may be situated within spatial and critical practices, theories, and histories. Particular attention will be given to candidates concerned with marginalized peoples and communities and whose work may actively and innovatively address urgent topics such as indigeneity, racism(s) in all forms, environmental degradation and its uneven effects, migrations and displacements, comparative trans-national systems and valences of oppression found within and among territories.

A professional degree in architecture is considered a necessity for this position (five year B.Arch or an M.Arch). Responsibilities will include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, research, advising and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required application materials
All materials must be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs Online. • Letter of application • Curriculum vitae • Statement of teaching philosophy • A Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as per Cornell University guidelines described here (https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/) • One portfolio [up to 20 pages] of design and spatial practice • Up to three examples of course syllabi and representative samples of student work • 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 search, and with the applicant's permission.

Diversity and Inclusion are a fundamental component of Cornell University's community of belonging. 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 reservations. 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.

Positions will remain open until filled. The Department will begin review of applications on December 1, 2021.

Further information about Cornell University; the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, the Department of Architecture and its students, alumni, and faculty, and the Social Justice and Equity Cohort hire may be found here.

https://aap.cornell.edu/arch/                        https://aap.cornell.edu                                    https://www.cornell.edu


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.

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