Cornell University, Department of Architecture

Position ID:Cornell-ARCH-ARCHPOPFA20 [#16004, WDR-00022569]
Position Title: Professor of the Practice (Ithaca + NYC)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Architecture and Design
Architecture Design
Appl Deadline:2021/03/23 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/02/14, finished 2021/09/25)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for one or more Professor of the Practice positions; non-tenure track, renewable 3-5 year appointments.


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 may be based at Cornell’s Ithaca campus, or, for the department’s New York City programs, 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 post-professional, professional master’s and bachelor levels.


While the Professor of the Practice 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:

  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:

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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.

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:
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