Cornell University, Department of Architecture

Position ID:Cornell-ARCH-TCHFELLOW [#20781]
Position Title: Instructor: Design Teaching Fellow
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Architecture Design
Architecture and Design
Appl Deadline:2022/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/14, finished 2022/06/24)
Position Description:    

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

Cornell Architecture Design Teaching Fellowship

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), Cornell University

 The Department of Architecture at Cornell University is launching a search for four Design Teaching Fellowship positions for instruction and research/creative practice, to begin August 16, 2022.

 The Fellowship is a nine-month full-time position (renewable for up to two academic years) within the Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, NY, at the rank of Instructor.

 Each fellowship centers on teaching in the first-year undergraduate architectural design program, alongside teaching mentors, within an established Teaching Mentorship framework. In addition to design studio teaching, Fellows will have the opportunity to teach one elective seminar that facilitates exploration into the Fellow’s research/creative practice trajectory, and to have one semester free from teaching a second class, to focus on developing their research/creative practice independently, culminating in an exhibition and/or public presentation.

 Fellowships are intended to support the teaching and research/creative practice of exceptional emerging designers /architects (ideally 2+ years after completion of their undergraduate education). Candidates should propose a research/creative project to be shaped and developed during their year, while also considering potential interfaces with foundational design pedagogy. Cornell Architecture welcomes innovative transdisciplinary thinking that expands the scope and potential of contemporary architecture and its practice.

 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 (, Cornell Tech (, and Cornell in Rome ( The Department of Architecture engages urgent global issues through a foundation in conceptual thinking and processes of  making. We are committed to the transformation of contemporary architectural practice in response to evolving and dynamic social, environmental, and technological contexts.

A professional degree in architecture is considered a necessity for this position (B.Arch or M.Arch). Responsibilities will include teaching at undergraduate levels, research, advising and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Cornell Graduates are encouraged to apply.

Required application materials

All materials must be submitted electronically using the Academic Jobs Online website :

               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: (

               One portfolio [up to 20 pages] of research/creative practice, (and any student work from teaching experience)

               Draft proposal for research/creative practice agenda and example of proposed course

               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 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.

 Positions will remain open until filled. The Department will begin review of applications on January 7th.

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Cornell University
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
139 Sibley Dome
Ithaca, NY 14853