Cornell University, Department of Architecture

Position ID:Cornell-ARCH-STRAUCH [#27390, WDR-00044249]
Position Title: Strauch Early Career 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:2024/04/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/22)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

Call for Applications: Strauch Early Career Fellow

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University announces a position for an emerging scholar or practitioner with a keen interest in an academic career in architecture. The Strauch Fellowship is a nine-month, full-time position in the department of architecture and will be in located in Ithaca, New York. The Fellowship is 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 graduates with terminal degrees in the field of architecture, pre-tenure track faculty, lecturers, or teaching faculty who are engaged in advancing inclusion, equity, and justice in their disciplines.

The fellowship centers on research and teaching under the mentorship of a senior faculty member in the department. Responsibilities will be aligned with the experiences, skills, and knowledge that are critical in preparing Fellows for future academic success 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 Fellow 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 over thirty-five leading U.S. schools and colleges of architecture, planning, art, and design, dedicated to creating a community of early-career faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, with attention to those underrepresented among the faculty in the field.

Strauch Early Career Fellow in the Department of Architecture is expected to have a post-professional Master of Architecture or PhD in Architecture. They 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.


Required application materials include

All materials must be submitted electronically by April 7, 2024, using the following link:


The position will remain open until filled. AAP will begin review of applications on April 1, 2024. The expected start date is July 1, 2024.

About the College

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University (Cornell AAP) is home to nearly 1000 students, 120 faculty, and 65 staff members who come together from around the world to take up some of today's most urgent challenges and advance research, inquiry, and design to build a more just and sustainable future.

A vital college at one of the nation's foremost research universities, Cornell AAP bridges fields and faculty with five departments, 20 degree programs, 18 faculty-led labs, and the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities, a platform for building partnerships that make a positive impact in our cities and communities nationally and internationally.

Cornell AAP's departments include Architecture, Art, and Planning, as well as the new multicollege Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate, jointly led by the S.C. Johnson College of Business, and the multicollege Department of Design Tech, administered by Cornell AAP in partnership with Cornell Bowers CIS, Cornell Engineering, the Cornell Human Ecology, and Cornell Tech. The college is housed across three locations (Ithaca, New York; New York City; and Rome, Italy), each offering world-class facilities and cutting-edge technologies.

Cornell AAP is about acts of transformation. We are committed to building a caring, inclusive, and rigorous community around our shared priorities — Creative + Critical Practices, Sustainability + Social Impact, Design + Emerging Technologies, and the Future of Cities + Development — that enable us to reimagine and reshape the world in radically new ways, every day.

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

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

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

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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:
email address
Department of Architecture
139 E. Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853