Associate or Full Professor - Architecture

New York, NY
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The J. Max Bond Architecture Center for a Just City (JMBC) at The City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture (SSA) is currently seeking a new Director at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor.

The position will provide leadership to fulfill the mission of the J. Max Bond Center in support of research, design and planning of just cities that will expand its impact locally, regionally, nationally, and globally to meet the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Responsibilities include administration of the center, fund-raising, research and teaching, and other duties as noted below. The JMBC Director reports to the Dean of the Spitzer School of Architecture and is accountable to the Center's board of advisers.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Sustainability.
  • Expand and refine the vision of the center.
  • Provide leadership for the strategic and day-to-day program implementation of the Center.
  • Implement and direct project, funding, and resource development, including identification of specific projects, funding prospects, grant sources, and opportunities for collaboration with agencies, foundations and other project and funding sources.
  • Guide the Center in identifying and responding to emerging neighborhood, city, regional, and global environmental issues in which the center can play a significant role.
  • Develop collegial, fiscal, and partnership relationships with related organizations, locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Actively participate and effectively represent the center and the school in local, regional, national, and global events, including meetings, conferences and forums.

The JMBC at the SSA, believes that design can have a positive impact on the equitable betterment of the word's cities. Founded in 2011, the Bond Center is dedicated to the advancement of design practice, education, research and advocacy in ways that build and sustain resilient and just communities, cities and regions. The vision for the JMBC takes both a long-term view of the impact of its programs and also seeks to intervene in situations of immediate urgency. The Center fosters collaboration and innovation by working with faculty, researchers, students, policy-makers, community leaders and practitioners representing the four disciplines of the Spitzer School - architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and sustainability - in order to apply expertise and intervention to a wide variety of contemporary problems, challenges, and opportunities facing urban America.

The JMBC is a part of the culturally diverse, multidisciplinary academic context of SSA and by extension, of CCNY and CUNY. The City College of New York is especially notable for its current and historic commitment to taking on the unique and challenging issues of ethnically, socially, and culturally diverse American cities with high degrees of economic disparity. The Director of the JMBC will have the support of and opportunities for collaboration with a deep pool of thinkers and practitioners addressing these challenges from an array of disciplinary vantage Points. The Center is housed in its own 1200 square foot space, designed for administrative use as well as research projects and exhibitions. It has become an important resource for the undergraduate and graduate students in the school who provide valuable assistance in the Center's projects. An executive assistant dedicated to the center will be appointed by a search committee led by the new director.

Additional information can be found at:


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PhD degree in area(s) of expertise, or Master's degree and professional license in area(s) of expertise or equivalent - such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, or other relevant discipline; relevant experience; a record of productive research, teaching, administration and practice in a relevant area of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, design, and/or policy making.

Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership in strategizing, collaboration, and coalition building in both the

academic and public sectors

  • Demonstrated effectiveness and leadership experience in fund-raising at both the project and organizational level as well as fiscal management of projects and an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and complete projects of moderate to high complexity within finite time and fiscal limitations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A deep commitment to the cause of the city and a high level of knowledge of critical urban issues


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Location: City College of New York

Job Title: Associate or Full Professor - Architecture

Job ID: 16351

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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