Assistant Professor - Architecture and Urban Design

Northeastern University

Assistant Professor - Architecture and Urban Design

Requisition Number: FTFR001029

Division/College: School of Architecture, College of Arts, Media and Design

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The School of Architecture at Northeastern University announces a search for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track with a particular focus on Architecture and Urban Design. Successful candidates will have a terminal degree by the start date in their field, with a PhD preferred, and be able to articulate a strong research agenda that engages with the broader disciplinary discourse as well as with the cultural, social, economic, and/or political contexts of architecture, design, and urban policy. Teaching responsibilities will include studio and seminar courses. Ability to teach courses in and contribute to the Landscape Architecture program is desired though not required. The position has an anticipated start date of Fall 2018.


Situated within the College of Arts, Media and Design, the School of Architecture is interested in candidates with an ambition to connect to other design related fields within the College and University. We welcome a variety of approaches, and are interested in candidates who might contribute to the University’s Global Resilience Initiative, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and/or other relevant campus-wide programs. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Additional Information:
The School of Architecture is located in the heart of Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections and intellectual networks. Within the School, there are two interrelated disciplines: architecture and urban landscape. The School currently offers three undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Architecture; a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies; and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. The School also offers two graduate degrees: a professionally accredited Master of Architecture; and a Master of Design for Sustainable Urban Environments.

The College of Arts, Media and Design has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art+Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. It is a collaborative community within the university that acts as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery. See:

Northeastern University is a private R1 university. The University is renowned for its interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial spirit, experiential learning, and global connectedness. Northeastern has recently revealed a strategic plan to guide the University’s course for the next ten years. See:

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For more information, please visit the websites for the School of Architecture at, the College of Arts, Media and Design at, and Northeastern University at

To apply, click here: Applicants should submit a CV and a letter of application. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. References, dossiers, and examples of research, creative or published work may be requested at a later date. Applications received on or before November 20 will be guaranteed full review. Inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Amanda Reeser Lawrence, PhD, chair of the search committee, [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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