Assistant/Associate Professor - Core Design

Job description


The School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, an internationally recognized professional school offering B.Arch, M.Arch and M.S. degrees, invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the Department of Undergraduate Architecture. We seek a faculty member who can assume a leadership role in the Department's core curriculum (specifically Integrated Design), as a motivated design studio instructor with an interest in shaping architectural curriculum and pedagogy. The ideal candidate will have the ability to support our curriculum in advanced fabrication and emerging construction technologies as well as understand that the future of our built environment and construction techniques address the rapid effects of climate change on the future of architecture and cities. The appointment is scheduled to begin in August 2018.

Located on a 25 acre campus in the culturally diverse Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, Pratt Institute recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches and experiences. We aspire to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of Pratt culture.


The successful candidate will have a range of experience in building to engage students toward experimental and forward-thinking design solutions, specifically as they apply to design, construction, fabrication and ecology relative to the contemporary practice and construction of architecture. Responsibilities include:

  • Teach studios and required seminars in the core areas of the curriculum;
  • Develop and coordinate courses with a focus on material practice, building fabrication technologies, emerging climate change needs toward sustainable architecture and site design.
  • Lead and communicate academic goals to faculty and students
  • Serve on departmental, school, and institute wide committees.
  • Participate in program accreditation.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Provide outreach efforts and participating in initiatives, including working closely with the Undergraduate Chair to promote interdisciplinary applications of core lessons into the design studio.
  • Participate in scholarship/research/publications/conferences, the field.
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

SALARY AND RANK are commensurate with qualifications and experience.


We require at minimum a Master's degree and professional degree in architecture.

Professional licensure is preferred.

Applicants should demonstrate expertise in architectural design, building practice and experimentation as well as one or more of the following: the future of site design regarding climate change, material science practice, building and environmental systems technology, and digital fabrication (including robotics & CNC machining) at various scales applied to studio problems.

At least three years' teaching experience at the college level and at least three years' professional experience are also required. Favorable consideration will be given to candidates with a strong commitment to innovative design, building practice, ecology and recognized scholarship in the design field as evidenced by a distinguished record of publication, exhibition, teaching and creative achievement in architectural practice, experimentation and research. Applicants must also have a demonstrated level of inter-cultural competence and an ability to work well with diverse populations.



Materials should be submitted in two parts, documents and portfolio, as follows:

Please submit the following documents via our internal application site at

  • A letter of interest specifically addressing the position requirements listed above. Please include a statement describing how you have worked to promoted diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current institution and how you plan on continuing to do so here at Pratt Institute.
  • Examples of course syllabi written by the applicant.
  • Description and/or examples of research interests, publications, and peer review scholarship.
  • A complete curriculum vitae listing the names and contact information for three professional references.
  • A statement of the applicant's contribution to educating students in Integrated Design with how emerging construction and ecological technologies can be a part of an architectural education curriculum.


Please also submit a digital portfolio including up to 40 examples of student design studio and seminar work via Slideroom at:









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Job No: 1793
Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 4/27/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable