Lecturer or Professor Practice Openings in the School of Architecture

Job description

Job Details

Position Information

Position TitleLecturer or Professor Practice Openings in the School of ArchitectureAdvertised TitleLecturer or Professor Practice Openings in the School of ArchitectureLocationTroy, NY CampusSearch NumberF17-00057PortfolioSchool of ArchitectureBusiness UnitSchool of ArchitectureFull-Time/Part-TimeFull TimeJob Summary

Lecturer and Professor of Professor of Practice Opportunities

The School of Architecture is pleased to invite applications for Lecturer and Professor of Practice openings in several area.These appointments may be made for one to three years, and are renewable, contingent upon available funding, enrollment, satisfactory performance, and the business needs of the School of Architecture. Open areas include:

Integrated Design Development Studio course, a comprehensive “capstone” studio integrating concepts students learned in earlier courses, and working closely with the Bedford Chair, who integrates Architecture with Civil Engineering concepts. This position also is required to participate in an annual traveling workshop each year in late May-early June, which includes the supervision of approximately 12 Architecture and Civil Engineering students, along with several other faculty, on an international trip.

Design Studio Courses, which are interdisciplinary and involve research and the use of a wide variety of digital software, and also include projects in the school’s Fabrication Shop. Various studios may focus on housing, museums or exhibition centers, and other buildings. There are opportunities for important collaborations with our graduate research faculty in Lighting, Acoustics and CASE (the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology). The Final Project studio also includes a research seminar. Courses may include, but are not limited to: graduate and undergraduate architectural design studios at various levels, core design studios, integrated design studios, vertical design studios, and construction and research design seminars.

History-Theory-Criticism courses, requiring expertise to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level. Courses may include, but are not limited to: Cities and their Territories; Urban Case Studies; Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture; History-Theory-Criticism etc.

Sustainability, Ecology and Building Science courses, requiring expertise to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level. Some courses may be taught at the CASE graduate research program in New York City. Courses may include, but are not limited to: Environmental & Ecological Systems; Energy, Comfort and Ecology; Environmental Parametrics.

Requirements: A terminal degree (a Ph.D. or Master of Architecture, or foreign degree equivalent) in Architecture or another appropriate field, is required, along with a strong desire and commitment to teaching and student support at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Evidence of effective teaching is required.

To be considered at the Professor of Practice level, individuals must have obtained unique professional experience, have a widely recognized and distinguished body of work, and have served in a leadership role in a related, but non-academic career that typically would span 10 years or more post-degree. Additionally, candidates for Professor of Practice must be able to demonstrate that their work has made a significant impact within their subject matter or discipline as related to the position for which they are being considered.

The selected individuals will be welcomed into the School as partners with the rest of the faculty, and will be expected to participate in curriculum development and teaching, and may also have advising and other responsibilities. Selected candidates also will be expected to participate service initiatives which may include: educational outreach, student recruitment and other activities of the School.

Job Posted DateIn order to receive full consideration you must apply byJob Close DateNew/Replacement PositionReplacementAdditional Information

Questions may be directed to Pamela Zepf, Executive Assistant to the Dean, School of Architecture, at [email protected]

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

We welcome candidates who bring diverse intellectual, geographic, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer

Instructions for Applying

Application Instructions: Applicants must complete a short online application by selecting the “Apply for this Job” link found on this page. Applicants will be expected to upload a letter of application, which includes a description of courses qualified to teach; a curriculum vitae; evaluations of teaching (if available); a portfolio (10 pages, 8.5”x11” in PDF format), and contact information (including name, title, organization, email, and telephone number) for at least three professional references.

Quicklinkhttp://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/5823Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching
  4. Contact Information for Three (3) or more references
  5. Optional Application Document 1
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Application Document 2
  2. Optional Application Document 3
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently employed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute?
    • Yes
    • No




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 12/29/2018
Application Due: 10/1/2019
Work Type: