Assistant Professor of Race and Social Justice in the Built Environment
The School of Architecture at Northeastern University announces a search for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in the area of Race and Social Justice in the Built Environment. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching examine the ways architecture, urban infrastructure, and/or public space intersect with issues of race, equity, and justice, with a focus on historically marginalized communities that have been underrepresented or understudied in the design or scholarly discourse of the built environment (e.g. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, or immigrant populations). The ideal candidate’s work may draw on a range of methodological approaches, including but not limited to sociological, anthropological, geographical, or historical. Courses taught will correspond with the successful candidate’s expertise, but desirable curricular dimensions include new seminars, lecture courses, or design studios.
The primary appointment for this hire lies in the School of Architecture, but we welcome the possibility of a joint appointment with other units at the College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD) or other colleges in allied disciplines such as urban planning, public policy, history, sociology, and anthropology depending on the candidate’s interest and expertise. There is also potential to work with colleagues in other disciplines through Northeastern’s growing network of research centers and labs, including but not limited to our Global Resilience Institute, Institute on Race and Justice, the Africana Studies Center, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research. We are proud to announce this position as part of a cluster of hires within the College of Arts, Media, and Design and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities dedicated to deepening the university’s commitment to race, social justice, and equity campus-wide. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as promoting experiential learning, both central to a Northeastern University education.