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Professor of Practice / Lecturer for Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program

Tulane University
New Orleans
Professor of Practice / Lecturer for Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program

New Orleans
Open Date:
Sep 22, 2022

The Tulane University School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates to serve as professor in the Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program at the rank of Professor of Practice/Lecturer to begin as early as July 1, 2023.

The initial term for this position is a three-year renewable, non-tenured appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students from across the campus situated within the School of Architecture. Building upon Tulane University’s strengths in civic engagement and service-learning, the program introduces students to design thinking methods applied to social innovation and social impact, with the objective of creating a more just and equitable society.


Located in New Orleans, Tulane University is a tier-one research university in the United States, member of the selected group of top research universities integrated in the AAU.  The School is an innovator in the field of the built environment at multiple scales - from buildings to neighborhoods. and from urban landscapes to regional planning. The city is home to a diverse community steeped in a long history of action and exchange. Our 15th President, Mike Fitts, has strong commitments to anti-racism that the Tulane School of Architecture has taken up in multiple ways.


We are known for our robust community outreach, design-build, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives. We collaborate with other schools at Tulane such as Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, and Public Health, with university research centers as the ByWater Institute and the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and undertake research that involves climate change, coastal and riparian crisis, historic preservation, sustainable real estate development, and the challenges for social and environmental justice. The complex nature of this region provides ample opportunities for comparative global studies. For this reason, we expect Tulane’s contributions to be of urgent relevance.


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Successful candidates for this position will have an advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in the area of Social Innovation, Design Thinking, and/or other Design or related fields.


Candidates should exhibit proficiency in instruction in both undergraduate- and graduate-level seminars, laboratory, and lecture courses. Service-learning and design studio teaching experience is preferred but not required.


Candidates should exhibit a high level of expertise in the field and a commitment to innovative pedagogy. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in the SISE program including topics of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, design thinking for social impact, change leadership, community engagement, public interest design, among others. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture are expected to teach; work with the faculty, the dean, and other departments at Tulane to develop curriculum; contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives and engage in service through a range of academic committees.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for the position, please submit the following through Interfolio:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Cover Letter describing your research and teaching objectives
  3. Statement describing your commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  4. Sample work or portfolio of research and/or creative work; PDF format, maximum of 10 MB and no longer than 20 pages
  5. Contact information for three references


The search committee will commence its initial screening on December 15th, 2022. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until position is filled. Apply to the following link: 


Questions can be directed to Edson Cabalfin (, Director of the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program, Tulane School of Architecture.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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