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Visiting Assistant Professor (Tulane Architecture Fellowship)

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Visiting Assistant Professor (Tulane Architecture Fellowship)

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Aug 16, 2023


The Tulane University School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates for the Tulane Architecture Fellowship beginning Fall 2024. This visiting assistant professor position is a two-year teaching and research fellowship that endeavors to mentor emerging academics whose presence will contribute in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the built environment. The successful candidate will support our educational mission and teach architecture studios and courses related to their expertise, encouraged to freely pursue their research trajectory, with an effort distribution similar to tenure-track faculty (40% teaching, 40% research, 20% service). Faculty at TuSA teach coursework as appropriate to their expertise across the school’s programs including BArch, BSArch, MArch and MSArch, with the opportunity of collaborating with the rest of our programs related to the built environment and design.




Tulane University’s academic programs in architecture are aligned with the School of Architecture’s programs. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) teach coursework and collaborate as appropriate to their expertise across the school’s programs including Architecture (B.Arch, B.S.Arch, M.Arch and M.S.Arch Research and Design), Landscape Architecture and Engineering (M.L.A.-M.S.E.), Real Estate (B.S.R.E., M.S.R.E.D.), Preservation (M.S.H.P.), Design (B.A.Des.), Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE), and the Tulane’s interdisciplinary PhD program City, Culture, and Community (CCC). Other schools, programs and centers at Tulane University provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including the A.B. Freeman School of Business graduate degrees (M.B.A., M.S.), the ByWater Institute, the Murphy Institute, and the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.


We are known for our robust community outreach, design-build, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives 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.


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 of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta are our natural domains of research, with the social and ecological challenges of the region at the forefront of contemporary discourses in global cities. 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. The Tulane School of Architecture is committed to climate action and is charting a path for climate change education across each of its representative programs. Social and climate justice are interconnected phenomena that demand a new ethic of the built and unbuilt environments that is reinforced by pioneering research, teaching and service.


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Tulane School of Architecture is founding partner of the Deans’ Equity and Inclusion Initiative alongside over two dozen schools of the built environment committed to fostering a community of early career faculty, with attention to BIPOC and other under-represented faculty, to challenge, expand, and enrich the planning, design, construction, and stewardship of the built environment. As a DEII member we offer a two-year Fellows-Mentoring program that includes summer programs and bi-monthly mentoring meetings. Fellows are offered the intellectual freedom to “teach and research what you are interested in, where you want to make a difference,” keeping spatial justice, public good and the ambition of addressing major societal and environmental challenges as school-wide shared focus.


The Tulane Architecture Fellow is expected to participate in this program, be part of a national cohort and benefit from the summer mentorship activities. The fellow will select a Tulane mentor among the faculty who will support the development of her or his academic career. 



The successful candidates must have a terminal degree in architecture (Master of Architecture) or an equivalent graduate professional degree, doctorate, or a Ph.D. in architecture or related fields. Professional licensure in the Unites States (or an international equivalent) and professional or academic experience are desirable. Candidates should exhibit proficiency in their area of expertise and demonstrable commitment to rigorous design research and innovative curricula. We are interested in candidates whose presence will contribute to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the built environment.

Application Instructions:


To be considered for the position, please submit the following documentation in a .PDF format through Interfolio*:

1.     Current curriculum vitae

2.     Letter of Interest describing your research and teaching objectives for the fellowship

3.     Sample work or portfolio of research and/or creative work; PDF format, maximum of 10 MB and no longer than 20 pages

4.     Brief statement describing your specific contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism

5.     Contact information for three (3) references. Only candidates who reach the final stage of the interview process will have their references contacted.

* Please follow the application website guidelines for maximum upload file size

We seek and welcome candidates’ applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ , and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. The search committee will commence its initial review of applications on November 1st, 2023. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled.

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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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