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Professor of Practice in Design

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Professor of Practice in Design

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Jul 5, 2023


Tulane University's School of Architecture is actively seeking qualified individuals to join as full-time Professor of Practice (non-tenure) in the Bachelor of Arts in Design Program. We are specifically interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in the field of textile design and/or prototyping and digital fabrication. Ideal candidates should have experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and be prepared to lead interdisciplinary courses ranging from foundational design to advanced studios.


Faculty at TuSA have the opportunity to create specialized coursework within their discipline while building synergies across programs of the school, delving into the connection between design and the built environment.


Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected starting date of the position is July 1st of 2024.




Tulane University’s academic program in design is aligned with the School of Architecture’s many academic 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 School of Liberal Arts creative degrees, the School of Science and Engineering, the ByWater Institute, the Murphy Institute, and other Tulane centers and schools.


Tulane University is renowned for its extensive engagement with the community, design-build projects, and interdisciplinary research endeavors. These initiatives encompass critical areas such as climate change, coastal and riparian challenges, historic preservation, sustainable real estate development, as well as social and environmental justice concerns. The intricate nature of the Gulf region offers numerous possibilities for conducting comparative global studies. Consequently, Tulane's contributions are expected to hold significant relevance and address pressing issues.


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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The successful candidates must have a terminal degree in design or an equivalent graduate professional degree, doctorate, or Ph.D. in design or related creative fields. Professional licensure in the United States (or an international equivalent) and professional or academic administrative experience is desirable. Candidates should exhibit proficiency in their area of expertise and demonstrable commitment to rigorous design research and innovative curricula. Candidates should also exhibit a strong record of innovative practice, and the school welcomes part-time professors of practice committed to balancing professional and academic work.

Application Instructions:


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

1.     Current curriculum vitae (CV)

2.     Letter of Interest

3.     Research statement and sample materials of your research and/or creative work

4.     Teaching statement and samples of your teaching materials (course syllabus, materials, and student work)

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

6.     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 December 1, 2023. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ , those living with disabilities, and veterans.  

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity and creating a community and culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO and will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.  It is important to us to intentionally seek candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

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