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Professor of Practice in Architecture

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Professor of Practice in Architecture

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Aug 16, 2023


The School of Architecture at Tulane University is seeking qualified candidates in Architecture at the rank of Professor of Practice in Architecture (non-tenure) full-time or part-time. The successful candidate will support our educational mission and teach architecture studios and courses related to their expertise. 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. 


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Professor of Practice position starts with a 3-year renewable contract, followed by 5 and 7 year renewable contracts following Tulane Faculty Handbook. The expected starting date of the positions is July 1st of 2024. 




Tulane University’s academic programs in architecture are 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 Ph.D. 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 involve climate change, coastal and riparian crises, historic preservation, sustainable real estate development, and the challenges of social and environmental justice. The complex nature of the Gulf 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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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 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 balance professional and academic work. 


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. Furthermore, candidates are expected to vigorously pursue an agenda of high-profile design research, writing, and creative production. Candidates for this position should be accomplished instructors and professionals with a demonstrated record of excellence, able to teach undergraduate and graduate design studios and related seminars, as well as lecture and lab courses. 

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 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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