Assistant/Associate Professor in Undergraduate Architecture (71102)
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Internal Number: 4791468
Assistant/Associate Professor in Undergraduate Architecture (71102)
Description: The School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, an internationally recognized professional school offering B.Arch, M.Arch and M.S. degrees, invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the Department of Undergraduate Architecture. We seek a full-time tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor who can assume a leadership role in the Department's core curriculum (specifically Integrated Design), as a motivated design studio instructor with an interest in shaping architectural curriculum and pedagogy. The ideal candidate will have the ability to support our curriculum in advanced fabrication and emerging construction technologies as well as understand that the future of our built environment and construction techniques address the rapid effects of climate change on the future of architecture and cities. The appointment is scheduled to begin in August 2024.
Our academic environment is one that continues to evolve quickly in the areas referenced which are making an impact on education. We are interested in developing students who can critically engage the challenges that these topics present to us and the future of our built environment.
Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life, while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.
Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice, with the goal of contributing to a fairer, more sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development to work for a more just city. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
About the School of Architecture
The Pratt Institute School of Architecture (SoA) educates future leaders in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban and community planning, construction and facilities management, real estate practice, environmental management, historic preservation, and urban placemaking. We see the design, planning, and management of the built environment as tools for addressing the critical issues of our time-including social justice and the climate crisis. Students at the Pratt SoA build the skills and knowledge needed to respond to these complex and evolving challenges in a uniquely versatile, innovative, and ethical way in an environment of disciplinary, intellectual, and cultural diversity.
About Undergraduate Architecture
Pratt Undergraduate Architecture is a professional degree-granting program which prioritizes innovative design and critical thinking together with professional knowledge and skills. With 170 full and part-time faculty members, the program serves a diverse domestic and international student body of approximately 730 students and awards an accredited five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree. The Department is committed to building diversity in our curriculum and among our faculty and staff and seeks applicants who can contribute to advancing these goals.
Salary, Benefits, and Faculty Support
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $95,000. Pratt Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package with the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of individual employees.
403B Retirement Program
Supplemental Retirement Account
Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
Tuition Exchange Program
Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
Child care Benefit
Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
Reduced teaching load in first year (1 course release)
Sabbatical leave, as described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities
The successful candidate will have a range of experience in the discipline and is capable of engaging students in innovative design solutions, specifically as they apply to design, construction, fabrication and ecology relative to the contemporary practice and construction of architecture. Responsibilities include:
Teach studios and required seminars in the core areas of the curriculum;
Develop and coordinate courses with a focus on material practice, building fabrication technologies, emerging climate change needs toward sustainable architecture and site design.
Lead and communicate specific curricular goals to faculty and students as an academic coordinator.
Serve on departmental, school, and institute-wide committees.
Participate in program accreditation.
Advise and mentor students.
Provide outreach efforts and participate in initiatives, including working closely with the Undergraduate Chair to promote interdisciplinary applications of core lessons into the design studio.
Participate in scholarship/research/publications/conferences, etc. in the field.
Perform all other related activities as required.
A Masters degree and professional degree in architecture is required. Professional licensure is preferred.
Applicants should demonstrate expertise in architectural design, building practice and design research as well as one or more of the following: building and environmental systems technology, and digital fabrication (including robotics & CNC machining) at various scales applied to studio problems.
At least three years teaching experience at the college level and at least three years professional experience are also required. Favorable consideration will be given to candidates with a strong commitment to advanced design, professional practice, with an emphasis on sustainability, and digital fabrication, as well as recognized scholarship in the field of design as evidenced by a distinguished record of publication, exhibition, teaching, and practice.
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