Faculty Position – Advanced Architectural Design (Tenured or Professional Practice)

Columbia University

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University invites applications for a full‐time faculty position in Architecture as a tenured Associate or Full Professor, or an Associate or Full Professor of Professional Practice. A Master of Architecture degree, Bachelor of Architecture, or the equivalent professional degree is required.

GSAPP is a school dedicated to engaging and shaping the built environment across scales, in light of the climatic, ecological, societal, bodily, and technological tensions of today. With Master’s programs in Architecture; Urban Planning; Historic Preservation; Real Estate Development; Architecture and Urban Design; Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices; and Computational Design Practices, and doctoral programs in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Historic Preservation, GSAPP represents a unique environment that fosters interdisciplinary thinking and innovation across contexts, expanding the reach and critical capacity of knowledge and practice. Located in the heart of New York City, the School has built its long legacy of excellence as an engine for change, combining inventiveness with disciplinary practice and incisive and engaged thinking. Architecture design is a crucial part of this innovation, collaboration, and critical engagement within the School and throughout the disciplines and professions of the built environment.

GSAPP is particularly interested in candidates who practice, teach, and conduct research on issues of architecture and design related to materiality, technology, ecology, climate, social justice, and/or representation. Strong candidates will have the ability not only to teach and shape pedagogy in design studios and courses on theory of design, but also to contribute to the School’s dynamic, inventive, and engaged academic ecosystem through their own practice and scholarship. The successful candidate will have exceptional leadership skills and will have the capacity to serve as the Director of the Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program (MSAAD). They will have the capacity to work closely with the Dean to conceptualize, develop, and administer the MSAAD program and to integrate it with the larger curricular goals across the School and particularly with the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program. The candidate will teach courses open to both MSAAD and M.Arch students. We welcome applicants with impact in the circulation of ideas and projects in the field of architectural design and who are capable of anticipating and experimenting with changes in the discipline and profession. A strong commitment to integrate theory and architectural design, materiality, and technology is expected. Candidates that hold a PhD and are engaged with practice are encouraged to apply.

GSAPP faculty lead the evolution of their disciplines and create the conditions for students to research and interrogate current and past ideas and methods, as well as support their capacity to experiment with novel or alternative notions and practices. Therefore, we welcome applications from candidates who are able to teach, conduct research, and/or practice in emergent directions that respond to contemporary challenges and engagements.

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