Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor: Urban Design

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
Location: New York, USA
Added on: 25 Feb 2017, Job offer expires on: 26 May 2017


NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) is a private, degree-granting, not-for-profit global university, committed to educating the next generation of leaders, inspiring innovation, and advancing applications-oriented research and entrepreneurship. With two campuses in New York (Manhattan and Old Westbury, Long Island), as well as campuses in Nanjing and Beijing, China; Vancouver, Canada; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NYIT provides a technology-infused education to 12,000 students from all 50 states and 125 countries. More than 100,000 NYIT alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, health care professionals, and more. By learning how to analyze and question assumptions, NYIT graduates are culturally aware, profession ready, and prepared to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—greatest challenges.


School of Architecture and Design

The mission of the School of Architecture and Design is to provide a design and technology-based 21st century professional education that fosters leadership in the profession and within the community. NYIT offers five degree paths: B.ARCH, B.S.A.T, B.F.A, M.S.U.R.D, and A.A.S. Under the new SoAD leadership, an M.ARCH degree will be added along with a series of M.S. programs, specializations, and concentrations. This aligns with the three Core Values guiding the mission of the school: Design, Intelligence, Building Technology, and Leadership.


NYIT offers a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Design, a 36-credit post-professional graduate program in urban and regional design with a focus on the intersection of urban form, low-carbon cities, and climate resilience to prepare you for the contemporary urban design profession. The program is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, a world capital with world-class faculty, public-private organizations, and active professionals leading global practices. This strategic campus setting enables you to combine theory with experience by living and working in a variety of urban areas and conducting field study in and around New York City.



The School of Architecture and Design at New York Institute of Technology invites outstanding candidates for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure-track) with a focus in Urban Design. This position will be based in our Manhattan campus and requires teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level in architectural design studio as well as courses, seminars and electives in this specialization. Critical will also be a strong engagement with scholarship supported by external funding, and an active participation in service to the community, the College, and the University. Duties will also include curriculum development, service on committees, participating in program accreditation, student advising, and other related activities.


The ideal candidate is expected to have national and international experience and knowledge in urban studies and projects, as well as the skills to address varying forms and scales of urbanism including proficiency with latest digital programs. Essential for consideration will be a solid track record of teaching, research, interdisciplinary collaborations, and/or professional practice in one or more of the following areas: urban form and design, urban ecologies, resilient cities, sustainable urban development, infrastructure planning and design, urban place-making, the public realm, landscape urbanism.

Important will be a commitment in participating in the further development of transdisciplinary research projects through internal and external funding opportunities, the expansion of collaborations and partnerships with other universities, organizations, and the profession, nationally and internationally, contributing to NYIT’s excellence and to the enhancement of NYIT’s reputation.



  • First professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch or international equivalent) plus professional license (license in progress will be accepted)
  • Assistant Professor: ability to teach architectural design studios and topical courses/seminars/electives in the area of the position description
  • Associate Professor: superior ability to teach architectural design studios and topical courses/seminars/electives in the area of the position description as demonstrated with at least 4 years of relevant teaching experience
  • Evidence of specialized research, academic, professional/creative activities and achievements with a strong and innovative design sensitivity



  • Post professional Masters and/or Ph.D
  • Emerging professional practices
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Contributions in externally funded research


Applicants should submit the following in digital format (PDF):

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement addressing the candidate’s pedagogic approach, research interests and professional accomplishements
  • Portfolio of teaching, professional and/or research work
  • Name and contact information of three references


The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 8, 2017 and will continue untill the position is filled. Appointment will begin in the Fall 2017 semester.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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