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.
Candidates in all ranks and categories must have demonstrated capacity for original work and have strong leadership, institution building, and communication skills. They must show clear evidence of expertise in, and promise of significant continuing contributions to, their disciplines.
Successful senior candidates (associate professor or full professor rank) being considered for hire with tenure require extensive teaching experience, a substantial body of scholarship and research, and interest in broader public engagement.
Successful professional practice candidates (associate professor of professional practice or full professor of professional practice rank) must show evidence of recent (within the past 3 years) or current contributions to the fields of the built environment through professional engagement and are expected to sustain an active professional practice. All professional practice candidates are expected to articulate how their professional expertise and practice interests can contribute to GSAPP, as a means to shape the direction of the disciplines and programs of the School as well as the field more broadly. Candidates for the full professor of professional practice rank will be those who have a minimum of ten years’ experience and who have distinguished careers for which they are recognized at the national and/or international level. Candidates for the associate professor of professional practice rank will generally have five years of professional experience and show clear evidence of expertise and significant promise of continuing development.
Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research plans, writing and work samples (research/projects), teaching philosophy and sample syllabi, and contact information for three references. (Confidential recommendation letters will only be requested from references for candidates who are invited for a campus visit/second round interview.) Review of applications will begin September 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran.
Hiring Salary Ranges (Annually)
Associate Professor (tenured and professional practice): $120,000 – $160,000
Full Professor (tenured and professional practice): $150,000 – $200,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and a reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Please visit our online application site at https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#!/119095 for further information about this position and to submit your application.