Tenure Track Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Added on: 27 Dec 2023, Job offer expires on: 31 Mar 2024

Tenure Track Faculty

Golisano Institute for Sustainability
GIS Architecture

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline: Architecture
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 16-Aug-2024

Detailed Job Description

The Department of Architecture in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for its Master of Architecture program. Responsibilities include the following:

This faculty’s primary responsibility is to teach required courses in the curriculum. Typically, this includes one 6-credit design studio and one 3-credit lecture course within the Integrated Building Systems course sequence during two academic terms per year. Additionally, this faculty member will help advise thesis students and teach an additional elective course every other year. The M Arch program is offered on campus as well as online and all faculty are assigned to teach in both realms and modalities. Please note that the Online Master of Architecture program runs during fall, spring, and summer terms; therefore, an opportunity exists to teach and advise students during the summer term via overload or teaching load shifting.

For this position, the technical area of expertise sought is Building Sciences/Technology, which includes all or some of the following: architectural materials and assemblies, site, structural, MEP, and/or building performance analysis. This faculty member will teach Building Sciences/Technology content in corequisite studio and Integrated Building Systems lecture courses; therefore, the studio and lecture courses assigned to the successful candidate will be in related content areas.

RIT recognizes five forms of scholarship: scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching, and scholarship of engagement. Furthermore, the Department of Architecture uses the 2017 ACSA “Research and Scholarship for Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointments in
Schools of Architecture” white paper to evaluate faculty research and Scholarship. Faculty are free to pursue their scholarship of choice that fits within these parameters. Collaboration with other RIT colleges is encouraged.

Service is expected to be at the departmental, college, institute, and community level. The program and college are small, therefore it is common for architecture faculty to serve on numerous departmental level committees, e.g. admissions, curriculum, faculty searches, etc. Additionally, all faculty serve as academic advisors to the Department of Architecture students.

Individuals must possess a passion for teaching, a commitment to sustainable design principles, and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s, and…

Department/College Description

The Department of Architecture is in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and aligned with the College of Art & Design (CAD). The Master of Architecture offers two separate degree pathways – the “Standard” pathway – a 3+ year offering for those with undergraduate degrees unrelated to architecture, and the “Advanced Standing” pathway – a 2+ year offering for those with undergraduate degrees related to architecture. The Master of Architecture is a NAAB accredited degree that provides a uniquely dynamic, evolving, and integrated curriculum. The mission of the RIT Department of Architecture is to provide professional education programs for aspiring architects that are based on sustainable design with particular emphasis on context and the integration with technology.

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology is a leading research center in the burgeoning field of sustainability, conducting over $13 million of externally sponsored research per year. In addition to the Master of Architecture, an M.S. in Sustainable Systems, and Ph.D. in Sustainability are also offered. The LEED platinum-certified Sustainability Institute Hall, a $38 million, 84,000 ft2 facility dedicated to the GIS academic program serves as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education, and outreach; and provides a state-of-the-art “living, learning, laboratory” for sustainable design and green construction. It incorporates an advanced building skin, a unique “transparent infrastructure,” a “smart” microgrid, and a computing data center that demonstrate the use of sustainable building technologies and energy systems. The facility is serviced using a variety of sustainable technologies, including a 400 kW phosphoric acid fuel cell, 40 kW photovoltaic array, geothermal wells, and a green roof to enable rainwater harvesting.

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required for either Assistant or Associate Professor rank:

  • A professional degree in architecture (B Arch, M Arch, D Arch or equivalent) or PhD in a field related to architecture. If a candidate holds only a B Arch as a professional degree, they must also hold a Master’s level degree, or higher, in architecture or a related field.
  • Three (3) years minimum of practical design and/or teaching experience (full-time equivalent) with a preferred focus on Building Sciences/Technology and graduate-level design studio.
  • A record of scholarly work that includes one or more of the following: scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching, and/or scholarship of engagement.
  • Ability to advise graduate students and excel at graduate level teaching.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
  • A record of collaboration with colleagues in a teaching as well as professional practice environment.
  • A commitment to contribute in meaningful ways to the unit’s advancement of cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
  • A commitment to departmental service that will help strengthen and advance the programs.

Additional Qualifications for Associate Professor rank:
In addition to the required minimum qualifications above, candidates seeking the rank of Associate Professor must meet most of the following criteria:

  • Professional license and current registration in architecture.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in higher education.
  • Exemplary service to, and leadership in professional organizations.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment related to sustainability, including but not limited to areas of design, external funding, peer-reviewed publications, and teaching excellence.
  • Strong service and leadership commensurate with an associate professor.

Required Minimum Education Level


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letter of Intent, List of References, Portfolio of Students’ Work, Portfolio of Work, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 8460BR. Please submit: your online application; cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and professional experience; curriculum vita(e); and upload the following attachments:

  • Portfolio of practice, teaching, and scholarly work.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including reference to collaborative efforts.
  • Statement of Scholarship, including past, current, and proposed projects.
  • Statement of Service, including skills to aid the Department of Architecture, such as: curriculum development, committee leadership, extra-curricular or community engagement, policy, and document generation, etc.
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references.
  •… s/Diversity_Statement_Guide_for_candidates_4-12.docx.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: subject line “Architecture Faculty Position.”

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, special consideration will be given to candidates who submit by January 31, 2024, at which time the review process will begin. Interviews will be conducted during February and March, and a final decision is expected by the end of March 2024.

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

Hourly/Salary Minimum: 70000

Hourly/Salary Maximum:105000

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