Assistant Teaching Professor of Equitable Community Development and Engagement in Architectural

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assistant Teaching Professor of Equitable Community Development and Engagement in Architectural Design

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for a fulltime or 2/3 full-time Teaching Professor position to expand our vibrant teaching and research initiatives for our undergraduate and graduate Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs.

We seek candidates who will lead classes and/or design studios in the area of equitable community engagement and development. This position will entail teaching two or three courses per fall and spring semesters (4-6 courses per academic year) on subjects relevant to their specific expertise areas, such as urban design, housing design, community engagement practices, ethical urban development, and ethical professional practice. Such topics might draw from faculty experiences in both professional and academic experiences as well as local (Boston and Northeast USA) and/or global experiences. Class formats may range between design studios, seminars and/or lectures.

Northeastern University offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration between the design, planning, management, science and engineering of urban environments. The position offers a one-year contract in the School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design.

The School of Architecture has three distinct advantages. One, the faculty conducts courses of study in a strong diversity of practices, including architectural design, history and professional practice, urban landscape and sustainable coastal environments, market-driven building types, and building technology and performance. Two, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Also, the College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. Three, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections.


Candidates must have a Master's degree in in architecture, landscape architecture or urban design by appointment start date. Candidates with a PhD are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate level and perhaps graduate level. Candidates with a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibiting and publication will be given preference for the position.

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Additional Information:
Candidates must include a letter of application describing teaching, research and

relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae and evidence of excellent teaching ability. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before May 14, 2021 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is flexible, but may be as early as the fall 2021 semester. Inquiries may be directed to the Director of the School of Architecture, Dan Adams, at

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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