Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York

Date Posted December 27, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Rochester Institute of Technology, Golisano Institute for Sustainability
FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM ©

Position Title: Instructional Faculty
Faculty Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Faculty Type: Tenure Track/Tenured
Department: Master of Architecture Program
PC# 10059 Requisition# 850BR
Anticipated Start Date: August 13, 2014

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Master of Architecture Program in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a tenured or tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Individuals must possess an impeccable record of, and teaching passion in, design inquiry and exploration grounded in building sciences, human factors, and ecological literacy. Requirements include a professional degree in architecture, (B Arch, M Arch, or D Arch) or a PhD in a field related to architecture. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate studios, technical courses, and theory seminars as well as scholarship responsibility with particular focus on high performance design inquiry and energy modeling. In addition, opportunities for cross-teaching and research within GIS’s PhD and Master of Science programs, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (CIAS), and the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and Engineering programs will also be encouraged. Please refer to the enclosed list of required minimum qualifications for additional details.

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 core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Architecture Program is aligned with the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (CIAS). It is a candidate program for NAAB accreditation and provides a uniquely dynamic, evolving and integrated curriculum organized around four focus areas of technology, integrated practice, urbanism, and sustainability. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate studios, technical courses, and theory seminars as well as scholarship responsibility with particular focus on high performance design inquiry and energy modeling. In addition, opportunities for cross-teaching and research within GIS’s PhD and Master of Science programs, CIAS, and the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and Engineering programs will also be encouraged

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Assistant Professor Rank:
• A professional degree in architecture (B Arch, M Arch, or D Arch) or PhD in a field related to architecture
• Evidence of three (3) years minimum of practical design or teaching experience (full-time equivalent) including urbanism, integrated practice, technology, and sustainability
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Associate Professor Rank:
• In addition to the required minimum qualifications above, candidates seeking the rank of associate professor must have a proven record of scholarly research, excellent teaching, and strong service commensurate with an associate professor
• Professional registration is also highly preferable as well as a demonstrated ability to work with other professions and/or academic disciplines
• Current license to practice architecture in the U.S. or be eligible for license transfer via the National Council of Architectural Registration Board's (NCARB) Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) Program (www.ncarb.org/Getting-an-Initial-License/Foreign-Architects.aspx).

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search:
850BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, professional experience, and indicate which faculty rank and tenure status you wish to be considered for; a full curriculum vita; a portfolio of practice, teaching, and scholarly work; a statement of teaching philosophy/ideology; a research statement; a “contribution to diversity” statement; and the names and contact information of three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: jjcnct@rit.edu using the subject title “Architecture Position”

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until acceptable candidates have been identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply by February 1, 2014.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.


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