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Assistant Professor - Architecture

Apply now Job no: 501973
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Arts, Media and Design

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

The School of Architecture is located in the heart of Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections and intellectual networks.  Within the School, there are two interrelated disciplines: architecture and urban landscape. The School currently offers three undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Architecture; a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies; and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. The School also offers two graduate degrees: a professionally accredited Master of Architecture; and a Master of Design for Sustainable Urban Environments. The School also contributes curriculum to combined degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate, including combined degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering, and Urban Planning and Design.


The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art+Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. CAMD is also home to the Center for the Arts as well as the newly launched Center for Design. It is a collaborative community within the university that acts as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery. See:


Northeastern University is a private R1 university. The University is renowned for its interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial spirit, experiential learning, and global connectedness. Northeastern has recently revealed a strategic plan to guide the University’s course for the next ten years. See:



The School of Architecture at Northeastern University announces a search for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, with a particular focus on the integration of data and technology into the design and construction of built environments – buildings, cities, landscapes. Teaching responsibilities will include studio and seminar or lecture courses. The position has an anticipated start date of Fall 2020.


This position is part of a cluster-hire across CAMD, building upon the success of that academic units’ innovative pedagogical approach to Information Design, Data Visualization, and Data Storytelling. Through this particular hire, the School of Architecture will contribute to this nationally recognized interdisciplinary team of scholars and designers through cutting edge expertise in building science, a field increasingly informed by advanced data modeling at various scales, ranging from the building component to the globe. This new position will also build upon the School of Architecture’s strong building technology faculty and on its established links to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as working to forge new relationships with other parts of the College and University. In addition, this new faculty member will have the opportunity to forge research initiatives in close collaboration with the newly formed Center for Design.


Situated within the College of Arts, Media and Design, the School of Architecture is well positioned to connect to other fields within the College and University, and University Institutes such as the Global Resilience Institute or the Center for Design. The School of Architecture has built diverse relationships with numerous disciplines of study and welcomes a variety of approaches from candidates who might contribute to the University’s broad initiatives on sustainability, resilience and health. The School’s current faculty engage across disciplines such as Art & Design, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Economics, History, Psychology, and Health Sciences. The School is always seeking to build new bridges around faculty interest areas.


The School of Architecture aspires to educate students from diverse perspectives and voices towards the creation of inclusive and welcoming communities. The School considers inclusivity and the diversity of faculty background, culture, experience and study to be especially valuable for our collective knowledge, perspective and creative abilities. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.



Successful candidates will have a terminal degree by the start date in their field, with a PhD preferred, and will be able to articulate a strong research agenda that engages with the broader disciplinary discourse as well as with the cultural, social, economic, and/or political contexts of architecture.



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Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the websites for the School of Architecture at the College of Arts, Media and Design at and Northeastern University at


All applications must be submitted electronically at Applicants should submit a CV and a letter of application. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. References, dossiers, and examples of research, creative or published work may be requested at a later date. Applications received on or before November 20 will be guaranteed full review. Inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Ivan Rupnik, PhD, chair of the search committee,


Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. 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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