Assistant/Associate Professor- GIS Architecture

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Architecture in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenured or tenure track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for its Master of Architecture program. Individuals must possess an outstanding record of, and teaching passion in, design inquiry and exploration in the application and theory of building sciences, human factors, and ecological literacy; with demonstrable and assessable expertise in sustainable design. 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 Design Studios
  • Building Sciences/Technology courses

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record and skill in design studio and core courses. In addition, the position also requires scholarship, advising, and service responsibilities, and the willingness and ability to collaborate with colleagues. Cross teaching and research opportunities within GIS’s PhD and Master of Science programs, the College of Art & Design (CAD), and the College of Engineering Technology (CET) are possible and encouraged. However, the position is centered on teaching architecture courses in the Department of Architecture to be supplemented by scholarship and service. Please refer to the 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. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
THE COLLEGE:

The Department of Architecture is a program within the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and is also aligned with the College of Art & Design (CAD). The Master of Architecture is a NAAB accredited degree that provides aspiring architects with an educational experience where research, design, and technology are integrated to produce a sustainable built environment.

The Master of Architecture offers two pathways – the “Standard” Pathway – a 3+ year offering for those with undergraduate degrees unrelated to architecture, and the “Advanced” Pathway – a 2+ year offering for those with undergraduate programs related to architecture. In addition to offering the M Arch program on campus, it will also offer a second, entirely online track beginning in the fall of 2022. The expectation is that the successful candidate would be qualified to teach in both .

THE DEPARTMENT:

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, a 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.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A professional degree in architecture (B Arch, M Arch, or D Arch) or PhD in a field related to architecture.

Three (3) years minimum of practical design or teaching experience (full-time equivalent) in one or more of the following areas:

Graduate Design Studio

Building Sciences/Technology

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 in both in person (on-campus) and online modalities.

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • A professional degree in architecture (B Arch, M Arch, or D Arch) or PhD in a field related to architecture.

  • Three (3) years minimum of practical design or teaching experience (full-time equivalent) in one or more of the following areas:

    • Graduate Design Studio
    • Building Sciences/Technology
  • 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 in both in person (on-campus) and online modalities.

  • 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.