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Assistant Professor of Race and Social Justice in the Built Environment


Apply now Job no: 504269
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 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 at Northeastern University announces a search for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in the area of Race and Social Justice in the Built Environment. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching examine the ways architecture, urban infrastructure, and/or public space intersect with issues of race, equity, and justice, with a  focus on historically marginalized communities that have been underrepresented or understudied in the design or scholarly discourse of the built environment (e.g. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, or immigrant populations). The ideal candidate’s work may draw on a range of methodological approaches, including but not limited to sociological, anthropological, geographical, or historical. Courses taught will correspond with the successful candidate’s expertise, but desirable curricular dimensions include new seminars, lecture courses, or design studios. 

 

Responsibilities:

The primary appointment for this hire lies in the School of Architecture, but we welcome the possibility of a joint appointment with other units at the College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD) or other colleges in allied disciplines such as urban planning, public policy, history, sociology, and anthropology depending on the candidate’s interest and expertise. There is also potential to work with colleagues in other disciplines through Northeastern’s growing network of research centers and labs, including but not limited to our Global Resilience Institute, Institute on Race and Justice, the Africana Studies Center, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research. We are proud to announce this position as part of a cluster of hires within the College of Arts, Media, and Design and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities dedicated to deepening the university’s commitment to race, social justice, and equity campus-wide. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as promoting experiential learning, both central to a Northeastern University education. 

 

Qualifications:

 

We seek applicants from academia and practice. Successful candidates will have at minimum a master’s degrees in Architecture or allied fields (e.g. M. Arch., MLA, MFA, or Master of Urban Planning) by the appointment start date.

 

 

Salary Grade:

 FAC

Additional Information:

To apply, please visit https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504269/assistant-professor-of-race-and-social-justice-in-the-built-environment. Applicants should submit: (a) a cover letter outlining qualifications and vision for the position; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) the names and email addresses of three references. References will not be contacted without prior permission from the candidate. Examples of research, creative or published work and full letters of reference may be requested at later stages of the search. Applications received by December 20 will be guaranteed full review. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Sara Carr, PhD, chair of the search committee, at sa.carr@northeastern.edu.

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.  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 contributes curriculum to combined degrees at the undergraduate level such as Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Engineering, and Architecture and Civil Engineering, and graduate programs in Sustainable Building Systems and Urban Planning and Policy.

 

The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) encompasses disciplines such as 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: http://www.northeastern.edu/camd.

 

Northeastern University is a private R1 university. The University is renowned for its interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial spirit, experiential learning, and global connections. 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. Women, candidates of color, differently abled, and gender non-conforming candidates 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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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