Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, information and liberal arts and sciences which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity, and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.
Department Chairs provide an important role as both administrators and educational leaders at Pratt Institute. The responsibilities of the department chair may include but are not limited to:
Providing intellectual and pedagogical leadership for the department in accordance with the strategic goals of the school and Institute
Establishing a vision of architectural practice and research that builds upon undergraduate architecture's core dedication to architectural design while addressing emerging challenges of the built environment
Expanding, developing, and leading an inclusive, diverse, and equitable architectural curriculum and pedagogy for the Undergraduate Architecture Program; advance interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary exchange across both the departments and the institute
Holding regularly scheduled faculty meetings that allow for faculty input in departmental decisions; this includes adequate communication of issues and forums for the discussion of issues
Managing and addressing student concerns regarding departmental issues in accordance with Institute policies and procedures
Recruiting, supervising, evaluating, and supporting the department's faculty members and their academic advancement and reviewing and submitting recommendations on all faculty personnel actions
Assigning faculty teaching loads, courses, and schedules in accordance with Institute policies and agreements and in consultation with faculty and managing the department budget
Demonstrating collaborative, fair and transparent leadership, ensuring that processes are effectively communicated to all members of the department - independent of rank or status - and that they feel equally valued as members of the school community; providing general mentorship or support to faculty through advancement
Advancing an established body of scholarship, and/or design research and/or teaching (optionally) one course per semester in the department curriculum
Developing a recruitment strategy and assisting admissions with recruitment of students
Establishing links to professional and community organizations and leading practitioners in the field
Administering the department's budget and serving on School and Institute committees
Overseeing the accreditation of the department with NAAB, MSCHE, and RIBA
Providing an expert, collaborative, and creative, and forward-thinking environment for teaching, design, and research
A professional degree in architecture
At least 5 years teaching experience
Professional achievement in architecture and recognized standing in the field as demonstrated by architectural work, publications and/or research
Advanced studies in architecture (inclusive of a post-professional Master's degree, or a Ph.D. in an architecture related field)
Academic leadership experience
Associate professor ranking, or advancement through the academic tenure process
SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin April 15th and will continue until the position is filled.
Up to a 3-page statement of interest that positions your academic, research and leadership experience within contemporary issues in architecture culture and relates to the position responsibilities stated above.
A portfolio of professional work/personal design work and research samples. Please compile your images into a single PDF containing up to 20 pages max with total file size not to exceed 20MB.
The names and contact information of three references. (References' information must be provided at the time of application, but these people will not be contacted without notifying the applicant in advance)
A 1-2 page statement describing how you have worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your career and how you plan on continuing to do so here at Pratt.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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