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Rochester Institute of Technology, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

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



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 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



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.”




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.



Apply online here. 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: 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.




The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in Integrated Design in Architecture with a focus on Energy, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning August 2014. The selected candidate will hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the Department of Architecture. The School encourages applications from architects and researchers focusing on sustainable design through design research, scholarship, and practice.


Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in synthesizing exceptional design with a response to pressing contemporary issues of energy and environment. A track record of interdisciplinary collaboration is preferred. This position is partially funded by the University’s newly formed Renew Institute (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an interdisciplinary research entity created to address urgent global problems. There will be opportunities available to participate in the development of this Institute through this position. Candidates must hold a professional degree in architecture and preference will be given to those with post-professional and doctoral degrees.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach design studios, required environmental controls courses and new energy related seminars at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department is committed to advanced uses of information technology in education, practice and research. The successful candidate should exhibit knowledge of using and teaching these in his/her courses. Design based research forms the core of the department’s graduate pedagogy and faculty work, and the successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in their area of expertise within the School and the University.


Reviews of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To initiate your application, visit UBJobs for posting number 13008060.

Application materials submitted via the online system include:

1) a letter of interest clearly summarizing your research interests, creative practice, and teaching experience;

2) a detailed curriculum vitae; and

3) the names and contact information for three references.

Upon completing the online application, applicants should submit a digital portfolio (in PDF format) via email to with the subject line “Faculty Position in Integrated Design.”


The University at Buffalo is a major public research institution with a diverse international student body. Located in western New York at the border with Canada, Buffalo has excellent transport links to major US and Canadian cities. The City of Buffalo and the region provide multiple opportunities for engaging research and critical practices.


The Department of Architecture offers undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MArch) degrees in architecture, graduate degrees (MSc) in specialized scholarship in Urban

Design and Historic Preservation, Inclusive Design, and Situated Technologies, and dual degree options with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (MUP), the Department of Media Study (MFA), and the School of Management (MBA). For more information about the School and our programs, visit: The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter

(AA/EOE). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


SBSE Election 2013 Results

Results have been tabulated and verified. Our new President-Elect is Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzales with 68% of the vote and Secretary/Treasurer is 
Alexandra Remple with 58% of the vote. Congrats to the winners and thanks to all of the candidates for tossing their hats into the ring!

Thanks too to Leonard Bachman who rolls off the board as Past-President emeritus and to Troy Peters who has served multiple terms as our Secretary/Treasurer (and has graced our contact page with the most profound mug shot).

Ihab Elzeyadi steps into the Board role of Past-President where ha can continue to serve the SBSE community well.

These results are effective immediately, but transition will take a bit of time for all.


ARCC/EAAE 2014 Conference: Beyond Architecture: New Intersections & Connections


We are pleased to announce the ARCC/EAAE 2014 International Conference "Beyond Architecture: New Intersections & Connections" hosted by the School of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, scheduled for February 12-15, 2014.  Please click here for more information.  Note that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to July 1, 2013, at 5pm HST.


We hope you will consider submitting an abstract, and joining us in Hawaii next year.


PLEA 2014 – Passive and Low Energy Architecture

We are pleased to inform you that the 30th International PLEA Conference (will be held 16–18 December 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. The conference will be hosted by CEPT University. Please visit for more information.

The Call for Abstract is now open. Information on the conference goal, list of topics and abstract submission process can be found at

We look forward towards your participation at this conference.


World SB14 Barcelona Oct 28–30, 2014


The challenge at World SB14 Barcelona is to introduce, before all building sector stakeholders, the need to answer the demands that this sector has on a local level having in mind the global challenges that Humanity is facing.

Deadline for abstracts submission is
20 January 2014. See the call for papers for SB14



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