Faculty Search

POSTED ON: June 12, 2018



The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union seeks tenure track full-time professors in Architecture for its undergraduate professional five-year program (Bachelor of Architecture) and a post-professional graduate program (Master of Architecture II) beginning Fall 2018.
Design Position in Computation and Fabrication
Candidates should exhibit proficiency in the technical capabilities of digital media, advanced and emerging material and computational technologies, and should demonstrate ability to teach in both graduate and undergraduate studios in addition to required elective courses focused on the integration of advanced digital fabrication, robotics, material technologies, or building performance.
Design Position in Environmental Technologies
Candidates should exhibit a strong background in environmental practices, from both a historical and practical point of view. They should be conversant with issues of landscape ecologies, environmental design, building performance, or integration of sustainable research within design contexts. The candidate will offer instruction in the form of lectures, seminars, independent projects, and studio-based design.
Design Position in History, Theory and Criticism
Candidates should be conversant with a range of intellectual arenas that impact contemporary thinking: from history and theory, to technologies, sustainability, environmental and urban issues, critical research and analysis, with an eye on the political and social underpinnings that both drive and result from architectural thinking.
The candidate’s qualifications will include a Master's or Doctoral degree. Previous teaching experience in an undergraduate or graduate program in architecture or a related design discipline is expected. The candidate will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Responsibilities of this position include teaching, scholarship and research, as well as advising and administrative work on committees. Design studios are often conducted in a collaborative format while seminars are conducted individually in a range of disciplinary areas.
About The Cooper Union
The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering, including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural, environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students develop their professional abilities, they recognize their responsibility to advance science and art and to create a sustainable future.
Please submit a statement of purpose, a CV, and a portfolio for review before 1 August 2018. Letters of reference will be requested following the initial review of submissions.  The Cooper Union invites applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds who have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The Cooper Union and the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.