Wed. May 29th, 2024

Faculty positions in Building Technology and Design

Key Points:

  • The Department of Architecture at MIT is seeking candidates to fill two tenure-track faculty positions focused on sustainability, resilience, and equity in the built environment in the context of the climate crisis.
  • The positions will be positioned within the Building Technology and Architecture Urbanism areas of the department.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Architecture is currently accepting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Building Technology and Design. The positions are focused on sustainability, resilience, and equity within the built environment in the context of the climate crisis.

The positions are complementary and are intended to form a strategic cluster hire to concentrate research, design, and teaching efforts on architectural responses to the climate crisis. The faculty members will be positioned in the Building Technology and Architecture Urbanism areas of the department.

The expected hiring date for the positions is July 1, 2024, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Successful candidates will be expected to make fundamental scholarly contributions to the field of architecture while engaging across disciplinary cultures. They will contextualize their work within the framing of the climate crisis and its impact on the built environment.

The environmental impact of buildings is significant, with nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions attributed to their construction and operation. In addition, buildings contribute to resource depletion, waste production, and the destruction of ecosystems. As cities continue to grow, these impacts are expected to increase. The climate crisis also disproportionately affects frontline communities and has led to hazards such as extreme heat, flooding, and natural disasters. To address these challenges equitably and substantively, a range of methods and expertise are needed, including innovative technologies, climate-responsive design, community engagement, design for climate justice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Candidates for these positions are expected to contribute to research and teaching in these areas, making fundamental scholarly contributions while engaging with other disciplines. They will be part of the ongoing efforts to address the climate crisis and its impact on the built environment.

More information about the positions and application instructions can be found on the MIT Department of Architecture’s website. The application deadline is January 15, 2024.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer and values diversity in its faculty. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.

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