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Faculty Position - Assistant Director & Instructor

Appointment to begin January 15, 2023

Posted November 15, 2022

Yale School of Architecture seeks applications for an Assistant Director at the Yale Urban Design Workshop, to begin January 15, 2023.

An ideal candidate for this position will be an early- to mid-career architect interested in exploring community- and place-based approaches to architecture and urban design in a dynamic, academic, clinical setting, situated at a major research university.  The Assistant Director (AD) will help manage and execute the project-based activities of the Yale Urban Design Workshop (YUDW), the Yale School of Architecture’s community design center, working under the supervision of its faculty directors.  The AD will coordinate, oversee, and mentor YUDW’s staff of part time student fellows and associates during the academic year and full time during the summer.

The YUDW works on a range of community-based project types, from the design of individual buildings to public spaces to strategic urban plans at the neighborhood or district scale, both in Connecticut and internationally.  Candidates for this position should be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, which may vary in their scope and scale.  Current planning projects include a main street plan for Niantic, CT, and a plan for an inner-city neighborhood in New Haven focused on environmental justice and health.  Current design projects include a mixed-use affordable housing and preschool adaptive reuse project, which will soon go into construction documents and design of a new public space in Norwich, CT.  Upcoming projects may include a masterplan for a Montessori school and ongoing planning work in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

The AD will have significant responsibilities and independence, and will need to be self-motivating, organized, and goal oriented.  The AD will have both design and project management responsibilities, including maintaining client contacts, managing schedules and budgets, coordinating student workers, and participating in project pursuits. 

In addition to their responsibilities at the YUDW, the Assistant Director will have the opportunity to teach one course in the School of Architecture per year.  The preferred course would be a seminar on GIS and digital mapping for architects, but depending on the candidates background and level of experience, other opportunities may include support of the Yale Building Project, where students design and build a house each year, or support of a course on urban design. 

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Advanced professional degree in architecture from an outstanding program.
  • Minimum 3 year’s professional experience in professional practice, emphasizing community design, affordable housing, neighborhood or urban planning, or related fields.  Experience working with underserved communities is desirable.
  • Experience developing working drawing in AutoCAD and performing construction administration for small to mid-sized projects
  • Excellent design and representational skills in a range of modes, including hand sketching, 3d modeling, and physical modeling
  • Experience working with a range of software tools, including AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe CC
  • Experience and interest in urban research and description, including geography, history, demographics, culture, and economics
  • Interest in working in an intensive academic environment with graduate students; some prior teaching experience preferred but not required
  • Strong research, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative and team-oriented personality, while also independent and self-motivating
  • Strong written and communication skills in English
  • Experience developing maps and research using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish or another second language preferred

Connecticut licensure is not required for this position.  Candidates wishing to pursue licensure may be able to fulfill AXP requirements in this position under experience setting A and will be overseen by a licensed architect. 

This is a full-time position, and physical presence in New Haven is required.  The Yale Urban Design Workshop believes in maintaining work-life balance, but occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to attend community meetings, presentations, and events.  The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000, plus full Yale benefits and access to university resources.  The AD will be appointed at Yale at the faculty rank of Instructor or Critic with an initial appointment of one year, renewable based on performance and availability of funding.  The Assistant Director will be located at the off-campus offices of the Yale Urban Design Workshop, but will be part of the larger Yale community, and will have opportunities to access continuing education in the form of events, lectures and workshops in both in the School of Architecture and the wider university.

Letters of interest, along with resume or CV, three references, and portfolio should be sent to Andrei Harwell, andrei.harwell@yale.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

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