Assistant/Associate Professor SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (SES) (71102)
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Internal Number: 3612554
Assistant/Associate Professor SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (SES) (71102)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Description: The Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) in the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems program at the Assistant/AssociateProfessor rank to begin in Fall 2023.
Located on Pratt's historic campus in the culturally diverse Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) is an internationally-recognized, interdisciplinary and professional department offering M.S. degrees in four affiliated programs: Sustainable Environmental Systems (STEM certified); Historic Preservation; Urban and Community Planning; and Urban Placemaking and Management. With over 70 full and part-time faculty members, the GCPE program serves a student body of over 130 graduate students.
A successful applicant will have a specialization at the intersection of three core disciplinary areas of the Sustainable Environmental Systems curriculum and degree program: environmental science, environmental policy, and sustainable design. Preference will be given to candidates with transdisciplinary academic and/or professional practice backgrounds, and specifically to those who have experience working directly with and in support of environmental justice and frontline communities. With a top-notch part-time practitioner faculty and a strong track record of academic success and community-engaged learning, the program is experiencing strong growth. Subsequently, we seek applicants with a strong desire to help build the capacity of the program.
The position offers candidates opportunities to work across disciplines both within the GCPE and with other undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Architecture (e.g., Masters of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, MS in Facilities Management), and throughout the Institute (e.g. Math and Science, Communications Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, etc.). Additional opportunities to participate in institute-wide sustainability initiatives are leveraged through various on-campus committees and coalitions.
About the School of Architecture
The Pratt Institute School of Architecture (SoA) educates future leaders in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban and community planning, construction and facilities management, real estate practice, environmental management, historic preservation, and urban placemaking. We see the design, planning, and management of the built environment as tools for addressing the critical issues of our time-including social justice and the climate crisis. Students at the Pratt SoA build the skills and knowledge needed to respond to these complex and evolving challenges in a uniquely versatile, innovative, and ethical way in an environment of disciplinary, intellectual, and cultural diversity.
About Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.
Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research and inquiry-based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice, with the goal of contributing to a more equitable, just, and sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Pratt Institute and the GCPE recognize the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences. We aspire to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of Pratt's culture.
Teach or co-teach core, required courses in the SES program. These might include: sustainable development, urban energy management, climate mitigation and adaptation policy, interdisciplinary sustainable development studios, and demonstration of professional competence. Teach elective courses in the SES program, or in collaboration with other degree programs in GCPE.
Assist with the review and development of curricula. Co-develop interdisciplinary coursework that addresses issues such as sustainability, environmental justice, and social justice.
Play an active role in the development and delivery of service learning, community-engaged scholarship, and research, as applied to the practices of sustainable environmental systems, environmental and climate justice, climate adaptation and mitigation, and related disciplines relevant to other GCPE programs - maintaining and advancing professional standing in the field.
Assist with prospective student recruitment, student advisement, and alumni engagement activities leading with diversity being top of mind.
Serve on MS in SES program, GCPE departmental, School of Architecture, and Pratt Institute committees. One of these positions must be focused on campus sustainability issues.
Represent the SES program and GCPE department within the Institute and to the profession, building relationships and partnerships with professional organizations, community-based organizations, and other practitioners in the field. Responsibilities may include co-management of graduate fellowship programs and/or similar activities.
Perform other related activities and carry out special projects as required.
Salary Range: $83,300-$95,000
A Masters degree in one of the following, or related fields: Environmental Science, Climate Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Sustainable Development, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy, Climate Policy, Environmental Law, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design, Climate Heritage.
A minimum of three years of demonstrated higher education teaching experience in related disciplines, with a preference for graduate-level instruction.
Demonstrated complementary academic, research, and professional experience, with a focus on service learning, participatory action research, and/or community-engaged research or implementation projects.
A demonstrated commitment to equity, environmental and social justice, and innovation, with a focus on the integration of environmental and climate justice principles and practices into the candidates academic and professional work, and application of the Jemez Principles of Democratic Organizing and the Principles of Environmental Justice.
Highest consideration will be given to candidates with distinguished records in the following:
A PhD. in one of the above disciplines or a related discipline. (ABD will be considered if coursework is completed by time of appointment.)
Demonstrated sustainability-focused research, teaching, practice, and/or creative experience working in support of or in coalition with government agencies, grassroots and environmental nonprofit organizations, with a preference for work with frontline and environmental justice-focused, community-based organizations.
Demonstrated participation and leadership in interdepartmental, transdisciplinary teaching, research, facilitation, and process management.
Capacity to aid in the growth, development, and visibility of the program, including participation in conferences and professional organizations, and contributing to the pursuit of grants for community-engaged research in environmental justice, environmental monitoring, and community science, and climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.
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