Associate Dean for Research

Syracuse University School of Architecture seeks a dedicated and experienced leader for the position of Associate Dean for Research (ADR) starting August 15, 2020. The ADR will lead strategic efforts to promote and increase scholarship, creative work, and sponsored research at the School of Architecture; will assist in cultivating faculty research projects; and will work to develop innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial initiatives within the School. The ADR will work closely with faculty and university research colleagues to identify funded research opportunities across the range of faculty expertise in technology, design and the humanities from government, corporate, foundation, university, and other sources. The ADR will assist in fostering interdisciplinary projects, be proactive in seeking new funding models, provide guidance in proposal development, help to interpret sponsor guidelines and regulations, and act as a liaison to the university’s foundation and grants administrators. The ADR will promote greater integration of research, scholarship, and creative work with the School’s global curricular initiatives. This is an academic year, tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with an administrative stipend, reduced teaching load, and the possibility of a summer appointment.

The term of the initial ADR appointment will be three years with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement.


The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment in architecture, engineering, design, or related professions, as well as a record of distinguished teaching and success in securing funding for research, scholarship and/or creative work. Administrative experience in grants management is preferred. Highly effective speaking, writing and communication skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are required.

Candidates must demonstrate a record of distinguished research which can include built work, theoretical explorations, and creative work or scholarship in the form of grants, publications or exhibitions. Professional design experience will be considered beneficial.

A professional or terminal degree in architecture or a related field is required; in addition, either professional registration or a PhD is preferred.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the job description, the ADR will be expected to offer instruction in one or more programs of the School, in the areas of building energy and environmental systems, material assemblies and fabrication, structural systems, and environmental design, with the ability to support the instruction of design studios at all levels.

Application materials

1. Cover letter

2. Vision statement for position

3. Resume/CV

4. Samples of research, scholarship and/or creative work

5. Reference List

  1. Other Documents
Application submission and questions

Applications must be submitted via the Syracuse University Job Opportunities site at:

harry der boghosian fellow academic year 2020-2021

The Harry der Boghosian Fellowship is an endowed faculty fellowship that enables faculty, early in their teaching careers, to spend a year in residence during Fall ’20 and Spring ’21 at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. The recipient, over the course of an academic year, will develop a body of design research while teaching at the school.

Fellows will teach one studio and two elective courses over two semesters that focus on the Fellow’s research project. The combined research and teaching will culminate in a public lecture and exhibition at the end of the spring semester.

The Boghosian Fellow is expected to determine and pursue an independent research agenda within the discipline of architecture. The recipient will conduct research and develop the project with students enrolled in their studio and elective courses.


The applicant must hold a professional degree from an accredited program in architecture and be in the early stages of a promising academic or professional career.

Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience and/or professional experience working in a prestigious widely recognized architectural or design firm. Applicants must present a well-defined and compelling research project statement, and show evidence of a developing research profile that may include built work, theoretical explorations, creative work and or scholarship.

Fellowship term

The appointment begins August 24, 2020 and ends May 14, 2021.

Application materials
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research project statement (2 pages max)
    Statement must outline anticipated research trajectory, pedagogical agenda and highlight outcomes for the Fellow, students, and the school community.
  4. Portfolio of visual and design work (5 pages max)
  5. Letters of recommendation (2)
Application submission and questions

Applications must be submitted via the Syracuse University Job Opportunities site at:

Application deadline

December 30, 2019


Sherry Hayes

Fellowship origin

The Harry der Boghosian Fellowship was established by a transformational gift made by Paula de Boghosian ’64 EDU, to honor her brother, Harry der Boghosian, a 1954 graduate of the School of Architecture. The gift is the largest ever made by a living donor to the School of Architecture. The fellowship provides faculty, early in their careers, with a unique opportunity to spend a year developing a body of design research while teaching at the School of Architecture.

Project Manager/Studio Coordinator (NYC)

The School of Architecture seeks a Project Manager/Studio Coordinator for the New York Architecture Studio at the Fisher Center in NYC. The Project Manager/Studio Coordinator will provide administrative and operational support, assist in managing studios and classes under the direction of Faculty and visiting critics and aid in event planning, documentation, and promotion. The Project Manager will also assist with housing arrangements for students, managing the program budget, and other administrative support as needed.

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; familiarity with the architecture profession or a related design field is preferred.
  • Requires at least two (2) years of experience working with students and faculty to deliver academic and other support services in a creative studio environment.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Requires high level organizational and management skills, and the ability to work with students and faculty in an academic setting.
  • Requires creative problem solving and thorough knowledge of academic and administrative policies as well as familiarity with printing and plotting technology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including facility with social media platforms, and the ability to work collaboratively are required.
  • Provide administrative and operational support to the NYC program Director. Manage JPMC credit card reconciliation process, organizing receipts and completing online processing, and communicate with Syracuse financial staff on overall budget management, manage housing for students in NYC including liaison with landlord and SU Real Estate office, communicate with Associate Dean and Dean’s office in the Syracuse School of Architecture, as needed.
  • Under the direction of the Program Director, provide logistical support for extensive field trip program, and serve as a resource to students and faculty in planning field trips. Assist in planning all-studio field trips nationally and internationally including complex logistical support requiring familiarity with international and national travel guidelines.
  • Serve as studio coordinator for students and faculty and visiting critics including organizing and scheduling reviews, managing studio technology and printing, and logistical support for guests.
  • Coordinate Architecture lecture series and other special events at the Fisher Center including liaison with guest speakers, coordination of facilities use and access, managing catering, and promotion and documentation of events through social media.
  • Special projects as assigned by the dean and the program director.
Application materials
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
Application submission and questions

Applications must be submitted via the Syracuse University Job Opportunities site at: