harry der boghosian fellow academic year 2021-2022

The Harry der Boghosian Fellowship is an endowed faculty fellowship that enables faculty, early in their teaching careers, to spend a year in residence 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 23, 2021 and ends May 6, 2022.

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: sujobopps.com/postings/85551.

Application deadline

January 15, 2021


Michael Speaks
Dean and Professor
Syracuse University School of Architecture
Email: maspeaks@syr.edu

Julia Czerniak
Associate Dean
Syracuse University School of Architecture
Email: jczernia@syr.edu

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.