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Professor of Practice / Lecturer for Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program
Tulane University

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2022
Title Professor of Practice / Lecturer for Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program
University Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, United States
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Open until filled
  • Faculty Associate
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture


The Tulane University School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates to serve as professor in the Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) Program at the rank of Professor of Practice/Lecturer to begin as early as July 1, 2023.

The initial term for this position is a three-year renewable, non-tenured appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students from across the campus situated within the School of Architecture. SISE is one of several programs within the School of Architecture, including architecture, historic preservation, sustainable real estate, design, and landscape architecture. Building upon Tulane University’s strengths in civic engagement and service-learning, the program introduces students to design thinking methods applied to social innovation and social impact, with the objective of creating a more just and equitable society.

Located in New Orleans, Tulane University is a tier-one research university in the United States, member of the selected group of top research universities integrated in the AAU. The School is an innovator in the field of the built environment at multiple scales - from buildings to neighborhoods. and from urban landscapes to regional planning. The city is home to a diverse community steeped in a long history of action and exchange. Our 15th President, Mike Fitts, has strong commitments to anti-racism that the Tulane School of Architecture has taken up in multiple ways.

We are known for our robust community outreach, design-build, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives. Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged within the School and across the university. We collaborate with other schools at Tulane such as Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, and Public Health, with university research centers as the ByWater Institute and the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and undertake research that involves climate change, coastal and riparian crisis, historic preservation, sustainable real estate development, and the challenges for social and environmental justice. The complex nature of this region provides ample opportunities for comparative global studies. For this reason, we expect Tulane’s contributions to be of urgent relevance.

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The successful candidate for this position will have an advanced degree (at the minimum a Master’s degree) in the area of Social Innovation, Design Thinking, and/or other Design or related fields.

Candidates should exhibit proficiency in instruction in both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

Candidates should exhibit a high level of expertise in the field and a commitment to innovative pedagogy. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in the SISE program including topics of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, design thinking for social impact, change leadership, community engagement, public interest design, among others. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture are expected to teach; work with the faculty, the dean, and other departments at Tulane to develop curriculum; contribute to cross-disciplinary research and teaching initiatives; and engage in service through a range of academic committees.


To be considered for the position, please submit the following through Interfolio:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Cover Letter describing your research and teaching objectives
  3. A statement describing your commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  4. Sample work or portfolio of research and/or creative work; PDF format, maximum of 10 MB and no longer than 20 pages
  5. Contact information for three references

The search committee will commence its initial screening on January 15th, 2022. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Apply to the following link:

Questions can be directed to Edson Cabalfin (, Director of the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program, Tulane School of Architecture.


    Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  

    For more information on this policy and its purpose, please read the Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policy. 

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Contact Information

  • Sean Huff
    School of Architecture
    Tulane University
    6823 St. Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70118
  • 5043142329


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