Job Opportunities at the Yale School of Architecture

Job Opportunities at the Yale School of Architecture

The School of Architecture of Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the History and Theory of Architecture. The appointment would be made at the rank of assistant or associate professor depending on experience and qualifications. Responsibilities would include lecture and seminar teaching in the School’s professional and post-professional degree programs, as well as at the undergraduate level, along with involvement in the school’s Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D.) and Ph.D. programs; as well as spearheading various research and outreach initiatives.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in architecture, architectural history or a related discipline. Potential candidates are expected to hold exceptional promise to become the foremost leaders in their fields. A publication record is required. Although not required, a professional degree in architecture along with experience in design studio teaching is considered desirable.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of application, a C.V., and a statement of teaching and research interests. Review of applications will begin in Fall Semester 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Operations Manager at the Yale School of Architecture and with latitude for exercising discretion and independent judgment, provide a high level of financial, operational and administrative support to ensure that faculty, students and staff at the School receive high-quality service in a manner compliant with University policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include:

Provide business process support for multi-step, complex transactions that include, but are not limited to, expense reimbursements, supplier invoices, supplier invoice requests, vendor set-ups, purchase orders, journal entries, cash sales, and cash advances. Assist with payroll functions; coordinate and monitor student payroll, prepare faculty compensation forms, prepare payroll accounting adjustments and other payroll corrections. Ensure transactions are posted to the proper accounts. Research and correct erroneous transactions and questionable expenditures.

Prepare standard financial reports; create spreadsheets and financial analysis as needed. Run and review expense management and student payroll reports as outlined in the monthly financial review checklist. Compile and review financial data needed for the monthly sales tax report.

Serve as a source of information to the School of Architecture community on financial policies and procedures and financial activity. Assist students, faculty and staff with the preparation and submission of forms or requests related to onboarding, reimbursements, honorariums and other administrative or financial matters.

Oversees the maintenance of financial records and files. Perform clerical functions incidental to financial and administrative activities.

Please note that the responsibilities listed below in the “essential duties” section may or may not be pertinent to this position. Please refer to the this Position Focus and the Required Skills and Abilities below for the most accurate information about this role.

Essential Duties

  1. Drafts preliminary financial sections of proposals. 2. Reviews all proposals for accuracy, completeness, and compliance to grantor and University requirements and regulations. 3. Monitors, controls, and maintains financial activity of accounts. Ensures expenditures are posted to proper accounts. Identifies, researches, and corrects questionable expenditures. 4. Serves as the principal source of information on financial policies and procedures and financial activity. 5. Reconciles and analyzes financial statements. Prepares standardized and specialized financial reports and analyses. 6. Oversees and instructs support staff. 7. Oversees the maintenance of financial records and files. 8. Assists with the development and implementation of systems and procedures. 9. May calculate weekly payroll for department staff. 10. Performs clerical functions incidental to accounting activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to understand, manage and follow-up with multi-step transactions and processes. Well-developed organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to multi-task and integrate several functions together, remain focused with frequent interruptions and independently prioritize work to meet deadlines.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability to run and interpret financial reports from large financial applications. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including demonstrated ability to manipulate data and develop financial reports within spreadsheets.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills. Ability to handle extremely sensitive information in a highly confidential manner.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent attendance and punctuality record required. Highly motivated individual; strong self-starter with proven ability to demonstrate initiative and follow through on assignments.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 4 years related work experience. Experience in an academic department preferred. Strong knowledge of Yale financial policies and procedures, travel guidelines, expense reimbursements and honoraria. Familiarity with Workday Financials.