The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a chair for the Master of Architecture program in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. This full-time academic position, with an administrative appointment as chair, will be at the level of associate or full professor commensurate with ex- perience and qualifications. We are looking for an architect and educator with a strong record of successful studio teaching at the university level with a distinguished practice and/or creative research agenda and demonstrated potential for successful academic leadership. The appointment will begin August 2018.
The person in this position will have the opportunity to build on the outstanding reputation of the school to distinctly shape the future of the graduate architecture program and promote the visibility of student and faculty accomplish- ments. The chair will teach studio in the graduate architecture program, lead in development of curriculum, recruit- ment, mentoring and retention of students, and advancement of faculty teaching and research toward promotion. The chair will be responsible for fostering an interdisciplinary and collaborative setting to advance practice and research within graduate architecture and to strengthen this pedagogy across the university. She/he will work with the graduate chairs in urban design and landscape architecture, as well as the undergraduate architecture chair, to contribute and advance the overall mission of the college and graduate school.
The successful candidate will have an exemplary record in research and practice with significant professional or academic experience in architecture that contributes to the standing reputation of the program. In addition to chair responsibilities, the position will include service to the broader school, advising, and active participation in the life of the school, the university, and the larger community in a full-time capacity. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to research and teaching – including a passion for studio teaching and relevant experience teaching ar- chitectural design – as well as commitment to innovative thinking and collaboration within the multidisciplinary mis- sion of the university. Successful applicants shall also demonstrate leadership abilities in academic and/or design practice roles. A record of faculty governance, management, implementation of initiatives, and consensus building
is expected. Candidates will foster diversity on campus, in the curriculum, and across the discipline. The minimum educational requirement is a Master of Architecture.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the abil- ity to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
Applications shall be submitted online via SlideRoom (https://review.slideroom.com/#/program/40144/overview). Applications are due on January 10, 2018, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions shall be directed to Angie Gunn, Assistant to the Director, at email@example.com.
Materials requested include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement with a plan for research and/or creative work, statement of teaching interest and philosophy, portfolio of research and/or creative work, teaching portfolio of student work, as well as the names and contact information for three references.