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Dean of the School of Architecture

Post Date:

November 28, 2017


Tulane University


New Orleans, LA


Tulane University, one of the nation’s most prestigious research institutions, seeks an ambitious and entrepreneurial leader to serve as Dean of the School of Architecture (TSA). Offering courses in architecture for more than 100 years, TSA prepares students for leadership roles in the profession while emphasizing a strong commitment to civic responsibility. The School and University have been central participants in the recovery of New Orleans in the post-Katrina era and this involvement has uniquely informed the School’s educational trajectory. Now, the Dean will join a dynamic and cohesive new leadership team for the University that is defining a bold next chapter for Tulane, building on its successes.

Founded in 1834, Tulane is a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities and boasts an exciting mix of schools that positions the University to have impact on problems of global scale. The University enrolls close to 14,000 students and is home to an outstanding faculty that numbers approximately 1,200 who are defining their fields. An emphasis on path-breaking research and a commitment to outstanding undergraduate education informed by community service and practical experience are deeply woven into Tulane’s culture and community.

Recognized as one of the nation’s top architecture programs and recently ranked by Design Intelligence as the #17 undergraduate program in the country, TSA enrolls approximately 300 students across undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture, preservation studies, and sustainable real estate development, as well as in a minor in social innovation and social entrepreneurship (SISE). Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean will be expected to define strategic priorities that leverage the strengths of the School and expand in new directions. The Dean will have the latitude and support to innovate and create sustainable and transformative new programs and will recruit, retain, and support a field-shaping faculty to advance research, scholarship, and creative activity, providing students with a high-quality education. Qualifications for this position include a professional or advanced degree in architecture or a related discipline as well as a distinguished record of research, creative work, and/or significant professional activity appropriate for appointment as full professor with tenure. The Dean will have an energetic and collaborative leadership style that inspires faculty, students, and staff to develop a shared vision for the future.

Tulane has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the Dean of the School of Architecture. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

Ben Tobin and Emily Buehrens
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Tulane is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively works to enhance its diversity.

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