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Associate Dean for Research – Architecture

Post Date:

November 13, 2018


Syracuse University


Syracuse, NY


Syracuse University School of Architecture seeks a dedicated and experienced leader for the position of Associate Dean for Research (ADR) starting August 15, 2019. The ADR will lead strategic efforts to promote and increase scholarly work and sponsored research at the School of Architecture and will assist in cultivating faculty research projects and develop innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial initiatives within the School. The ADR will work closely with faculty and university research colleagues to identify funded research opportunities in STEM fields and in design and in the humanities, from government, corporate, foundation and university sources. The ADR will assist in fostering interdisciplinary projects, provide guidance in proposal development, help to interpret sponsor guidelines and regulations, and act as a liaison to the university's foundation and grants administrators. The ADR will promote greater integration of research with the School's global curricular initiatives. This is an academic year, tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with an administrative stipend, reduced teaching load, and the possibility of a summer appointment.

The term of the initial ADR appointment will be three years with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment in research and entrepreneurial activities in architectural technology, engineering and/or design or related professions, as well as a record of distinguished teaching and success in securing funding for research. Administrative experience in grants management is preferred. Exceptional speaking, writing and communication skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, are required.

Candidates must demonstrate a record of distinguished research which can include built work, theoretical explorations, creative work and scholarship in the form of grants, publications or exhibitions. Professional design experience will be considered beneficial.

A professional degree in architecture or a related field is required; in addition, either professional registration or a PhD is preferred.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the job description, the ADR will be expected to offer instruction in one or more of the areas of building energy and environmental systems, material assemblies and fabrication, structural systems, and environmental design with the possibility to support the instruction of design studios at all levels.

Application instructions: please complete an online application on the Syracuse University job board:, job #074194.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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