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Director, School of Architecture

Post Date:

November 13, 2018

University/School:

University of Florida

Location:

Gainesville, FL

Description


DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
COLLEGE OF DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PLANNING 


The University of Florida, School of Architecture is seeking a visionary leader, architect, and educator to serve as Director. The position is a 12-month appointment and will be availablefrom July 1, 2019. This is a pivotal and exciting moment for the profession and the school. The University of Florida (UF) is a top public, comprehensive, land-grant, research institution, recently ranked 8thamong all U.S. public universities by U.S. News and World Report. UF is dedicated to achieving and maintaining a culture of educational and research preeminence. The School of Architecture shares this drive and wishes to build upon a strong tradition of design and teaching excellence, external engagement, and student achievement. 

The School of Architecture’s foundation is its strength in architectural design-focused education. The program has approximately 450 undergraduate and 150 Master’s  and PhD students. There are two off-campus programs: CityLab in Orlando, which graduated the first class of IPAL (Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure) students in the U.S., and the Florida Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy. International studies play an important role in the School curriculum with almost 75% of the student body participating in programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia. 

The 26 full-time faculty of the School of Architecture produce research, creative works, and design scholarship through independent initiatives, centers, and institutes. The Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism (CHU), and the new interdisciplinary Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER), connect faculty and students from the School of Architecture with diverse research opportunities from across the College of Design, Construction, and Planning and the University.

The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning. He/she is expected to provide inspirational leadership in teaching, research, and service, and actively advance the University of Florida’s goals and objectives including significant attention to improving ranking, preeminence initiatives, outreach and recruitment. The Director’s duties include developing a strategic direction for the School; academic, fiscal, personnel, and School administration; representing the School within the College, University, the profession, and the community; and advancing funded and interdisciplinary research. The Director will also actively participate in fundraising efforts for the School in coordination with the College’s Advancement Team and the University of Florida Foundation.

Qualifications:Applicants must demonstrate a record of excellence and leadership, such as significant contributions to research, teaching, scholarship, design/creative work, and professional practice in the fields of architecture. Candidates are expected to hold a professional degree and a terminal degree in architecture or a related discipline. Applicants with professional registration as an architect and/or a Ph.D. are preferred. It is anticipated that the appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (preferred) with tenure. Candidates for this position must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. 

Required Submissions:1) Letter of interest that details the applicant’s qualifications for this position; 2) Curriculum vitae, including relevant administrative experience; 3) Selected work demonstrating the applicant’s research/scholarship, creative activity, teaching and/or outreach; and 4) Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) references. References will be contacted only after communication with the applicant has occurred. Application: Interested applicants must apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu.The ID number is 40633.To ensure full consideration, the required information listed above should be submitted by 7 January 2019, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Inquiries: Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Raymond Issa, Search Committee Chair (Phone 352-273-1150 or rrissa@ufl.edu). The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida in the Sunshine and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public; and all applications, CV and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. Further information is available at http://www.dcp.ufl.edu.
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