University of Oregon

The University of Oregon seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader as its next dean of the College of Design, and invites nominations, inquiries, and applications.

The college is home to 1,300 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, and 225 faculty, across three schools—the schools of Architecture & Environment; Planning, Public Policy and Management; and Art + Design; and one department—the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. It has a budget of approximately $28 million for the current fiscal year.

UO enrolls almost 23,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 different countries and territories. With 325 degree or certificate programs—and more in development all the time—the UO is a dynamic place for students, faculty, and staff. The University employs approximately 2,000 faculty and 3,500 staff with an annual operating budget of more than $1.1 billion. UO has an endowment of just over $880 million and has more than 220,000 living alumni worldwide. The UO is a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities (AAU).

The new dean will demonstrate at least five years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience, typified by an open and accessible approach. The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree within an applicable discipline and a record of teaching and research and/or creative practice commensurate with an appointment to the faculty at the rank of full professor. The search committee will consider candidates whose contributions as a practitioner and commitment to the study and teaching warrant special consideration.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 15, 2020. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile at These materials should be sent electronically via email to the University of Oregon’s consultants at

The University of Oregon values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.