The Catholic University of America

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation, and the world.

Architecture and planning must respond to the needs and aspirations of our society, and practitioners must understand how people have lived across time, space, and cultures. As a part of the national university of the Catholic Church in America, the School of Architecture and Planning’s principles of design are shaped by its awareness of the ethical, spiritual, social, and ecological impacts of its work.

The School of Architecture and Planning seeks an inspirational and visionary academic leader to serve as its next Dean. The ideal candidate will embrace and model the University’s distinctive Catholic academic mission.

The Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for the vision, leadership, and strategic direction of the School. Working closely with the Provost, the President, faculty, staff, and students, the next Dean will lead the enhancement of academic programs within the School. The Dean will serve as the School’s chief executive and academic leader, guiding its vision, generating resources in support of that vision, promoting the visibility of the School externally, and managing operations. The Dean also will work closely with the Division of University Advancement towards achieving the goals of the University’s first comprehensive campaign, which was publicly announced in September 2019.

Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest should be sent to

The Catholic University of America is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.