University of Texas at Arlington

Director for the School of Architecture


Position ID: F00447P

The School of Architecture (SOA) in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at UT Arlington invites applications for the position of the Director, School of Architecture, at the rank of Associate or full Professor with tenure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of the School of Architecture will provide strategic leadership in planning for the future of the SOA and lead its re-accreditation process. The Director will manage the hiring of faculty and staff, review workload policies, mentor tenure-stream and tenured faculty, support teaching effectiveness measures, and ensure appropriate staffing for satellite sites.

The Director will support the management of GRA/GTA assignments and distribution of fellowships, manage graduate admissions, oversee financial packages for recruitment, and strengthen partnerships with high schools and community colleges. The new Director will have the opportunity of charting the SOA’s future with the university President, Provost and the recently appointed CAPPA Dean.

The Director will lead curriculum development initiatives, coordinate teaching assignments and allocation of studio/office space, and coordinate with leaders of the college’s programs, research centers, consortia, and research initiatives. The SOA is seeking to expand the existing interdisciplinary discourse that already interfaces with the professional and industrial community. The Director will work with the UTA Development Office in the cultivation of gifts, including scholarships, endowments and special initiatives.

Required Qualifications

Credentials enabling appointment as a tenured Associate or full Professor with the School of Architecture include a professional Master’s degree in Architecture from a NAAB accredited program, or international equivalent, plus licensure. Demonstrated excellence and national recognition of academic achievements in design, research and creative work.

Applicant Instructions

To apply, applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter briefly describing interest in the position and a vision for professional architectural education, along with career experience and goals
  • Samples of professional and student work (no more than 20 pages or a link to a website)
  • Contact information for 3 references