New Jersey Institute of Technology

Director of the New Jersey School of Architecture


The Hillier College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for the position of Director of the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). The NJSOA is part of the vibrant intellectual community of an R1 university, and situated in Newark, the state’s largest city within the larger New York metropolitan region.

The Hillier College also includes a School of Art + Design with programs in digital, interior and industrial design. With both schools under one roof the Hillier College offers a rich setting for creative initiatives and interdisciplinary collaborations. The NJSOA is a robust community with approximately forty full-time and part-time faculty and 450 students with a steady growth in enrollment over the past 4 years.

The School offers professional education and degree programs from undergraduate through PhD levels, including accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s of Architecture (the next accreditation visit is scheduled for 2023). The school is known for innovations in computation; its current research and teaching is driven by the challenges of urbanization and climate change.

The Director reports to the Dean of the College. Responsibilities include:

– Providing leadership and maintaining a high profile for the school.

– Defining and implementing a strategic shared vision and direction for the school.

– Developing and implementing innovative curricular changes, including online low residency programs.

– Administering degrees and programs in ways that lead to successful accreditations.

– Administering teaching assignments and working with the Associate Dean to hire part-time instructors.

– Promoting the school and playing a critical role in recruitment, admissions, and outreach activities.

– Teaching and maintaining a research agenda and teaching in their area of expertise.

The successful candidate should have experience in leadership and administration, demonstrate excellence in professional practice, creative design activities, research and/or scholarship. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills and a passion for improving the students’ educational experience and will have strong relationship building skills and the ability to successfully lead with integrity and transparency.

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Candidates will have to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of interest and a list of three references. Applicants should provide a link in their cover letter to a digital portfolio in PDF format, containing samples of scholarly, research and design work. Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020; the position will remain open until filled. As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.