University of Texas at Arlington

Director, School of Architecture at the rank of Professor with tenure

Job Summary

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at UTA invites applications for the position of the Director, School of Architecture at the rank of Professor with tenure.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The Director for the School of Architecture will provide strategic leadership in planning for the future of SOA and lead its re-accreditation process. As a collaborative leader, the director will manage hiring of faculty and staff, review workload policies, mentor T/TT faculty, support teaching effectiveness measures, as well as ensure appropriate staffing for satellite sites (e.g. Community Design Build Lab).

In partnership with staff, SOA, and college leadership, the director will support the management of GRA/GTA assignments and distribution of fellowships, manage graduate admission, financial packages for recruitment; strengthen partnerships with high schools and community colleges offering design/architecture in the growing Dallas-Fort Worth region.

The Director will lead curriculum development initiatives, coordinate teaching assignments and allocation of studio and office space, coordinate with directors of research centers, consortia, and research initiatives.

As the leader for SOA, the Director will work with the UTA Development Office in the cultivation of gifts and other resources for SOA including scholarships, endowments and special initiatives.

Required Qualifications

Credentials enabling appointment as a tenured Professor within the School of Architecture including a professional Master’s degree in Architecture (M.Arch or international equivalent) plus professional licensure, or Ph.D. in Architecture or related field, or evidence of equivalent distinguished professional experience.  Demonstrated excellence in creative design activities, and academic achievements with a strong and innovative design sensibility is required.

Instructions for Applicants

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

  • a letter briefly describing interest in the position and a vision for professional architectural education, along with career experience and goals
  • curriculum vitae
  • samples of professional and student work
  • statement of research interest
  • diversity statement
  • list of five references with contact information

The appointment will start in the fall of 2023