Head, Department of Architecture
School of Architecture and Allied Arts

University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon

TheSchool of Architecture and Allied Arts is seeking anadministrative and academic leader for its nationallyrecognized professional and post-professional degreeprograms.  This is a tenure-related position at the rankof associate or full professor.

A leader in sustainable design practices and principles, the Department of Architecture is located within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, which includes seven other departments and programs. The department offers professional degrees in architecture and interior architecture and fosters collaboration, interdisciplinary inquiry, and mutual interest in the history, teaching, and practice of place-making and environmental stewardship.  For more information about the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the Department of Architecture, please consult our web site at http://architecture.uoregon.edu.

The head is responsible for leadership and administration of the department, including management of the budget, faculty and staff, and curriculum.  Candidates must have the ability to effectively teach and advise students, work with diverse groups, listen carefully and effectively to multiple constituencies, and be willing to view critically and openly different perspectives in the field.  The head must have a deep commitment to intellectual inquiry and must foster a vibrant research environment in the department, serving as an advocate for faculty and student research, as well as for design excellence. The head represents the department at university, professional, and community forums and facilitates external communication and collaboration.  The head sits on a council composed of department and program leaders and contributes to overall leadership, interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  In addition to administering the department’s activities at the main campus in Eugene, the head oversees the architecture program in Portland, as well as four international programs.  The head also leads a departmental team of four full-time staff members, two part-time staff, temporary student staff, and five faculty members with administrative appointments. Outreach and development responsibilities include communications with the school, the university and external stakeholders; establishing fundraising priorities and developing projects funded by external partners; and leveraging department investments and relationships to attract financial and in-kind contributions.  Teaching and scholarly activities commensurate with rank are also expected.

All candidates should show evidence of sound academic credentials and values, including an advanced degree and a deep commitment to intellectual inquiry; demonstrated strategic leadership skills; commitment to quality and high standards; and proven financial, organizational, and public relations skills.  Professional experience in architecture, interior architecture, or a related field is an asset, as is licensure.  Candidates must hold an accredited Master of Architecture or Interior Architecture degree or an accredited undergraduate degree such as a B.Arch or B.Iarch and a graduate degree in an associated discipline.  Candidates should demonstrate potential to engage in integrative, scholarly work and to disseminate the results.  A strong and active commitment to diversity is a critical qualification, including the ability to effectively administer affirmative action policies and supervise in a culturally diverse workforce.  Previous administrative experience is desired.

Application: The initial submission must include:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. A cover letter including asummary of the candidate’s background, interests, relevantqualifications and intentions in seeking this position,including a discussion of his or her research and/orcreative practice agenda
  3. A portfolio of no more than 20pages (one hard copy and a PDF on CD) demonstratingresearch, design work and teaching
  4. A list of three references withaddresses, telephone numbers and email addresses

Complete applications and/or inquires should be addressed to:

Nancy McNaught, Office Manager
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Architecture
1206 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon  97403-1206

E-mail: mcnaught@uoregon.edu / Telephone:  541.346.1435 / Fax:  541.346.3626

Review of initial applications will begin on January 23, 2012 and will continue until the best available candidates are identified.

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The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We invite candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.