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Dean of the School of Architecture
University of Virginia
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November 15, 2013
Charlottesville, Virginia
Full-time - Experienced
University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.

University of Virginia

Dean of the School of Architecture

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Number: 0613246

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Architecture.
The Dean of the School of Architecture is a position of intellectual and administrative leadership of a vibrant and productive community in a public university, situated institutionally and architecturally in one of the most cherished cultural landmarks in American history.

The successful candidate, whether in practice or academe, must demonstrate the leadership necessary to maintain and strengthen the School's national and international standing, to promote academic excellence, to develop and enhance the School's resources, and to inspire faculty, staff, and students to continue to build an outstanding institution. The successful candidate must possess a record of accomplishment in scholarship and/or professional practice sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor in one of the departments of the School of Architecture.

The School of Architecture is at one of the most productive moments in its history; it is poised to forge a new future with many recently hired faculty members, including two department chairs. The School is home to top-ranked graduate programs and established strengths in undergraduate education, a new PhD program, outstanding facilities and resources for teaching and research, a diverse faculty and staff, and collaborative engagement across the four departments (Architectural History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Environmental Planning). It aspires to academic leadership in an age when potentials and challenges in the constructed environment are in the process of global redistribution. It is dedicated to preparing students for life beyond the University, with a global reach. It is in this context that the School has established a strong record of interdisciplinary collaborations with academic units across the University on research, teaching, and academic community engagement projects. The School of Architecture stands committed to the goals of a top-ranked public university in its social, political, and environmental responsibilities and is enthusiastic about its pursuit of the insights, impacts, and pleasures of knowledge.
Compensation for the position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Priority consideration will be given to applications and nominations received by December 31, 2013, although the review process will continue until the position is filled. The position is available as of July 1, 2014.

Applications should include curriculum vitae. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence until the final stage of the search. Electronic applications and nominations are preferred and may be submitted to: For more information, the search committee invites interested parties to view the dedicated search website at:

Master of Architecture or other terminal degree required.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

The University of Virginia is committed to the total development and well-being of all members of the University community students, faculty, staff, and the public. In support of this commitment, the University does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices against any person on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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