Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations of candidates in its search for its next dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). As an interdisciplinary college, CAPPA brings together the disciplines of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, public administration, and public policy to impact the communities in which we live. The new dean will have the opportunity to develop and articulate a strategic vision for CAPPA.

Located in the heart of the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution which fosters a strong interdisciplinary focus across the university. A Carnegie Doctoral University-Very High Research (R1), Texas Tier I, Hispanic-Serving (HSI) and Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPISI), UTA was first in Texas and tied for third among national universities for its undergraduate ethnic diversity index and is a top veteran-friendly institution.

CAPPA re-imagines the built environment: the design of buildings, their interiors, and landscapes, while addressing sustainability, public policy, and equity. Students are encouraged to learn from a variety of fields while tackling complex urban and rural problems with new perspectives shared through partnerships across campus, other universities, industry partners, architecture firms, nonprofits, and community partners.

Reporting to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the dean serves as the chief academic officer for CAPPA and is responsible for strategic, programmatic, and financial operations. As UTA’s new senior leadership team leads the institution into its exciting future, the dean will lead CAPPA in its support of UTA’s central mission to promote and achieve academic excellence as it works to become one of the nation’s most inclusive and impactful research universities. The dean will support and sustain a highly effective work environment and a culture of inclusion and collaboration within CAPPA and among UTA’s other schools and colleges.

The dean will have considerable administrative experience in a highly complex research institution, a collaborative and visionary leadership style, the highest standards of personal ethics and integrity, and a strong record of research and scholarly accomplishment, and an understanding of the variety of creative endeavors and research initiatives that span academic disciplines at a comprehensive university. The dean should possess a strong working knowledge of the academic enterprises within higher education and have a deep appreciation for how research intersects with the educational mission of a university that serves a diverse, large urban population. The successful candidate will be a relationship-builder who can promote interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthen CAPPA’s contribution to UTA and the surrounding communities.

The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution in an academic discipline within CAPPA, a record of distinguished research/scholarship and teaching that would support appointment as a tenured full professor at UTA, and experience in an administrative leadership position within higher education.

For more information on this position, please review the full position profile here

For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications to Application materials will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Please send all materials electronically to:

R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director
Kamilah Allen, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit UTA’s home page at

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Organization/School : University of Texas at Arlington

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