The Opportunity: The University of Virginia seeks a strategic, collaborative, and high integrity leader to become the next Dean of the School of Architecture (www.arch.virginia.edu). Consistent with the legacy of the University of Virginia, the School of Architecture aims to educate the next generation of innovative leaders, thinkers, designers and makers who will not only engage the most difficult and complex challenges of our time, but also envision, design and build the most just, compelling, and courageous of futures.
The Role: The University is seeking an exceptional, collaborative, and visionary leader with the experience, energy, and commitment to leverage the many opportunities before the School and guide its continued growth and success. We seek a leader who can advance the mission and to build upon the School’s unique qualities that provide a competitive advantage among Schools of Architecture. Reporting to the Provost, The Dean will leverage all of their experience to provide leadership and is responsible for all matters relating to the administration of the School including academic affairs, personnel, fiscal management, institutional advancement, alumni engagement, and fundraising. The Dean will continue to raise the profile of the School by promoting excellence in educational programs and impactful research of the highest caliber.
Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate will be an accomplished academic with a strong record of scholarship who possesses significant leadership experience in a school of architecture, design, or the built environment. Distinguished leaders from professional practice or other relevant backgrounds who value academic teaching and research also will be considered. The next Dean will have experience defining a targeted strategy for distinction within a crowded education field, setting and achieving meaningful goals through strong operational, financial, and interpersonal skills.
Full Position Description: The full position description can be found via PDF (https://executivesearch.virginia.edu/sites/executivesearch.virginia.edu/files/SOA_DeanPosition%2011.17%20FINAL.pdf) and UVA’s Executive Search (https://executivesearch.virginia.edu/search/dean-school-architecture-0) website. Applications should include a letter of interest and resume. To apply, forward materials to email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.