Chair, Department of Architecture Associate or Full Professor (Tenured)

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Chair, Department of Architecture Associate or Full Professor (Tenured)

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Architecture

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-28-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia School of Architecture is seeking an accomplished designer and experienced educator to lead our highly-ranked Department of Architecture and participate in the School's innovative teaching and creative research. The new chair will be an advocate for progressive design and the pursuit of research excellence in the field of Architecture. As the head of one of the School's four disciplinary areas; Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Environmental Planning, the Architecture Department Chair will contribute to the School's national and international reputation by advancing and building upon the unique strengths and accomplishments of its graduate and undergraduate programs, supporting its ongoing growth, and participating across the entire School of Architecture to facilitate new cross-disciplinary curricular initiatives including the interdisciplinary PhD program. Candidates for this position should have experience in academic leadership, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated record of distinction in professional practice and/or design research, scholarship, and teaching. The qualifications of the candidate should be consistent with a tenured appointment at the level of an Associate or Full Professor, with a terminal degree in architecture (MArch.) or equivalent advanced graduate degree. As we approach the Bicentennial of the first, and one of the most esteemed public universities in the nation, we are looking for an engaged and inspiring individual who, in working with our Dean, Chairs and Faculty will be a leader in the field and in the University. []

Applicants must complete a candidate profile on Jobs@: and electronically attach the following to posting 0621709:

1) Letter of interest in, and qualifications for the position, including summary of notable accomplishments in design research, teaching, and leadership.
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Statement of research and teaching interests, goals, and plans for future development
4) Contact information for references noting your professional relationship to each; three of these references should be tenured faculty capable of providing letters that will serve the search committee and the UVA Promotion and Tenure process
5) Digital portfolio of examples of design work/research and teaching that includes, for each category, one (1) minimum and four (4) maximum of the following:
a. syllabi and selected products of academic design studio(s);
b. syllabi and selected products of required courses and seminar(s);
c. selected products of professional design and/or design research project(s)

Digital portfolios should be submitted to UVA Box at the following e-mail address: uploaded as a single PDF file not exceeding 10MB; for questions or Jobs@ system related assistance, please contact Adela Su, Assistant to the Department Chair, Please do not send materials by email or hard copies to the Chair of the Department of Architecture.

Application deadline: January 8, 2018.

Search Committee Chair: Anselmo Canfora, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academics

For Jobs@ system related assistance, please contact Adela Su at

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

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