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School Director (Tenured Faculty)

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The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) seeks candidates for the position of Director to begin August 2022.

Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant arts cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university that enrolls over 33,500 students and is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses. The School of Architecture is one of four Schools in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, and shares facilities and a close collaborative relationship with the School of Design. Serving a diverse student body of approximately 300 undergraduates and 50 graduates, the School of Architecture offers five degree programs: a four-year pre-professional BS in Architecture, an upper-level BA in Architectural Studies, a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture (three-year or two-year with advanced standing), a one-year post professional MS in Architecture, and a two-year Master of Arts in Design Criticism. Capitalizing on its fifty-year history of instigating significant practice and discussion in architecture, the School is composed of an energetic faculty who actively contribute to the international culture of design, research, and criticism. In its teaching, research, and public programming, the School is focused on design and advanced work in technology and theory with a central commitment to the cultural and disciplinary project of architecture.

The Director will work with the Dean of the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts, the School faculty, staff and administration to realize the mission of the School. The Director’s responsibilities include all aspects of the School’s operation: budget and finance, staffing and HR, curriculum oversight, recruitment, accreditation, advancement, public programming, and facility use and improvement. The Director represents the discipline of Architecture within the College and University as well as the local, national, and international community, and works closely with the Dean to maintain and cultivate new external relationships with supporters, donors, friends, and patrons.

We seek a leader with a strong intellectual vision who will foster and strengthen relationships both within and outside the field. Candidates must have an outstanding record of creative, scholarly, and/or professional achievement, meriting appointment as a tenured professor in the School. Applicants should demonstrate leadership in the field of architecture in an academic, professional, or cultural organization, and teaching experience in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Minimum qualifications include a terminal professional degree (March or international equivalent) and/or PhD, and commensurate record of academic or professional accomplishments; proven success in working collaboratively to advance academic programs; a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in curriculum, the classroom, and the field; and a high level of interpersonal skills and professionalism.

This position will be a full-time nine-month benefits eligible appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. Interviews are expected to take place mid to late February 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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For fullest consideration, electronic applications must be received by 1/31/2022. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact info of three or more external references through the UIC job board at

Please direct nominations and questions or concerns regarding the search and/or application process to the search coordinator, Dragan Krstic, [email protected]. Confidentiality will be observed in the academic search process.

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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