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Director of the School of Architecture
College of Design
University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky College of Design seeks nominations and applications for Director of the School of Architecture. As the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s sole NAAB accredited Architecture program, UK offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a two year Master of Architecture. Established in 1965, the School of Architecture today employs 30 full and part-time faculty, who teach over 300 graduate and undergraduate students.
The School of Architecture has a rich academic tradition as an open-minded setting that supports diverse intellectual approaches within a rigorous architectural curriculum. On the University of Kentucky’s flagship campus in Lexington, the School has long enjoyed a geographical advantage that offers easy access to major cultural centers, while maintaining a critical distance that fosters creativity and innovation. Throughout its history, Kentucky’s academic environment, one which balances diversity, connectivity, and ingenuity, has attracted outstanding faculty and students, enabling many to reach the highest levels of national academic and professional achievement.
The School of Architecture strives to fulfill the University of Kentucky’s bold Land Grant Mission, by delivering exceptional design thinking to improve our region’s built environment and the lives of its citizens. A recently designated “University City,” Lexington has witnessed significant post-2008 urbanization of its region that has been accompanied by urban development, a strengthened economic climate for local entrepreneurship, and an intensification of our local arts and culture.
The School of Architecture, within the College of Design, is currently poised for significant growth and change. Under the College’s new leadership, we are looking ahead to the planning and construction of state-of-the-art facilities, and a directive to expand design education at the University through the addition of new design programs and new faculty lines across the College. For the School of Architecture, this transformation offers tremendous opportunity to advance our program. The University of Kentucky School of Architecture seeks a forward-thinking academic leader, who can leverage the School’s reputation and strengths alongside these new, unprecedented opportunities for growth, towards an outstanding, vibrant future.
The role of the Director of the School of Architecture is to serve as the chair of the unit, and in consultation with the faculty, implement the School’s program and speak on behalf of its stake-holders. The Director oversees the development of graduate and research programs, courses of study, and policies on academic requirements.
The Director’s role also includes developing course schedules and presiding (as ex officio) on all advisory committee meetings, while ensuring the program meets all requirements to achieve successful assessments and NAAB and SACS accreditation. The Director oversees all faculty appointments, development, salary changes, and promotion and tenure. The Director oversees the School’s financial operations and advocates for the School’s interests, formulating financial strategy and submitting budget requests to the Dean for both the operations of the School and for strategic planning.
The four year term for Director of the School of Architecture commences preferably on July 1, 2016. The position comes with a rank of Full or Associate Professor with tenure, as well as a competitive salary, start-up and benefits package. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2016, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
For other inquiries, interested individuals are sincerely invited to contact the Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Anne Filson at email@example.com
. Further information about the College of Design may be found at http://www.uky.edu/design/
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.
Anne Filson, Associate Professor of Architecture, Chair
Sabrina Brewer, Administrative Assistant to the Directors & Chair, College of Design
Thompson Burry, Student, School of Architecture
Michael McKay, Assistant Professor of Architecture
Wallis Miller, Associate Professor of Architecture
Joseph Rey-Barreau, Associate Professor of Interiors
Jason Scroggin, Associate Professor of Architecture
Mike Sparkman, President and Co-owner of alt32
Martin Summers, Assistant Professor of Architecture