North Dakota State University
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$70,000 and above
The Department of Architecture at North Dakota State University invites applications and nominations for the full-time, tenured 11-month position of Department Chair. The Department of Architecture is a founding department in the new and innovative School of Design, Architecture + Art. A successful candidate is expected to develop a dynamic vision for the future of the program, the program’s role in the School, and development of affiliations with other related programs on campus. The Department is NAAB accredited (next visit in 2026) and offers a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a professional Master of Architecture (M. Arch.). The Department enrolls approximately 340 students located in two state-of-the-art buildings in downtown Fargo. The Dept. has excellent resources, cutting-edge technology, significant scholarships, and an engaged advisory board. In its 100+ year history the department is proud of its alumni who are recognized as design leaders both regionally and nationally. Its core focuses on educating individuals to be great designers and leaders in the profession. NDSU excels in areas of innovative research and creative activities, with more than $153 million in annual research expenditures as reported in the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.
The Department is recognized in the region as a top program for architectural education.
• Develop Department goals with faculty that aligned with the College and University’s mission;
• Facilitate student excellence, recruitment, and retention;
• Create and sustain relationships between programs and architecture firms (locally, regionally, and nationally)
• Fulfill responsibilities of advising (normally for transfer students) and regular committee assignments (at least one policy committee)
• Teach a minimum of 6 credit hours per academic year;
• Maintain department budgets and foundation budgets;
• Create a high performing environment of a research and creative accomplishments;
• Administration of human and financial resources;
• Dedication to shared governance;
• Foster external grants;
• Administer a professional accredited program;
• Create teaching schedules and staffing needs;
• Foster and grow diversity in the student body and faculty.
The Department is in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, which has a metropolitan population of 220,000 and boasts a small-town friendliness with the cultural and social life of a large city. Fargo is a smart walkable city with amenities both large and small. Spanning first-class restaurants, beautiful parks, and a vibrant art scene. Fargo is a growing hub for economic development and opportunities.
To apply, please visit https://jobs.ndsu.edu and complete the online application. Please upload the following documents in PDF format (maximum size of 10MB per PDF):
1. A statement of interest expressing your vision and philosophy for leading the Department to a sustainable future, and with respect to your experience, describing your commitment to diversity and to excellence in design education.
2. A complete curriculum vitae.
3. A portfolio of creative work and/or publications. (attach to “Other Document 1”)
4. Names and contact information for five references.
Screening of applications will begin 11/29/19 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will be available July 1, 2020 and may begin at any time following that date. The search is being conducted in compliance with North Dakota Open Records laws. NDSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
For questions please contact:
Dr. Stephenson Beck Search Committee Chair, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Candidates must be qualified by education and experience to administer programs in architecture with credentials that warrant a tenured appointment at a appropriate rank. Credentials must be one of the following: Master’s degree in professional architecture (MA), plus architecture license OR; Professional Bachelor of Architecture (BA), plus a master’s degree in a closely related field, plus architecture license OR; a Professional Architecture degree plus a PhD in Architecture. Applicants must demonstrate strong teaching experience, excellent accomplishments in scholarly and/or creative work, the ability to interact and collaborate effectively with others, a commitment to diverse peoples and ideas, and experience in leadership roles.
Effective oral and written communication skills
Preferred qualifications include professional registration, five or more years of experience in practice, leadership roles in national professional organizations, experience with the accreditation process, an exceptional portfolio of creative work and/or a significant record of high-quality publications, experience in global education, and experience leading strong academic programs.