JOBS: Kansas State University seeks Head of the Department of Architecture

OWA Admin - Sep 28, 2011 9:40PM

[Received from R. Todd Gabbard at Kansas State University]

Head, Department of Architecture
The College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign) of Kansas State University seeks applicants for Head of the Department of Architecture. The position will commence on July 1, 2012.

The Head will lead a diverse academic community committed to excellence in design pedagogy, scholarship, research and other creative endeavors. The Head will foster a collaborative environment, and incorporate the perspectives of faculty, staff, students, alumni and other constituents into a strategic vision for the Department. The Head will represent and advocate for the Department within the College and University and externally to the professional community and citizenry of the state of Kansas and beyond. The Head reports to the Dean of the College.

Applicants must possess all of the following qualifications: a professional degree in architecture as well as a terminal degree; a record of outstanding accomplishment in architectural design inquiry and/or professional practice, warranting a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor; a working knowledge of architectural practice; and proven excellence in academic or professional leadership abilities.

Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications: significant experience in fiscal, strategic and/or personnel management; excellence in architectural education, including studio teaching and/or coordinating graduate level coursework; distinguished professional practice (architectural registration desirable); a successful record of funded research and grant writing; professional or community service; and active engagement in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Application procedures. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, non-returnable samples of creative and/or scholarly work (electronic submissions preferred), and contact information for four references. Additional materials may be submitted at the applicant’s option.

The review of applications will commence November 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received before this date will be given highest priority. Application materials, queries, or nominations should be sent to:

R. Todd Gabbard
Chair, Head Search Committee

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Kansas State University
115 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-2902
(785) 532-5950

The Department of Architecture at K-State is highly regarded for its approach to professional architectural education. Five years ago, the Department converted its professional degree program from a Bachelor to Master of Architecture, and it continues to pursue qualitative changes to its core curriculum. This spring, the Department received a full six-year accreditation, earning citations for distinction in several required areas of study.

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design (APDesign) is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, environmental design school with accredited professional programs in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning. The confluence of these allied professional disciplines makes the College one of the most esteemed design schools in the nation.

The College’s Dean and the University’s President, Provost, and other senior staff were all recently appointed. These new leaders have invigorated the campus community, inspiring an infusion of new ideas and collaboration in pedagogy, scholarship, and outreach.

The Department is located at K-State’s Manhattan campus. A growing, increasingly multicultural small town, Manhattan is located in the scenic Flint Hills region of Kansas. This year, Forbes magazine ranked Manhattan the best small place for business and careers in the U.S. The department also conducts studios at the Kansas City Design Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and has a long-standing curricular partnership with the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri/Kansas City.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity amongst its employees. Background checks are required for all applicants.

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