Position Function:The Director is the administrator of the School of Architecture,and provides leadership in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum,research, student recruitment and retention, and facultydevelopment, as well as interdisciplinary initiatives within theCollege and the University. The Director initiates dialogue aboutstudio teaching, historical and technical education, and supportsand advances intergenerational relationships through an activedialogue about architecture education and research within theSchool, College, and University with leaders in the architectureprofession and other educators.The candidate should demonstrate leadership qualities to supportthe program’s goal of excellence by supporting and mentoringfaculty teaching, research, and service; by creating and supportingresearch and funding opportunities; by fostering programdevelopment and growth; by expanding relationships with thearchitectural profession; and by leading the program to continue toachieve accreditation.Salary Grade : UCPlease see Staff Compensation Structure orSkilled Crafts and ServiceMaintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salarygrade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges aredetermined by the hiring department.Department Profile:The School of Architecture (housed in the College of Architecture,Art+ Design) is a 5-year bachelor of architecture (B.Arch) degreegranting program. The only NAAB accredited program in the state ofMississippi, we have a diverse student body of more than 200students, and graduates who are highly sought after by theprofession. We offer unique opportunities for innovative teaching,creative research, and substantive interdisciplinary collaboration;including the pioneering Collaborative Studios with the BuildingConstruction Science program in the College, and the fifth-yearprogram in Jackson, MS. We pursue these commitments with a diversefaculty of approximately 15 people, all of whom teach both in thedesign studios and in the area of their specialization. We arecommitted to the challenges of twenty-first century architecture;collaborative practice and community engagement, ecological andcultural sustainability, tectonics of making and building, as wellas exploring digital fabrication and digital design and itsrelationship to architecture. All of these issues are intertwinedin our research and teaching, and our connection to place.Area of Specialization:ArchitectureEssential Duties and Responsibilities:• Advance student, faculty, and staff successes through engenderingexperimentation and development of new ideas and programs.• Lead, manage, and administer all aspects of the School ofArchitecture including curriculum, program development, faculty andstudent recruitment and retention, human resources, physicalresources, and fiscal resources.• Foster collegiality, build consensus, and articulate and promotethe School’s goals and interests, through both academic andprofessional venues, associations, and organizations.• Experience with leading architecture programs in preparation forcontinued accreditation. The School of Architecture will bepursuing reaccreditation in 2024.• Work productively with the Office of the Dean of the College ofArchitecture, Art, and Design, the MSU Office of Research andEconomic Development, and the MSU Foundationto increase private and institutional support for research,facilities, scholarships, endowments, and advancement.• Develop and maintain University and community relationships andoutreach including the fifth-year program in Jackson, MS, the GulfCoast Community Design Studio, and the Carl Small TownCenter.• Continue individual research/creative achievement at the nationaland/or international level.Duties shall include those outlined in the Position Function andother such duties, including teaching, as mutually agreed upon withthe Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Design. As anemployee, the Director is expected to comply with all federal andstate laws, all policies of the Board of Trustees, and allUniversity policies.The Director of the School of Architecture is committed to themission and vision of the School of Architecture, the College, andthe University including values of excellence, diversity,sustainability, and global involvement.The Director of the School of Architecture reports to and serves atthe pleasure of the Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, andDesign. This appointment is subject to approval by the UniversityPresident.The successful candidate is expected to begin employment on orbefore July 1, 2021.Minimum Qualifications:· The candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Architecture or aclosely related field.· Must have university teaching and administrativeexperience.· Professional licensure in the U.S. or an internationalequivalent.· The candidate must have received tenure at their previousinstitution and be eligible for, or demonstrate sufficient academicaccomplishment to qualify for, appointment at the AssociateProfessor level with tenure.· An established national reputation in research and/or creativeachievement, teaching, and service.· Scholarship, academic achievement, and the energy and intellectto work collaboratively with the faculty to develop a challengingand compelling vision of architecture education, particularly inthe area of studio-inquiry and problem-based instructionalpedagogies.Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.Preferred Qualifications:· The rank of Professor with tenure.· Experience with institutional and professionalcollaboration.· Experience with community engagement.· Experience developing graduate programs.· A Ph.D. in architecture or in a closely related field.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:The successful candidate must meet or exceed the followingcriteria:• Demonstrated effectiveness to serve as a dynamic and effectiveleader, advocate, and mentor.• Proven ability to effectively communicate with diverse internaland external audiences through written, oral, and socialmedia.• Proven ability to effectively interact with and support diversestudents, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and externalstakeholders.• Commitment to the mission and vision of the School, the College,and the University including values of excellence, diversity,global involvement, and accountability.Instructions for Applying:All applicants must apply online athttp://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter,current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contactinformation for at least five professional references. In addition,please upload the following application materials in the followingformat:1. Cover letter (PDF)2. Statement of administrative philosophy (PDF)3. CV (PDF)4. Names and contact information (address, telephone number, andemail address) of five references (PDF)5. Portfolio demonstrating teaching, research, and serviceaccomplishments.6. Academic transcripts for all degrees (PDF) Any social numbersincluded on requested transcripts should be redacted prior tosubmitting online.Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.Due to COVID-19 circumstances, review of materials has beenextended to begin on January 15, 2021, and will continue untilfilled.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population.