Posting Date:               October 8, 2013                        Posting End Date:        Open Until Filled/Revised 11.18.2013

Position:                      Dean of Architecture and Construction Sciences

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ocation:                     Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science

 (This is a full-time position)

Tuskegee University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science. The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, through its departments, follow the founding policy of Tuskegee University – “Learning to do by doing.”  Although both departments originated in trade and vocational training in 1892, the present mission is to develop competent professionals capable of solving the complex problems of today and tomorrow.

The Department of Architecture provides training in the art and science of architectural design.  Its broadly based curriculum is structured as a two plus three year program, including course offerings in architectural design, building technology, architectural practice, urban planning, and the history and theory of architecture. The Department of Construction Science provides training in building construction management.  The curriculum can be completed in four years and includes courses in general studies and physical sciences, construction materials and systems, surveying, construction management and business.

 The Architecture and Construction Science and Management programs prepare professionals who are capable of playing an active role in rebuilding our cities and towns so they may become truly meaningful places for all people to work and live. These programs endeavor to develop professionals with an appreciation for the humanistic (social, psychological and physical) aspects of a building problem, as well as other factors such as health, safety, and economic feasibility.

 Tuskegee University is a national, independent, and state-related institution of higher learning that is located in the State of Alabama.  The University has distinctive strengths in the sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health, and other professions, all structured on solid foundations in the liberal arts. 

 Founded in 1881, The University is rooted in a history of successfully educating African Americans to understand themselves and their society against the background of their total cultural heritage and the promise of their individual and collective future. 

Today, the 3,000-student campus encompasses approximately 70 buildings on 5,000 acres, which includes the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.  The university actively invites a diversity of talented students, staff, and faculty from all racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to participate in this educational enterprise.

Position Description

The Dean is the academic officer immediately responsible for the operations of the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science and reports to the Provost.

As essential duties, the dean is responsible for providing leadership for the following specific activities:

  • Faculty Appointments and Development – inclusive of recruitment, appointment, reappointment, promotion and tenure, annual faculty evaluations and faculty professional development;
  • Budgetary and Administrative Oversight – preparation and management of the school’s annual budget in adherence with university business and fiscal guidelines and policies, the acquisition and strategic deployment of extramurally generated funds in support of the architecture and construction science education and research programs, and the allocation of academic facilities/resources and stewardship of the school’s physical facilities;
  • Leadership and Management – includes the elaboration of the vision, strategic directions, implementation processes and annually-employed improvement activities necessary to consequentially promote the progression toward program excellence;
  • Resource Development – leadership of the school-specific fundraising activity, inclusive of donor relations and effective representation of the college to external constituents; and
  • Campus Partnerships – exploration and management of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations with other university colleges/schools, university administrative offices, and architecture/construction industry entities.

Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture, or related field – Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Preservation, Planning, Project Management, Construction Engineering Management, etc.

Required Credentials, Experience, and Skills:

  • Architecture Licensure (preferred) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification (acceptable)
  • Minimum 10 years of combined experience in the profession including construction administration experience and/or teaching at the college level
  • Minimum 3 years teaching in a NAAB-accredited architecture program or ACCE-accredited construction/Building Science program
  • Minimum 1 year experience in academic administration position – e.g. department head, chair or higher position
  • Ability to harness and manage financial resources – including fundraising and grants
  • Demonstrated organizational and team building skills – fostering productive relationships among students, faculty, alumni and local and national professionals
  • Distinguished record of service to the architecture profession

Desired but not Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in related field (Design, Architecture History, Planning, Management, Construction Engineering, etc.)
  • Demonstrated exposure and commitment to the construction profession, such as credential of Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Record of scholarly achievement in the academic community

Salary

Commensurate with training, experience and University Compensation Plan

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant should complete a Tuskegee University employment application, and submit (3) letters of references and a copy of the appropriate transcript for the educational requirements with the submission.

Applications should be submitted by December 11, 2013

Human Resources Department

Attn: Walter Hill

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

 Email Address: employment@mytu.tuskegee.edu                     Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

 

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