Director of Architecture (Open Rank)

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New Orleans, LA, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 22 '21Posted on:


The Tulane University School of Architecture seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Director of Architecture programs with a rank and salary commensurate with credentials and experience. The starting date of the position is as early as January and no later than July of 2022.

Located in New Orleans, Tulane University is a tier-one research university in the United States. The School is an innovator in the field of the built environment at multiple scales, from buildings to neighborhoods and from urban landscapes to regional planning. The City of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta are our natural domains of research. The city is home to a diverse community steeped in a long history of action and exchange. Our 15th President, Mike Fitts, has  strong commitments to anti-racism that the Tulane School of Architecture has taken up in multiple ways.

We are known for our robust community outreach, design-build, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives. We collaborate with other schools at Tulane such as Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, and Public Health and undertake design research that involves climate change, coastal and riparian crisis, historic preservation, sustainable real estate development, and the challenges for social and environmental justice. The complex nature of this region provides ample opportunities for comparative global studies. For this reason, we expect Tulane’s contributions to be of urgent relevance.

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The Director of Architecture is charged with providing academic and administrative leadership for both undergraduate and graduate architecture programs (B.S.Arch, B.Arch, M.Arch I and M.S.ARC); overseeing program budgets, developing curriculum, identifying instructors, coordinating teaching assignments and course schedule(s); assisting the Dean’s office with program accreditation, reviews and assessment processes; facilitating student recruitment and retention; academic advising; and performing special assignments on behalf of the School related to the programs in architecture. The Director of Architecture will collaborate with the Associate Director of Architecture and work with several administrative staff members. All TuSA program directors report directly to the Associate Dean for Academics and work closely with the Dean. In addition, the director is expected to teach a total of nine credit hours (one studio and a lecture or a seminar course) during the nine-month academic year.


The successful candidate must have a terminal degree in architecture (Master of Architecture) or an equivalent graduate professional degree, doctorate, or a Ph.D. in architecture or related fields. Professional licensure in the Unites States (or an international equivalent) and professional or academic administrative experience is desirable.


Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information on this policy and its purpose, please read the Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policy.



To be considered for the position, please submit the following through Interfolio. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to the strong commitments Tulane has to the equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism, particularly in architecture and related fields. In each of the following, please include how you have integrated EDI and cultural competence into your previous work:

1.     Current curriculum vitae

2.     Letter of Interest

3.     Brief statement describing your specific contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism

4.     Description of experience and accomplishments in the areas of academic administrative and advising

5.     Teaching statement and samples of your teaching materials (course syllabus, materials, and student work) in .PDF format*

6.     Research statement and sample materials of your research and/or creative work in .PDF format*

7.     Contact information for three references

* Please follow the application website guidelines for maximum upload file size

We seek and welcome candidates’ applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. The search committee will commence its initial review of applications on September 15th, 2021. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

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