Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work – USC School of Architecture

The University of Southern California School of Architecture invites applications for an Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work—a full-time, tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2018.

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Candidates must have a strong record of recognized accomplishment in their field(s) and an active research/creative work profile that addresses contemporary needs within architecture and related fields. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Associate Dean will be instrumental in developing and managing the School’s Office of Research and Creative Development.  He/she will catalyze faculty research and creative work; will support and mentor faculty in executing research proposals; and will be proactive in seeking external resources for the School’s research priorities. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with other senior leaders to develop funding streams from corporations and foundations, and will represent the School on the University’s research committees.

The University of Southern California is an internationally recognized research university located at the center of a dynamic Los Angeles. USC established architecture as an academic discipline within its College of Liberal Arts in 1914. By 1919, the University had established a Department of Art and Architecture under the leadership of Arthur Weatherhead and had begun to graduate such renowned alumni as Paul R. Williams (the 1st African-American member of the American Institute of Architects). By 1925, a stand-alone School of Architecture was established, and a full professional Bachelor of Architecture curriculum was put in place in 1928. The first of several Master of Architecture programs was approved in 1932. The USC School of Architecture ranks as one of the top ten architecture schools in the United States with two Pritzker Prize-winning alumni, Frank Gehry ‘54 and Thom Mayne ’69.

USC particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Contact for further information.