Montana State University
|Announcement Number||FAC – VA – 23050|
|For questions regarding this position, please contact:||Rachael Ortego
|Working Title||Director of School of Architecture|
|Brief Position Overview||Montana State University’s School Architecture seeks a collaborative and innovative director. The school has distinguished itself for its highly successful preparation of professional architects, its commitment to high-quality teaching, interdisciplinary collaboration, and its longstanding record of community engagement and impact. Our locally and globally engaged students, faculty, professional alliances, and growing endowments provide strong foundations for our future, affording many opportunities for a new director. As it hires new faculty, the school is in a unique position to establish goals, priorities, and relationships to address innovations in the field of architecture. The new director will have the opportunity to work with a world-class team to advance the vision and Land Grant mission of Montana State University.|
|Faculty Tenure Track||Yes|
|Faculty Rank||Preferred TT Faculty – Associate or Professor, will consider NTT (Please see Position Special Instructions for additional information)|
|Division||College of Arts & Architecture|
|Contract Term||Academic Year|
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|Union Affiliation||Exempt from Collective Bargaining|
|Salary||Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.|
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|General Statement||The School of Architecture is one of four schools that make up the College of Arts & Architecture, along with the Schools of Art, Film & Photography and Music. The Director reports to the Dean of the College and serves as a key member of the Dean’s executive leadership team – a consultative group of directors, administrators, and support staff who work closely to advance the missions of the schools, the college, and the university.
The School of Architecture and all of Montana State University seeks candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
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|Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|The Successful Candidate Will||
|Position Special Requirements/Additional Information||This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.|
|Physical Demands||To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.|
|The Department||Consisting of 300 undergraduate and 60 graduate students, the School of Architecture offers a 5½ -year professional program leading to a Master of Architecture degree, fully accredited by NAAB. Located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecological system and the Intermountain West region, the School of Architecture, College of Arts & Architecture and Montana State University are internationally recognized for research and creative activity drawn from the social, cultural, and environmental opportunities of the region.
The school has enduring ties to the profession as evidenced by its Endowed Visiting Professorship, funded by the school’s Advisory Council. These visiting scholars enrich our curriculum and community—enhancing the school’s international reach and reputation. Graduates of our program stand out for their exceptional leadership, flexibility, and capacity to integrate the conceptual and theoretical into life-changing practices. The school maintains one of the longest running community design programs in the nation, providing unique service-learning opportunities for students to engage in real-world projects, in keeping with Montana State University’s land-grant mission.
|The College||The School of Architecture is one of four schools that make up the College of Arts & Architecture, along with the Schools of Art, Film & Photography and Music. The Director reports to the Dean of the College and serves as a key member of the Dean’s executive leadership team – a consultative group of directors, administrators, and support staff who work closely to advance the missions of the schools, the college, and the university.|
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||July 1st, 2023|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Applications will be:||Screening of applications will begin on February 8th, 2023; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.|
The proper employment type of Academic Year (AY) Tenure Track Faculty on MUS Contract combined with Summer Session Appointment or Fiscal Year (FY) Non-Tenure Track Faculty on Letter of Appointment (LOA) will be determined upon the conclusion of the search and dependent upon the finalist’s qualifications.
|Diversity Statement||Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html
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