Woodbury School of Architecture Seeking a Dean

Woodbury University seeks a Dean for the School of Architecture who will provide inspirational leadership.

The Dean serves as the academic and administrative leader of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University. The Dean works in close collaboration with the Associate Dean and Chairs to develop a mission statement and implement the vision for the School of Architecture. Leading by example, the Dean demonstrates excellence in scholarly and academic achievement, professional outreach, and development. As the leader of the school, the Dean works to promote: continued curricular development, physical and financial resource development, research and teaching initiatives of the faculty, student scholarship opportunities, professional, community and alumni relationships.

The School of Architecture operates from two campuses in Los Angeles and San Diego taking Southern California as a site for critical architectural investigation. The school has a strong reputation among professional and academic institutions and offers degrees at the bachelor and master level. Our faculty is composed of active and prolific architects, designers, and academics. Internationally recognized and award-winning, the faculty works closely with students, teaching the skills required to expand the limits of practice and debate the possibilities of our disciplines.

Academic Leadership
  • Works with the faculty of the School of Architecture in establishing the mission, vision, and strategic plan charting directions for the programs housed in the school
  • Maintains and establishes public and private relationships that advance the mission of the school
  • Ensures the operations and performance of the School of Architecture comply with the standards of National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and, Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WASC). The Master of Landscape Architecture is in candidacy with LAAB
  • Ensures the activities of the School of Architecture support the teaching, research, and service missions of the school and the university
  • Responsible for the organizational structure of the School of Architecture
  • Supervises associate dean, career outreach, communications, chairs, and faculty in the School of Architecture
  • Maintains and engages with the Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Identifies, compiles and advocates for the needs for personnel, operations, equipment, and capital improvements to support the School of Architecture programs, students, faculty, and staff in the annual university budget development
  • Oversees the budget of the School of Architecture
University Leadership
  • Supports the advancement and development functions of Woodbury University by developing connections to national disciplinary organizations, local and national industry and governmental organizations, and individuals and organizations who may serve as potential donors
  • Is an active member of the Woodbury University Cabinet and of the Dean’s Council
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing the strategic initiatives of Woodbury University
  • Terminal degree in one or more of the disciplines within the School of Architecture
  • Successful record of administrative leadership as a department head or higher
  • Earned credentials meriting appointment at the rank of full professor in one or more disciplines within the school
  • Proven fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and support of the accreditation standards
  • Involvement in professional associations at the national and international level
  • Appropriate licensure and professional registration
Application Procedure: Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 02, 2016. All documents should be submitted electronically to [email protected] and include: (1) a current CV which lists the candidate’s educational and employment history; (2) Dossier of not more than 20 double side pages containing examples of scholarly and/or professional work (3) contact information for at least three references; and (4) a letter expressing interest in the position that articulates applicants leadership philosophy. Candidate screenings will begin February 01, 2017.

Contact Information:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 North Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91504-1052
[email protected]

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.




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