COLLEGE OF ARTS &
The Department of Architectural Studies at the University of
Missouri-Columbia invites applications from Associate
Professors/Professors for the position of Department Chair with an
anticipated start date of January 2023. We seek candidates
motivated to lead a diverse team of design educators and scholars.
This chair will build and maintain collaborative and
interdisciplinary research and contribute to the department’s
strengths in human-centered design, sustainable design, and design
computing. We seek a team player who is poised to develop strong
relations with both internal and external stakeholders. Applicants
from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
As principal executive officer of the department, the Chair is
responsible to the Dean and to the department faculty for
conducting the fiscal, academic, and personnel affairs of the
- Plan and manage departmental teaching, research, extension, and
service activities; provide leadership and an innovative vision for
the future of the program in these areas.
- Contribute to the reputation and research strength of the
department in the design field by initiating, conducting, and
- Represent the needs and aspirations of the department to the
rest of the University and advance the departmental
- Obtain extramural support for research agenda and other
- Communicate research findings to the public and various
- Support the research agendas of faculty, working
collaboratively when possible.
- Nurture collaboration between teaching, research, and extension
- Lead CIDA accreditation of the interior design professional
- Develop and maintain productive relationships with industry
partners, including members of the Advisory Board.
- Engage in entrepreneurial and advancement activities to secure
funding for departmental growth and goal attainment.
- Engage with community and foster long-term
About the Department
- Our mission is to advance scholarship and enable deep
connections between people and place and between interior design
and architecture. Our work prepares graduates to become lifelong
problem-solving designers of the built environment.
- Emphases for both the Masters and PhD are in (1) Environment
and Behavior and (2) Design with Digital Media. The PhD in Human
Environmental Sciences is offered with an emphasis in Architectural
- Information on the Department of Architectural Studies can be
found at http://arch.missouri.edu/. See
consumer information at http://arch.missouri.edu/home_consumer.html.
- Earned terminal degree
with a minimum of one professional degree in interior design,
architecture, or related design field.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
- Evidence of collaborative leadership, teaching effectiveness
and research competency.
- Credentials to lead accredited interior design and
- Innovative vision for future of the program across missions in
teaching, research, and extension.
We anticipate the appointment will be made January,
2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration,
applicant materials should be received by September 1,
Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter outlining
leadership qualifications, teaching and research interests as well
as a diversity statement. Later in the search process, names and
contact information of four references may be requested as well as
official transcripts. Candidates will be notified before references
Please apply online at:
(Search for Job Opening ID: 41363)
Partnering in the search is Patrick Arens, Lead HR Consultant,
for the University of Missouri System. Inquiries can be sent to
About the University of
The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship,
comprehensive campus of the University of Missouri system with
membership in the Association of American Universities (since
1908). The Columbia campus is a land-grant, state-supported,
multi-purpose university of approximately 35,425 students offering
a wide variety of academic, cultural, and athletic activities.
Please see http://missouri.edu/about/index.php.
Columbia, Missouri is a regional center for health care and
financial services surrounded by a large rural population.
Recognized for its high quality of life in national media, Columbia
is a community of approximately 108,000 people with a wide-range of
activities and opportunities; it is in central Missouri equidistant
between St. Louis or Kansas City.
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving
the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty,
staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this
goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility,
discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or
status as disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era. To
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