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Head, School of Architecture
Carnegie Mellon University

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2019
Title Head, School of Architecture
University Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

 Head, School of Architecture

Carnegie Mellon University is inviting applications for the position of Head of the School of Architecture.
The School of Architecture (SoA) provides deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by the broader Carnegie Mellon culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry at the intersection of art and technology. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to be discipline-defining design thinkers and practitioners in diverse global contexts. This dynamic architectural education is enhanced by the SoA’s position within one of the world’s leading research and entrepreneurship institutions, and by the fundamental premise that architectural excellence demands both rigorous training in fundamentals and the development of unique specializations.

The SoA Head will articulate a strong intellectual vision of the discipline and its future, including the role of architecture in confronting social, technological, and environmental change. This vision will be outward looking and forward thinking while collaboratively building upon the SoA’s existing scholarly and educational ecosystem that values multiple perspectives and practices. The Head will demonstrate an integrative understanding of architecture as a field built upon the interrelated domains of education, professional practice, industry, research, and scholarship. 

The Head’s leadership will include: 
mentoring and contributing to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; 
outreach to alumni, the larger university community, and colleagues in the architecture and allied building and technology professions;
participatory problem solving and creative management; 
cultivating new donors and financial resources; 
and a high level of dedication and passion for architecture.

Carnegie Mellon is a private, top-ranked global research university with more than 11,000 students, recognized for its excellence in the arts, technology, transdisciplinary programs, and research. It is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a thriving post-industrial city, which has been cited as being the "Best Arts Destination" among mid-size cities and one of the USA’s most affordable and livable cities. 

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2019, continuing until the position is filled. The appointment begins on July 1, 2020. For more information and submission details, visit us at, or contact Joshua Bard, Co-chair of the Head Search Committee, at

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