The University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture seeks new Director

The University of British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for the position of the Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The position will be available July 1, 2006.

UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture was formed on July 1, 2005, through the consolidation of the Landscape Architecture Program and the School of Architecture. The new School includes graduate level professional and post-professional programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, together with an undergraduate program in Environmental Design. The School has a full-time faculty of 26, 10 staff and over 300 outstanding and diverse students. Research strengths cover a broad range and often have an interdisciplinary emphasis. We invite individuals capable of bringing vision, energy and leadership to the School: candidates who are committed to exploring the full potential of our new institutional setting.

The School Director acts as primary academic and administrative officer of the School, coordinating the varied School programs and activities. The Director manages the School’s budget, provides academic leadership to all School faculty members, and takes a lead role in engaging professional and community interests at local, national and international levels. The Director reports directly to the Dean of Applied Science and is expected to maintain a leadership role in a variety of University and professional settings.

Candidates for the School Director should hold an advanced professional degree with a record of demonstrated excellence in education, scholarship and/or professional practice, as well as significant administrative experience in academic professional or community settings include strategic planning and fundraising. Qualified candidates will possess an established record as educator or comparable professional achievement that merits appointment as a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2006. Interested candidates should submit (in hard copy) a statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a portfolio of professional/academic accomplishment, and the names and addresses of four referees to:

Dean Michael Isaacson
Chair, School Director Search Committee
Faculty of Applied Science
The University of British Columbia
5000 2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

Applications may also be sent by e-mail to (but only Word or pdf files, set for printing on letter-size paper only, should be attached).