Associate/Full Professor with Tenure/H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, Chair
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 20684
The School of Architecture in the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs [CAPPA], the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for Associate/Full Professor with Tenure.
The School of Architecture welcomes applications for the H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, Chair – a new, permanently endowed chair open to applicants qualified to be appointed at the rank of Associate/Full Professor with tenure. The School of Architecture is the largest academic unit within the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at UT Arlington, a Carnegie I-High Research, Texas Tier-1 institution located in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, the 4th largest metro area in the U.S.
We are seeking a catalytic, collaborative leader who can nurture innovation and support an evolving design research and externally funded agenda for the college. For CAPPA, this first endowed chair is instrumental in enhancing academic activities and raising the profile of the School of Architecture in national rankings and prestige.
The ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial mindset, exceptional communication, and organizational skills, prior academic leadership experience and the ability to develop transformative opportunities and build cross-disciplinary teams in the College, UTA and external organizations.
Areas of Emphasis
The School is seeking to foster innovation in applied research in the areas of materials and methods focused on sustainable, climatically resilient, architecture and construction for the built environment. We invite applicants with expertise in one or more of these areas, but not limited to:
advanced computational technologies and research focused on design/fabrication/manufacturing initiatives;
emerging material science research as pertinent to sustainable built environments with a clear applied outcome of the research to architectural design;
building performance and analysis with digital toolsets focused on integrated and tectonic architectural assemblies.
The Chair appointment is for a 5-year term and will be extended for additional terms, subject to satisfactory review. The position comes with a competitive salary and a significant endowed fund to support Chair activities. The anticipated start date is Sept 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.