Associate Professor and Director of Architecture and Community Planning
|Title:||Associate Professor and Director of Architecture and Community Planning|
|Department:||Department of Architecture (CAUSES)|
Number of Vacancies: 2
Position Status: full-time
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 3
Salary Range: $51,238.00- $85,074.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The Director of Architecture and Community Planning oversee the academic programs associated with University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) BS in Architecture and Masters in Architecture degrees; the incumbent also serves as the liaison to the Architectural Research Institute (ARI), one of the land grant programs in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at UDC. The Director provides oversight and leadership for the graduate and undergraduate programs in Architecture and Community planning and collaborates closely with the ARI to ensure the successful implementation of UDC’s strategic objectives in experiential and active learning. S/he plays an active and collaborative role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture and community planning and in the community education initiatives in the District of Columbia that advance the CAUSES mission summarized as the college’s commitment to ‘Healthy Cities – Healthy People’. These may include training programs, events, and certificates for individuals, businesses and organizations that also serve as prime learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The appointment is expected at the Associate Professor level and the incumbent reports directly to the Dean of CAUSES, and has a close collaborative working relationship with the Director of the ARI. The incumbent must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of efficiency, communicate effectively, work well under pressure and be familiar (or familiarize self) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of CAUSES, UDC, and its program sponsors.
- Terminal degree in architecture.
- Licensure and practice experience in architecture.
- Urban planning, green building and sustainable development experience desirable.
- Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Experience in increasingly responsible administrative positions.
- One (1) year supervisory experience.
- Teaching and research experience and program planning experience.
- A proven commitment to continuous improvement and to proactive, outcomes oriented work in meeting the responsibilities and duties described.
- Works effectively and collaboratively with the Director of the ARI as well as with other CAUSES and UDC units as needed.
- Serves as a resource for the UDC campus and the DC community.
- Monitors and evaluates DC demographic trends for use in the academic and community education programs and planning.
- Maintains and completes required reports, including budgets, plans of work, reports of accomplishments, and other documentation needed for program effectiveness.
- Participates in interdisciplinary initiatives meetings, task forces, and projects.
- Maintains productivity standards and practices effective time management and prioritizing of tasks.
- Performs other duties as assigned including special assignments related to the needs of the program, college, university and community.
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in not in the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.