Associate Dean, Architecture and Environmental Design

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean, College of Arch & Environ Des - Kent Campus [101067]

Job Title:

Associate Dean, Architecture and Environmental Design

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

To assist the Dean in the overall administration of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, specifically providing direction for curriculum development, programs, and internal assessment.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University invites applications for a tenured Associate Dean at the rank of Associate or Full Professor—a twelve-month appointment that begins with the 2023 academic year.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Oversee all aspects of the curriculum for all programs within the college and support expansion of the curriculum as appropriate.

Support programs in implementing quality assessment initiatives.

Oversee recruitment, placement and support of adjunct and NTT faculty.

Oversee the scheduling of courses for the College.

Supervise the undergraduate advising and recruitment activities.

Develop and implement standards and practices related to graduate and undergraduate student admission to the College, dismissal, grievances and judicial matters such as plagiarism.

Serve on program, college, and University committees; represent the College at appropriate University bodies, committees, councils, etc.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


The successful candidate will serve as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and serve on the College Executive Committee. This position requires a collaborative visionary leader to harness the College’s potential for growth of its existing programs as well as lead in the development of new programs and initiatives.  They will be responsible for shared administrative oversight of the College’s programs, curriculum, advising, recruitment, internal and external assessment with a particular focus on graduate programs and education. They will assist with accreditation for the professional degrees, facilitate faculty research initiatives, and represent the College as an active participant on appropriate University committees.  In addition to the administrative duties, the candidate will teach in their area of expertise at 25% load. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, construction management or a related field. Six years relevant experience; faculty rank with or eligible for tenure.



Knowledge Of:

Academic programs; strategic planning; personal computer applications *
University structure and academic programs

Skill In:

Written, verbal and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the university and external constituents *
Supervision to provide support and guidance for faculty and staff *
Implementing projects and assessment of program initiatives

Ability To:

Provide leadership and direct others *
Outline clear goals and conceptual framework for programs *
Promote a collegial and constructive environment based on open communication, positive team building, and effective management of stakeholder relationships *

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

They must possess a terminal degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Construction Management, or a related field; six years relevant experience, demonstrated excellence in leadership, administration, teaching, and research. The successful candidate will have a teaching, scholarship, research / creative work record that satisfies the requirement for tenure and promotion in the College and the University to the rank sought.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary:


Application Process:  Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: (search by position 987405) and complete the online academic data form.


Applicants should also include a:

  1. Letter of interest with a concise overview of the candidate’s profile and vision including but not limited to leadership accomplishments, teaching experience, and research.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio with evidence of research/scholarship, creative work, and teaching, (e.g., course syllabi and examples of student work – PDF 10Mb max)
  4. Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through research, teaching and/or service.
  5. List of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses


Any questions may be sent to: Associate Professor Ronn Daniel, Chair, Associate Dean Search Committee, @, Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 South Lincoln Street, Kent, OH 44242.


Review of candidates will begin November 30, 2022. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by January 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit<>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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