Interim Director, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Arts And Architecture
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture


The Pennsylvania State University, College of Arts and Architecture, seeks a creative, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as Interim Director of the Stuckeman School for a period of two years. The H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School includes two departments (Architecture and Landscape Architecture) and the Graphic Design program. This is a two-year, non-tenure track, academic position. The ideal candidate is approachable and an excellent listener with exceptional communication skills, who can serve as a diplomat within the College and University as well as to external stakeholders. The Interim Director, as delegated by the Dean of the College, has oversight for the programs and operations of the School including strategic use of facilities and equipment, a $20,000,000 endowment and two endowed centers, which support collaborative learning and research through design. The Interim Director will work with the Stuckeman School faculty and the next dean of the College to revise and implement a vision and identity statement recently submitted by a working group of the Stuckeman School. The Interim Director must demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues and best practices in professional design education. Candidates for this position should also demonstrate a strong commitment to the core values of this major research university environment through experience in interdisciplinary collaboration. The candidate must possess strong communication skills that facilitate working with college, department and program leaders to advance strategic planning and address future curricular, scholarship, and outreach challenges and opportunities. The Interim Director will actively represent the Stuckeman School to university and external constituents and organizations. Qualified candidates will demonstrate leadership, administrative and academic experience--in directing a complex organization, in the wise use of resources, and in fundraising--to accomplish strategic goals. They should also exhibit a record of accomplishment in research, and/or professional practice that merits appointment at the rank of Teaching Professor or Professor-of-Practice. Candidates are expected to hold a terminal degree in architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design or a closely allied discipline. The Stuckeman School, situated in the state-of-the-art Stuckeman Family Building and in the Borland Building, is committed to leadership in design, scholarship, environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. The School includes nationally ranked and accredited undergraduate and graduate professional and post-professional degree programs. There are fifty-five faculty and more than five hundred students within the School. The Stuckeman School is part of the College of Arts & Architecture, a complete arts and design community with academic programs in the Stuckeman School, the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts, the Department of Art History along with the Palmer Museum of Art and the Center for the Performing Arts. Further information on the Stuckman School can be found at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should electronically submit their applications, including curricula vitae, cover letter, and a list of three or more references who may be contacted.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088