City College of NewYorkDean – The Bernard and AnneSpitzer School of Architecture Job Title: Dean – The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School ofArchitectureJob ID: 22097Location: City College of New YorkRegular/Temporary: RegularPOSITION DETAILSThe Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture (SSA) at TheCity College of New York (CCNY) seeks an experienced,creative leader and collegial partner to serve as Dean, theadministrative and academic head of the school, including programsin architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, andsustainability in the urban environment, and our applied researchcenter, the J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures. The Dean willwork with students, faculty, and administrative staff to articulatea clear, sustaining vision for furthering all aspects of the schoolincluding sound and transparent operations, cogent and imaginativepedagogy, and a respectful, collaborative atmosphere that valuesdifference and champions diversity. The Dean reports to the collegeProvost and through the Provost to the President. The Dean has aportfolio including but not limited to the following majorresponsibilities:- Providing academic leadership and direction to the School.- Leading SSA’s strategic planning efforts; enhancing its researchproductivity; working with the department Chair, program directors,and faculty to develop curriculum for all academic programs throughshared governance; supervising professional staff in accordancewith union contracts; and instituting processes for assessingresults.- Effectively planning budgets; managing resource allocations andthe endowment; and strengthening donor relations while pursuing avigorous development program and leveraging new and existingresources to improve the school’s finances and facilities.- Building relationships to promote and advocate for SSA and itsmission, current and future operations, faculty, students, andstaff. Communicating strategically through various platforms andmedia.- Forging and reinforcing connections between SSA and externalcommunities and partners including donors, employers,practitioners, professional organizations for faculty, students,and alumni.- Cultivating and supporting new spaces for design, socialresponsibility and research practices that transcend disciplinaryboundaries.- Representing SSA within CCNY and CUNY and engagingcollaboratively with other Deans and Administrators at City Collegeto formulate, evaluate, and administer College policy and advancethe School’s and the College’s strategic priorities.The School:The Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, now fifty yearsold, is the flagship public school of architecture in New YorkCity. The SSA educates students to become engaged professionalsthrough focusing on innovative design technologies, research skillssupported by critical thinking, and interdisciplinary collaborativeacademic programs. The SSA faculty comprises architects, landscapearchitects, urban designers, engineers, and architectural and urbanhistorians, and holds an abiding commitment to design and practiceapproaches that transcend disciplines, to creating a just,sustainable, and imaginative future for a rapidly urbanizingplanet, and to public education of the highest quality. The nearly500 students at the SSA come from diverse socioeconomic andcultural backgrounds and are enrolled in accredited firstprofessional degree programs in architecture and landscapearchitecture (B Arch, M Arch, MLA) and postgraduate programs inarchitecture, urban design, and sustainability in the urbanenvironment (MS Arch, MUP in UD, MS Sus). The school’s emphasis onurbanism—the social, cultural, and environmental systems of thecity—has created a unique environment for exploringtransdisciplinary design in theory and in practice that will beessential to meet this century’s formidable challenges. The SSA isone of eight schools and divisions at CCNY; our faculty andstudents are competitive in regional, national and internationaldesign competitions, publish award-winning journals and books, andcarry forth the mission of the school as professionals in amultitude of public and private sector roles. The College:Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a highquality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in awide variety of disciplines. It is ranked #1 by The Chronicle ofHigher Education out of 369 selective public colleges in the UnitedStates on the overall mobility index. In addition, the Center forworld University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% ofuniversities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eightprofessional schools and divisions, driven by significant fundedresearch, creativity and scholarship. Outstanding programs inarchitecture, engineering, education, and the liberal arts andsciences prepare our students for the future, and produceoutstanding leaders in every field. Our students come from aroundthe corner and world, representing more than 150nationalities.The University:The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation’s largesturban public university. It comprises 25 community colleges, seniorcolleges, and graduate and professional schools serving nearly275,000 degree-seeking students.QUALIFICATIONSThis position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degreeand eight years’ related experience.Preferred qualifications include:- Master’s degree and professional license in area(s) of expertise,PhD, or other appropriate qualifications.- Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with facultyand staff colleagues in an academic leadership position at thelevel of Department Chair, Associate Dean, Dean, orequivalent.- A record of productive research and experience in teaching,practice in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design,policy-making, or other related professional areas, preferably atthe rank of or equivalent to full Professor.- A willingness to build on the rich history of CCNY and of theSSA, and a compelling, supportive vision for the school’sfuture.- A deep commitment to the fundamental principles of a publicinstitution of higher education with a highly diverse studentbody.- A demonstrable record for commitment to and successful action ondiversity, inclusion, equality, and anti-racism within the academyand the design professions.- A record of successful and inspiring academic administrationwithin complex bureaucracies.- An understanding of the value of external organizations such asACSA, CELA, AIA, ASLA and NOMA and their student chapters.CUNY TITLEDeanCOMPENSATION AND BENEFITSSalary commensurate with education and experience.CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation,supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, andprofessional development. We offer a range of health plans,competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuitionwaivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, andathletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity toparticipate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of thegreatest cities in the world.HOW TO APPLYIf you are viewing this job posting in CUNYFirst, please clickon “Apply Now” on the bottom of this page and follow theinstructions.If you are viewing this job posting externally, please apply asfollows: Go to www.cuny.edu and click on”Employment” Click “Search job listings” Click on “More search options” Search by Job Opening ID number- Job ID22097 Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow theinstructions.PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST UPLOAD A COVER LETTER AND RESUME AS ONEDOCUMENT IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FORMATS: doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf,or text format.CLOSING DATEOpen until filled with review of applications to begin April 22,2021. 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Vermont Business Magazine Anne Watson, the city’s longest currently-serving councilor, announced Monday night that she is running for mayor of Montpelier in the 2018 March election. This announcement comes shortly after Mayor John Hollar announced last week that he will not seek re-election. Watson is an award-winning physics teacher at Montpelier High School, where she has taught for the past 13 years. As president of the council for the past three years, she has assumed the duties of the mayor in his absence. Watson was joined by former Mayor Mary Hooper and Housing Task Force member Jack McCullough at the announcement at City Hall. Hooper is one of the few women to ever be elected a mayor in Vermont. She said at the event, “Anne doesn’t just have ideas about the direction we should take as a community, she also listens to others. She engages them, and she knows that by developing a consensus we will go farther, faster.”From left, Anne Watson, Housing Task Force member Jack McCullough and former Mayor Mary Hooper at the announcement Monday at City Hall. Courtesy photo.McCullough said she has widespread support, “Earlier this year Anne ran for re-election to city council, and I went door to door with her materials and talked to voters. I couldn’t tell you the number of people who were excited to hear that I was out supporting Anne, saying how happy they were to be voting for her and to have a chance to support her.”“I’m excited to help steer Montpelier towards a more sustainable future,” Watson said during her announcement speech on the steps of City Hall. “As mayor I will bring a deep commitment to including all voices and listening to residents. The council makes its best decisions when everyone impacted is heard.”Watson cited flood resiliency and affordable housing as high priorities. Downtown Montpelier has experienced damaging and costly flooding several times in recent. Over a third of all mortgaged homeowners and renters in Montpelier spend more than 30% of their income on housing. Watson discussed how affordability was a high priority for both older residents looking to downsize, as we well as young families looking to move to Montpelier.Watson was originally appointed to the city council in 2012 and has won three council races since then. She has been a champion of the council’s net zero energy goal, which has led to many cost-saving and energy-saving projects. She co-authored the document that landed the city a one megawatt solar array, saving taxpayers $50,000 per year on municipal electric bills.“Great things are happening in our city. Between our District Heat plant, freshly paved roads, new businesses on Barre Street, and the Net Zero Montpelier Design Competition, it’s an exciting time to live in Montpelier.”RELATED STORY: Montpelier Mayor John Hollar will not seek re-electionBelow is the prepared text from Anne Watson’s announcement speech.I’m delighted today to announce my candidacy for mayor of Montpelier. As a teacher I have made a career out of serving this community, and I am excited to take on this new role. I have served on the city council for five years, and I’ve been the president of the council for the last three years. That means I have been filling in, doing the mayor’s job of leading the council while John Hollar was unavailable. In order for you to get to know me a little bit, I want to tell you a little about a couple of values I hold dear and the top issues I see Montpelier facing in the coming years. As mayor, I’m looking forward to focusing on three main areas: financial sustainability, environmental sustainability, and housing. The lack of affordable housing is a huge issue facing Montpelier today. Last weekend, I went to a meeting of a group called the Downsizers. This is a group of mostly retired Montpelier residents who would like to downsize while staying in Montpelier. At this meeting of over 70 people, they went over survey data, that showed that one of the group’s top priorities is affordability of housing. Affordability is also a concern for young families. I personally know a young couple that chose to live elsewhere in central VT because they could not find a home that was affordable in Montpelier. In fact, right now, one third of all Montpelier renters and mortgaged homeowners are considered housing burdened. That is to say, they are struggling to afford their homes. To help ease this burden, I will lead the council towards policies that create conditions conducive to growing the quantity and quality of our housing. Affordable housing will be a key part of Montpelier’s future success.Environmentally speaking, I have two main areas of concern. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m passionate about Montpelier’s net zero energy goal. That is to say, we want Montpelier to source its heating, electricity, and transportation energy from local, renewable sources. There is another environmental concern that I think is equally as pressing, and that’s our flood resiliency. Montpelier has a long history of flooding. We may not be able to prevent all future flooding, but we can enact policies that can ameliorate its impacts. We can take our stormwater masterplan seriously and figure out how to implement it. We can continue to make our combined sewer-water overflow points compliant with State statute. We can build out the army corps of engineer’s recommendations for the Montpelier portion of the Winooski. In terms of financial sustainability, I have always been willing to have difficult discussions about Montpelier’s budget. While I welcome those hard conversations about Montpelier’s finances, I’m also very realistic about the level of services that Montpelier residents expect. I have appreciated the framework the council used the past couple of years, where we looked at a set of discrete budget items and then deliberated about what we could afford. I’d like to continue that budgetary process because it was a framework that facilitated those tough budgetary choices. I want to take a minute to tell you about my values, and why I want pursue this position. A deeply important value to me is listening. I like to think that I will argue like I’m right, but I’ll listen like I’m wrong. I remember a few years ago when the council was about to face some really difficult budget choices, so we had a mid-year community forum to put the question to the people. We met in the cafeteria of the high school and put up posters on the walls with the different budget options, and people voted using little sticky dots. That process where people expressed their opinions with little colorful dots directly influenced our budget that year. I think the council works best and makes its best decisions when all voices and perspectives have been invited and heard. For this reason, I’d like to have more single-theme community-forum events, to create more spaces for people to participate in their city government. Another value that I hold dear and want to foster in others is civic engagement. About ten years ago a biology teacher at the high school came to me asking what type of renewable energy source we should use for the greenhouse. I took that question to my students. We analyzed all sorts of possibilities for that space. We looked at power from the Winooski; we looked into using rain water; we crunched numbers about what kind of power we could generate from bicycles. In the end, the students presented their conclusions to the principal, head custodian, and that biology teacher. Together they concluded that we should build bicycle generators and put solar panels on the roof of the greenhouse. The following year, my students wrote grants to fund those panels, and the year after that my students worked alongside a team of professionals to install the solar panels on the roof. Oh, and we did build bicycle generators in a summer school class. I did that because I believe deeply that every person can make a difference in their community and I wanted to give my students first-hand experience with changing their community. I want to live in a place where people feel empowered. It’s not just about my vision for the City, but it’s about the Montpelier we want to build together. I can’t do it alone. The future is not set in stone. We have to show up to build it. And I believe in showing up. I believe in participation is at the heart of democracy. It’s a value that I know a lot of Montpelierites share. Great things are happening in our city. Between our District Heat plant, freshly paved roads, new businesses on Barre Street and the Net Zero Montpelier competition, it’s an exciting time to live in Montpelier. I’m looking forward to steering Montpelier towards a sustainable future. Thank you. read more
The piles were fabricated by Windar in Aviles, Spain, while the jackets were manufactured by Navantia in Fene, Spain.Iberian Offshore and Metalmecanicas Herjimar took two days to complete the works, which temporarily strengthened the deck of the vessel, at the Port of Aviles.Iberian Offshore is a structural engineering firm specialised in the marine and offshore sectors.Metalmecanicas Herjimar specialises in the fabrication of metal structures for a variety of industries including naval construction projects, maintenance and repair, ancillary services, as well as port and other maritime construction.Photo credit: Iberian Offshore www.iberianoffshore.com www.herjimar.com Intermarine.com
The Sharks ran in four first-half tries to take charge of the contest, with two more following after the interval.The Bears, who gave Premiership debuts to six players, had just an Alapati Leiua interception to show for their efforts in the north west – and although disappointed, Lam described the defeat as ‘part of the learning process.’ Part of the learning process”This is a disappointing result, but we are a young team and we will learn from this,” he said.”Games like this give the player a chance to learn to continue in their development. This is a real positive as it gives us a chance to see how the players are learning.”The other big positive for us is the way the players reacted today. We know that Sale are a really good side, and a really direct side. But we have got young players smashing into some big guys and that is a positive.”But as part of the learning process, the guys have seen that the next level up for them is all in the details of their performances.” read more
As a reminder, the popular Vaha led the national team of Algeria for the last 3 years and led Desert foxes to the eighth finals of the World Cup in Brazil. However, on the last match Germany was stronger. On Friday, Vahid Halilhodžić will start to work on the position of trainer of a Turkish club Trabzonspor, was announced by Turkish media. Halilhodžić has already trained the players of Trabzonspor in the season 2005 to 2006. According to Turkish media, it is expected that Vaha will sign a two-year contract worth 3 million Euros. In Algeria, the supporters launched a petition in order for Vahid Halilhodzic to continue to lead the national team of Algeria, it seems that Vaha has already decided how to continue. (Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)