Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research institutions offering degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine. Enrolling over 13,500 students, both graduates and undergraduates, Tulane students represent all 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries. Tulane’s main uptown campus of 110 acres includes over 90 buildings and houses the majority of its schools and colleges. The Tulane University Health Sciences Center in downtown New Orleans includes the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Tulane Medical Center, the School of Social Work, and Technology Services, while the Tulane National Primate Research Center is located in Covington, Louisiana. With 4,400 full-time employees, Tulane is one of the largest employers in New Orleans and is dedicated to attracting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students.

The Position

ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY ARCHITECT FOR TULANE UNIVERSITY

Reporting to the vice president for facilities, campus development, and services and working in close collaboration with the senior vice president/chief operating officer, the university architect (UA) develops, plans, and implements environmental, facility, and program planning activities; oversees all architectural and urban design for all campuses of the university; and directs all long-range campus planning. The UA has a leadership role in matters of campus aesthetics and the preservation of the Tulane University’s architectural heritage. The position works with the senior leadership of the University to lead the decision-making process for projects and tasks that affect the overall planning and image of the University. In addition, the UA directs land use, zoning, and regional development initiatives; coordinates preliminary architectural studies for new structures and alterations to existing structures and site development; and advises the University leadership on their planning and design projects affecting the Tulane community. With oversight of the University Planning Office, the UA supervises all projects that come through that office.

Essential functions include:

  • Coordinates and directs all campus planning activities for major university building construction and campus improvement projects
    • Lead the development of the project scope for procurement of professional services and actively participate in architectural/engineer selections.
    • Provide oversight for aesthetic and programming issues during project design.
    • Implement consistent application of campus design standards including all instructions and guidelines.
    • Compare schematic design, design development, and construction document submittals to the “design deliverable matrix” to ensure university expectations have been met prior to proceeding to the next phase of design.
    • Assist with the development, maintenance, and updating of architectural design and construction standards, professional service agreements, and related contractual documents utilized on University construction projects.
    • Provide oversight and guidance for environmental graphics, way-finding means, and site and building accessibility design to support progressive and consistent campus development.
    • Monitor projects from conception through commissioning; working directly with consultants and Tulane University Project Managers to ensure plans and specifications are being followed; and make recommendations regarding aesthetic substitutions and changes to approved plans.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains the university’s Master Plan
    • In conjunction with the university’s Master Plan, ensure that new structures on campus reflect the philosophies of the Master Plan.
    • As facilities are being designed, ensure consultants adhere to these and any other stewardship documents.
    • Oversee the implementation of the campus Master Plan(s).
    • Translate the vision and institutional direction set forth by the president into manageable, prioritized capital projects that are consistent with the long term Master Plan goals.
  • Provides aesthetic design oversight of major building construction and campus improvement projects
    • Provide guidance in the management and development of feasibility studies and pre-planning studies.
    • Coordinate through the levels of the facility planning process for the remodel, renovation, or construction of facilities. This includes space evaluation and analysis of university units with existing, new, or reallocated space to ensure the efficient and effective development and utilization of university space.
    • Prepare designs, plans, and specifications for various construction/deconstruction projects on campus.
    • Develop programming and feasibility studies for renovation and new construction projects for buildings, landscape, and other improvements.
    • Review Architectural submittals during the construction process to ensure the design intent is being met. Develop and maintain design standards and quality expectations for campus construction projects and communicate them to consultants, contractors, and others performing work on campus.
  • Other
    • Performs other duties as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description.
    • Act as a part of a team and demonstrate flexibility and collaboration.
    • Operate with an awareness of fiscal responsibilities and constraints.
    • Responds expediently and effectively to work requests from clients and consultants.
    • Communicate in a manner that is clear, professional, and
    • Help resolve problems and issues quickly and

HISTORY OF THE POSITION

The previous University Architect served Tulane for approximately three years. After her departure, the institution spent some time evaluating the position before launching a national search.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

The new university architect will encounter the following opportunities, priorities, and challenges:

  • The campus and community culture as well as the natural environment (silt, storm water management, trees) of New Orleans is unique.
  • Enhancing the quality of campus not only through design but also how the campus and buildings perform.
  • Demonstrated record of creatively thinking and pushing hard to obtain as much value for dollars spent as possible.
  • The staff is passionate, talented, and committed.
  • Working to artfully fill the gap between the historic buildings and new construction.
  • This position will interact with many internal and external stakeholders with competing interests at times.
  • The current project delivery process needs some improving for both the office staff and the end-user.
  • Currently, Tulane has $300 million in capital projects in various phases.
  • Excellent opportunity to set specific institutional standards and guidelines for branding, finishes, and fixtures for buildings.
  • Make a mark in terms of design in one of America’s great cities known for its rich culture.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

At an appropriate interval after joining Tulane, the following items will initially define success for the university architect:

  • The successful completion of two new campus buildings (one residential, with 728 new beds, and one academic) and other key institutional priorities are moving forward.
  • The project delivery process has been effectively improved.
  • End-users/customers feel engaged with the entire process, receiving what they want while ensuring the best for Tulane.
  • Provide focus and energy to current and future projects.
  • Staffing needs of the office have been evaluated and a plan is in place; staff is happy and feel valued.
  • The position has become a trusted, respected member of the Tulane and New Orleans community.
  • A new, distinct vibe permeates the uptown campus with a more academic feel.
  • New technology has been implemented to facilitate service and information sharing.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited institution with a minimum of ten years’ directly related experience in architecture or environmental design. Louisiana Architectural registration or NCARB Certification required at the time of application with Louisiana Architectural registration required within six months of hire date. Further, the UA will hold a current LEED accreditation (such as LEED Green Associate). Candidates will have excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize projects and work independently in meeting assigned goals; exceptional oral and written communication skills; the ability to interact professionally and courteously with internal and external contacts at all levels; and the ability to work collegially with a wide variety of constituencies possessing various levels of planning and design knowledge. Self-motivated with solid management skills; ability to gather and thoroughly analyze information to make well-founded recommendations to the University’s senior administration; capable of taking the initiative to resolve problems; and a strong focus on customer service are all qualities of the next UA. The successful candidate will possess the ability to utilize design software programs including, but not limited to, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite, and to learn new software programs.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in architecture, environmental studies, or a related field and experience working in a university or institutional setting and/or in an academic environment with students.

In addition to the above-stated qualifications and characteristics, Tulane stakeholders identified the following characteristics as important to the university architect (in no particular order):

  • Transformative, innovative, and collaborative leader with a readiness to try new ideas, approaches, and technologies;
  • Solid planning and space planning skills with experience with space planning software;
  • Commitment to and familiarity with working within the structure of an institutional master plan(s);
  • Proven record of innovative design incorporating energy efficiency and sustainability features;
  • Possess a genuinely inclusive leadership style that is confident, approachable, motivational, and transparent, with the ability to be firm, clear, direct, and consistent with staff and others;
  • Political acumen coupled with tact to effectively work within a political culture;
  • An effective communicator with the ability to reach all levels of the University, community, and contractors, especially in advocating for the needs of the department and what is best for the institution;
  • Experience successfully navigating a residential college/university environment with multiple stakeholders both on and off campus and a genuine understanding of the needs of an academic/research focused institution;
  • A strategic and data-informed decision-maker who is also able to think quickly and execute as necessary;
  • Project a high degree of energy and enthusiasm for the work;
  • Capacity to quickly build trust and forge intentional, beneficial partnerships;
  • Transparent, fair supervisor willing to work with and advocate for staff and their needs;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to clearly share intent and information as well as listen and respond to all institutional and community stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated experience in embracing and utilizing new and innovative technology;
  • A great collaborator across departments and external colleagues dedicated to finding solutions that positively represent all stakeholders;
  • A strong voice, solid sense of self, and fortitude to advocate for what is best for Tulane;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to sustainability in all new construction and renovations;
  • Ability to help senior leadership understand the nuances of design and planning, while keeping them accurately informed on all projects and new initiatives in a timely manner;
  • Preservation minded, respecting the past while moving forward with an eye for modern design;
  • Excellent problem solving and strategic planning skills;
  • A comprehensive commitment to customer service as one of the top priorities of the position;
  • An innovator with a futuristic orientation, willing to try new opportunities, take risks, remain informed on new trends and best practices, and lead significant change processes;
  • Ability to listen carefully, ask knowledgeable questions, learn the department, the institution, the city and their intricacies, accept input from staff, and then make well-informed decisions;
  • Ethical leader with the utmost integrity and a good steward of institutional resources; and
  • A willingness to be visible on campus, to participate in the life of the campus, and to provide service wherever requested.

THE DIVISION OF CAMPUS SERVICES: AN OVERVIEW

The Division of Campus Services

The 400+ staff deliver services as diverse as the community they serve. They are dining and vending, ID cards, parking and transportation, facilities and construction, mail, bookstores, computer store, university architect and planning, recycling and sustainability, event services, and childcare, and their role is to support Tulane’s living, learning, teaching, and research communities.

In addition to being on campus seven days a week, they also offer one-stop shop customer engagement offices on both the downtown and uptown campuses. Their customer engagement staff are cross-trained to assist with dining, vending, Splash Cards, parking, and facilities-related matters as well as answer general questions about Campus Services and the university.

Mission, Vision, & Values of Campus Services

Mission

Develop, enable, and resource the Campus Services team to provide the highest levels of support to the university’s living, learning, teaching, and research communities through the sustainable delivery of exceptional and innovative services.

Vision

Services that enhance university life.

Values

  • Accountable
  • Collaborative
  • Efficient
  • Honest
  • Innovative
  • Respectful
  • Service-Minded
  • Transparent

Leadership of Campus Services

Randy Philipson – Vice President, Facilities, Campus Development & Services

A New Orleans native, Randy Philipson is currently serving as the vice president for facilities management and campus development at Tulane University.

An LSU graduate, he launched his career in 1998 as the first event coordinator at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Prior to 1998, the PMAC, in its 25 years of existence, had not had an event coordinator. During his tenure at the PMAC, Philipson coordinated the Inaugural Ball for Governor Mike Foster, LSU Basketball Games, NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Tournaments, and LSU Gymnastics.

Philipson returned to New Orleans in 2000 as an event coordinator and later manager of event services for the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena. His responsibilities included coordinating various events such the Super Bowl XXXVI Friday Night Party and Pre- and Post-Game Shows, NCAA Women’s Volleyball and Basketball Final Fours, Nokia Sugar Bowl, SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the BCS National Championship Game, and Microsoft meetings which included Microsoft’s second largest annual company meeting. Philipson also acted as the event coordinator for all of the New Orleans Hornets events from their inception in the city.

In 2005, Philipson was named the director of event services at the SMG-managed Baton Rouge River Center. There, he oversaw the Event Services department as well as coordinating events including the Miss Teen USA Beauty Pageant, Hollydays, and the Baton Rouge Business Report Biz Tech Expo.

In 2006, Philipson once again returned to the Superdome and New Orleans Arena as director of engineering & operations. In this position, he supervised the Operations, Engineering, Housekeeping, Production, and Technical Services Departments. These departments are responsible for the set-up, tear down, cleanliness, and technical aspects of every event in the facilities. He was also responsible for the safety program, emergency/severe weather planning, FF & E procurement, pest control, preventive maintenance programs, annual inspections, and union negotiations/relations.

In 2011, Philipson was named the regional director of operations for SMG, covering the southern region. In this capacity, he oversaw and served as a resource for the directors of operations in 30 facilities. Further, he determined the course of the corporate operations initiatives in conjunction with the three other regional directors and the vice president of operations for SMG.

In July of 2013, Philipson was named director of facilities for SMG New Orleans. In this role he worked with the various state-owned properties under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District as well as on various SMG development projects around the country.

In July of 2015, Philipson was hired at Tulane University as the vice president of facilities management and campus development. As vice president, Randy Philipson oversees the University Planning Office in its mission to support and implement the University’s Strategic and Master Plans and its goals for institutional development through the physical environment and building resources of the University. The University Planning Office coordinates and directs campus planning activities for major university construction and campus improvement projects and assists departments and divisions with space and physical facilities planning. This includes oversight of Capital Projects, Real Estate, University Services (Auxiliaries), and Facilities Services.

The Office of the University Architect

The Office of the University Architect is responsible for leading Tulane University’s planning efforts to create campus environments which support living, learning, teaching, and research. This is achieved by guiding campus design, master planning, space planning, and facilities data management.

The university architect is responsible for the planning, scope and visual implementation of any new structure, garden, pathway, or amenity placed in the Tulane campus context and serves as the eyes and ears of the University’s aesthetic and physical development.

Organizational Chart

Campus Services Organizational Chart – Senior Leadership Team

An Overview of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the underlying infrastructure of Tulane University in full support of the university’s academic mission and vision. Led by senior vice president and chief operating officer Patrick Norton, the office oversees all operational divisions of the university, including Finance, Facilities Management, Capital Planning and Real Estate, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Services, Risk Management, Campus Police, Internal Audit and Emergency Preparedness, and Business Continuity. For more information about the divisions, staff, and strategic initiatives of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer at Tulane University:

Leadership of the Division

Patrick Norton – Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Norton is the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Tulane University. In this role, Mr. Norton is responsible for all operational aspects of the university, including Finance, Facilities Management, Capital Planning and Real Estate, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Services, Risk Management, Campus Police, Internal Audit and Emergency Preparedness, and Business Continuity.

A determined leader, Patrick brings an entrepreneurial energy to his work. Over the course of his career he has successfully brought financial rigor and innovation to organizations seeking comprehensive solutions. As the chief operating officer, Patrick is charged with creating an environment fueled by innovation, discovery, and discipline, while ensuring the financial and operational stability of Tulane University. As the most senior non-academic officer, his broad portfolio represents the underlying infrastructure supporting the academic mission and vision of the university.

After joining Tulane in 2016, Mr. Norton undertook an extensive review of the university’s fiscal practices, investments, and opportunities. Because of his initial work and leadership, Tulane University has reversed its course of deficit spending and is building a financial culture of empowered leaders, rigorous planning, and effective execution. Seen by many as an unlikely entrepreneur, Mr. Norton has demonstrated a unique approach to his work. In his short tenure he has redesigned the university’s approach to budgeting, creating the opportunity for deans to act as their own CEO – allowing for innovative programing and investment at the school level. Mr. Norton has also ensured the university can extend its impact and increase the accessibility of its renowned instruction by investing in the development of online course offerings and summer programming.

A passionate member of the community, Mr. Norton devotes considerable time to organizations committed to New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. He is a member of the board at Tulane Medical Center and is a board member at New Orleans College Prep., a pre-K through grade-12 charter school network.

Prior to being named the COO of Tulane, Mr. Norton was the vice president for finance and treasurer at Middlebury College, located in Middlebury, Vermont.

Mr. Norton is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in Accounting, a graduate of Columbia University with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership, and a Certified Public Accountant. He is

Institution & Location

INSTITUTION: AN OVERVIEW

Institutional History

Tulane University, founded in 1834, is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, it takes pride in being a part of this select group of universities with “preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” The schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine.

Research in many disciplines has flourished at Tulane through the establishment of centers such as the Newcomb College Institute, the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, the Murphy Institute, the Tulane Cancer Center, the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy, and the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women. The university is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity.” Of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only two percent of universities nationwide.

Tulane strives to connect its values and mission to the needs of the city of New Orleans, the state, and the nation. Community involvement is now more important than ever, as the university participates in the rebirth of New Orleans. Faculty and staff lend their expertise to rebuilding efforts, and students gain real-world experience while putting their skills to use in the community.

The undergraduate experience is marked by close student-faculty interaction, a variety of campus programs, and a diverse student body representing all 50 states and more than 40 different countries. Tulane undergraduates will have full-time faculty teaching them right from the start. Combining that kind of educational experience with the opportunity to be involved in the largest urban renewal project ever undertaken in the United States results in a college experience found only at Tulane, only in New Orleans.

With 4,400 employees, Tulane is the largest employer in New Orleans. The university is dedicated to attracting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students as it moves forward toward its goal of universal recognition as one of the world’s preeminent educational and research institutions.

Tulane University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees.

New Orleans = Tulane

New Orleans in 1834 was one of the busiest international port cities in the world. But the city wasn’t just importing goods from across the world; they were also importing deadly diseases like yellow fever, malaria, and smallpox. In an effort to treat these diseases, learn more about them, and train more doctors, the Medical College of Louisiana was formed.

By 1847, the Medical College of Louisiana was a newly established public institution, the University of Louisiana. But in 1884, wealthy merchant Paul Tulane, a native of Princeton, New Jersey, wanted to express his appreciation for the city that made him his fortune. He donated more than $1 million in land, cash, and securities “for the promotion and encouragement of intellectual, moral, and industrial education.” His generous gift transformed the University of Louisiana into Tulane University. In 1886, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College was established as Tulane’s co-ordinate college for women.

More than 180 years later, Tulane University has become one of the most respected educational and research institutions in the country. Tulane is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with “preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Tulane also is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity.” Of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only two percent of universities nationwide.

In July, 2014 President Mike Fitts was named the 15th President of Tulane. President Fitts has ushered in a new era at Tulane focused on creating the most meaningful student experience anywhere and greatly increasing and deepening the university’s level of interdisciplinary teaching and research. His efforts are quickly establishing Tulane as a place where the best minds from the widest array of fields seek solutions to the world’s most pressing problems through cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation.

About New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a major U.S. port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. With a population of approximately 390,000, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, its music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The city is often referred to as the “most unique” in America.

New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. New Orleans is world-famous for its abundance of unique architectural styles that reflect the city’s historical roots and multicultural heritage. Though New Orleans possesses numerous structures of national architectural significance, it is equally, if not more revered for its enormous, largely intact (even post-Katrina) historic- built environment.

Many styles of housing exist in the city, including the shotgun house (originating from New Orleans) and the bungalow style. Creole townhouses, notable for their large courtyards and intricate iron balconies, line the streets of the French Quarter. Throughout the city, there are many other historic housing styles: Creole cottages, American townhouses, double-gallery houses, and raised center-hall cottages. St. Charles Avenue is famed for its large antebellum homes. Its mansions are in various styles, such as Greek Revival, American Colonial, and the Victorian styles of Queen Anne and Italianate architecture. New Orleans is also noted for its large, European-style Catholic cemeteries, which can be found throughout the city.

Visit the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce website: http://neworleanschamber.org/.

Mission Statement

Tulane’s purpose is to create, communicate, and conserve knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to think, to learn, and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom.

Tulane pursues this mission by cultivating an environment that focuses on learning and the generation of new knowledge; by expecting and rewarding teaching and research of extraordinarily high quality and impact; and by fostering community-building initiatives as well as scientific, cultural, and social understanding that integrate with and strengthen learning and research. This mission is pursued in the context of the unique qualities of our location in New Orleans and our continual aspiration to be a truly distinctive international university.

Master Plan

The Tulane University Master Plan will produce a holistic and integrated assessment of the campus environment with the goal of coordinating the institutional mission with the physical development of the campus.

Themes for the master planning process:

-Build community

-Enhance a sense of place

-Engage New Orleans

-Facilitate connectivity

-Integrate efficiency into decision-making

Leadership

Michael A. Fitts – President

Michael Fitts is the 15th president of Tulane University. He arrived at Tulane in July 2014, bringing with him a strong emphasis on heightening cross-disciplinary education and research.

President Fitts believes students and higher education institutions can set themselves apart in a fast-changing world and ever-shifting economy through the combining of different fields and skills. In his first year at Tulane he launched task forces to lead the university in deepening its unique strengths for interdisciplinary collaboration. He sees powerful advantages in the university’s manageable size, its wide selection of professional schools, the unified undergraduate college, and multiple cross-disciplinary projects already in place. He aims to create the most engaged undergraduate experience in the country through this rethinking of academic options, residential living, extracurricular activities, and more. In graduate education and research he will foster intellectual cross-pollination that can produce solutions to some of the world’s most fundamental problems.

This focus also extends to Tulane’s physical campuses. President Fitts has initiated a campus master planning process with a 21st century vision of spaces redesigned to promote connections. That includes drawing people together from different parts of campus and linking different functions of the university, such as residence halls with dining hubs and academic venues.

Another avenue for making connections is public service, an area where Tulane is a leader in higher education. President Fitts lauds the pursuit of community work for its power to show students how theory connects with practice. It gives them real-world experience with the concepts they study in class. His vision for the university includes enhancing the ties between public service and academics.

Before arriving at Tulane, President Fitts served 14 years as dean of the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized for greatly boosting that school’s offerings in interdisciplinary education. He also presided over a quadrupling of Penn Law’s endowment, a more than 40 percent increase in the size of the Law School faculty and a doubling of all forms of student financial aid. He oversaw the rebuilding or renovation of the entire Law School campus. The Law School’s Board of Overseers named a faculty chair, a scholarship, and an auditorium at the school in his honor.

President Fitts is a native of Philadelphia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1975. Inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird and its heroic protagonist, Atticus Finch, he attended Yale Law School. He was editor of the Yale Law Journal and received his juris doctorate in 1979.

He served as a clerk for federal judge and civil rights advocate Leon Higginbotham, who became a mentor to him. President Fitts then worked as an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, where he served as outside counsel to the President, White House, and Cabinet.

His teaching career began at Penn Law in 1985. He has written extensively on presidential power, separation of powers, executive branch decision-making, improving the structure of political parties, and administrative law. He served as president of the American Law Deans Association.

President Fitts and his wife, Renée J. Sobel, Esq., have two adult children.

Dr. Robin Forman – Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Dr. Forman was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in September 2016. He previously served as dean of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University. He has held faculty and administrative appointments at Rice University and has served as an instructor at MIT and as a visiting professor at the University of Burgundy, Harvard University, and the Mathematical Research Institute. Dr. Forman received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctoral degree in mathematics from Harvard University. His research, which has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, focuses on combinatorial methods in topology and geometry.

The Student Body

Enrollment 2018-19

  • Undergraduate: 8,610
  • Graduate and Professional: 5,452
  • Total: 14,062 — 8,221 females and 5,841 males

Tulane University’s admitted first-year students for fall 2018 represent one of the most diverse and academically qualified in Tulane’s history. 38,500 students applied to Tulane this year and 17 percent were admitted. The average converted SAT score for this cohort is 1456. 22 percent are students of color. And, five percent are international students, representing 30 countries or territories, including China, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey, Canada, Ecuador, Panama, and Egypt

For detailed enrollment profiles:

https://registrar.tulane.edu/enrollment-profiles

Academic Programs

The creation, communication, and conservation of knowledge is the core mission of any university; however, Tulane University also places the holistic development of each student, as an individual, at the heart of that mission. Students select degree programs in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work. These world-class educational and research programs define Tulane, as does its unique relationship to the culturally rich and diverse city of New Orleans, which informs and inspires its scholarship and enhances the academic experience of its students.

Schools and Colleges

  • School of Architecture
  • B. Freeman School of Business
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Medicine
  • Newcomb-Tulane College
  • School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of Social Work

Benefits Overview

As an employee of Tulane University, you have the following benefits available to you:

  • Medical
  • Dental plan option
  • Vision care
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Tax-sheltered annuities program
  • Vacation and holiday schedule
  • Tuition benefits at Tulane for employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents.

For additional information, please visit the Tulane University’s benefits page on their website: https://hr.tulane.edu/benefits/benefits

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at hjl@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Tulane University website at www.tulane.edu

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.