Boston Architectural College

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
December 03, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Dean & Faculty, Interior Architecure


The Boston Architectural College invites applications for the position of Dean for the School of Interior Architecture. The BAC seeks an academic leader for the students, an inspirational member of the faculty and a collegial partner with the other Deans, the administration of BAC and the community. The BAC is looking for a person who can provide outstanding academic leadership to students in the Bachelors and Masters Programs, broaden the BAC’s presence in the community through developing, promoting and maintaining positive and productive relationships with constituencies external to the College. The Dean will show effective interpersonal, collaborative and leadership skills with a commitment to diversity and a readiness to collaborate with other departments at the BAC.

The Dean is expected to lead student recruitment and retention through curriculum development, student support and instruction. He or she will have responsibility for the hiring and cultivation of new faculty and the continued development of all faculty by creating innovative and original initiatives for the School of Interior Architecture. The Dean will also be responsible for leading the CIDA accreditation process and developing and sustaining and productive relationship with the CIDA.

This is an exempt position that reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


· The ability to develop and manage the budget for the School of Interior Architecture and collaboratively develop and manage the budget for Interior Architecture.

· Excellent communication skills with students, colleagues, faculty and administrators in addition to outside constituencies such as accrediting bodies, design firms and the community.

· Experience in strategic planning – not only for the School of Interior Architecture but also in collaboration with other deans and administrators to develop and implement strategic planning for the entire BAC.

· Demonstrated ability to design, review and shape programs of study and curriculum to increase the overall effectiveness of the educational development of the students. Experience in creating assessments that will measure educational success and its relationship to student retention.

· Working knowledge of the accreditation standards pertinent to the School of Interior Architecture through CIDA and ability to actively support efforts for NAAB, LAAB, and NECHE accreditations. 


· Earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution in design, required Professional licensure or NCIDQ Certification, preferred


· Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership and strategic vision, in design education

· Experience in practice, or significant exposure to the field of professional design,

· Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques

· Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, colleagues, faculty and administrators at all levels of the College

· Skill in cultivating volunteers and nurturing their continued and effective involvement,

· Maintain collegial relationships with other departments that do not report to the Dean of Interior Architecture but provide key portions of the Interior Architecture curriculum. These departments include (but are not limited to) Practice, Liberal Studies, Design Media, Media Arts, Technology and Management, and Foundation. Relations with these other departments should include respect for their independent contributions, coordination of their efforts into a smoothly functioning whole, and support for them in determining and responding to the special needs of the architecture program

· Manage and lead from a cooperative and collaborative stance. Seek to create and express ideas and vision inclusively

· Ability to organize and lead projects

Apply by:
January 28, 2019
About this Organization:
The Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay, the BAC is an independent, accredited college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 800 degree program students, the BAC offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. The BAC stresses excellence in practice-based professional education, and accessibility to the design professions. The BAC has been recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing World-class Programs with High Distinction. BAC Professional & Continuing Education offers classes and certificate programs for design professionals and for those who wish to explore design, renew skills or increase expertise. The Landscape Institute continues its celebrated tradition at the BAC offering in-depth study of horticulture, landscape design, history and preservation. The BAC’s central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center for the discussion of design issues.