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