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School Director-College of Art & Design

Company: Creative Heads, Inc.
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Faculty Discipline: 3D Digital Graphics, GraphicDesign, Industrial Design, Interior Design, New Media DesignFaculty Rank: ProfessorAnticipated Start Date:Detailed Job DescriptionThe College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute ofTechnology seeks a visionary leader for the position of Director of the Schoolof Design (SOD). The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading a diverseand accomplished faculty in the operation of the School's highly regarded BFA,MFA and MS degree programs; mentoring and evaluating faculty and staff; andcreating a supportive and stimulating environment for all students.The ideal candidate will have demonstrated passion for curriculumdevelopment and organizational management, and to work collaboratively to buildon the School's outstanding legacies to ensure a bright future. The SchoolDirector should be critically engaged in design's future in leading areas suchas health, sustainability, diversity in design, AI and machine learning, UI/UX,and XR. And be prepared to leverage RIT's unique, comprehensive school oftechnology with our highly regarded college of arts, crafts and design.This position appointment is for four years (12 months per year)and may be renewed. This is a tenured position that reports to the Dean of theCollege of Art and Design with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.Some responsibilities include:--- Leading short- and long-term strategic planning for the Schoolin conjunction with undergraduate and graduate program directors, staff, andCollege leadership. Including the development of non-traditional learning andengagement modalities.--- Spearheading School fundraising, development, outreach,recruitment, and marketing efforts.--- Ensuring robust and collaborative relationships with theleadership of the College and its other schools; with faculty, staff, andstudents of SOD; with the Vignelli Center of Design Studies, and other RITentities.--- Budgetary - managing the School's annual operating budget, andinitiating and proposing capital equipment and space improvement requests.--- Focus on student success metrics and outcomes, and enrichingfaculty scholarship and creative opportunities and productivity.THE DEPARTMENT: The internationally-recognized School of Designoffers five undergraduate programs and three graduate programs. The undergraduateprograms include 3D Digital Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, InteriorDesign, and New Media Design. The graduate programs include VisualCommunication Design, Industrial Design, and Integrative Design. All programsare supported by the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. SOD provides acreative community where students have the opportunity to discover their uniquetalents and expressive potential, while at the same time developing the skillsneeded to fulfill any creative or technical role in the expansive fields ofdesign. SOD has an enrollment of more than 750 undergraduate and 90 graduatestudents. The renowned alumni and faculty have been recognized as NationalDesign Award recipients, design leaders at some of the most respected companybrand in the world, and thought-leaders in the field of design and betteringthe human condition. To learn more, visit .THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is an acclaimedinstitution and the university's creative hub where art, design, science, andtechnology intersect. The College's five schools and multiple associatedinstitutes and research centers offer programs and exploration into the Arts,Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Technology, Photography and PhotographicSciences, and emergent arts and design forms. The range of innovative programsoffers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art usingcenturies-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. TheCollege of Art and Design has more than 2,000 students enrolled inundergraduate and graduate programs. Our alumni and faculty are makingimportant contributions to the world and have been recognized with some of themost prestigious honors including Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships,National Design Awards, Tony, Emmy and Awards, the MacDowell Medal, as well asvisible leaders in creative disciplines world-wide. .Required Minimum Qualifications--- MFA, PhD or in exceptional circumstances, demonstratedoutstanding scholarly and professional experience (academic, industry, etc.) indesign fields directly related to School programs and commensurate withleadership position may be considered;--- 3 years of administrative leadership experience (academic,industry, etc.) in related School fields;--- 3 years of college teaching experience at the graduate orundergraduate level in related School fields;--- Demonstrated record of promoting and developing opportunitiesfor collaboration in related School fields;--- Demonstrated knowledge of technologies and emerging trends inrelated School fields;--- Demonstrated leadership skills in administrative areas such asplanning; budgeting; student, faculty and staff recruiting; faculty and staffassessment; and the professional development of faculty and staff;--- Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college'scontinuing commitment to justice, equity, cultural diversity, pluralism, andindividual differences.Required Minimum Education LevelMFA, PhDRequired Application DocumentsCover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References,Portfolio of Students' Work, Portfolio of Work, Statement of DiversityContribution, Statement of Teaching PhilosophyHow To ApplyApply online at and search openingsfor the College of Art and Design. Please submit your application, curriculumvitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and upload thefollowing attachments:--- One page leadership philosophy--- One page scholarship philosophy--- One page teaching philosophy, as applicable--- PDF or a link to a website presenting examples of yourprofessional work--- PDF or a link to a website presenting examples of your students'work, as applicable--- List of courses taught with their descriptions, as applicable--- Names, phone numbers, and email contact information for fivereferencesRIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employerthat promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For moreinformation or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department ofEducation at ED.Gov.

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