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Employer Name: 
Boston Architectural College
Employment Category: 
Academic Faculty
Employment Category: 
Type of Employment: 
Full Time
Experience Level: 
5-9 years
Greater Boston
New England

The Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology Curriculum and Faculty is a full time, exempt position providing direction of the BAC's School of Architecture. This position reports to the Dean, School of Architecture.

I. Responsibilities and Duties:
Reporting to the Dean, School of Architecture, the Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology Curriculum and Faculty provides administrative leadership, program management, and curricular development of architecture programs for both onsite and online versions of Architecture Studio 4, Structures 2, Sustainable Systems, Building Systems, and Detailing and Construction – and others as needed. This role is 70% administrative and 30% teaching.

Role: Serve as administrative colleague, maintain and uphold standards of student experience, culture, and quality of education while serving the BAC’s distinctive institutional mission. Act as a leader to achieve the highest academic integrity and program development. Be responsible for the curricular quality, initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction, and general administration of these curricular areas within the collaborative organization of the School of Architecture and the College as a whole. Represent the needs of these curricular areas to and within the College. Hire, support, evaluate and communicate with faculty members, including the review of proposed syllabi and student evaluations of faculty performance, to ensure that the curricular learning goals are met. Remain current with developments in the discipline and the profession. Convene faculty meetings and coordinate appropriate collaboration of studio and building technology faculty. Provide support, advice, direction to, and communication with students throughout their education and program, including but not necessarily limited to the following: advise students regarding progress in their program, course selection, career guidance, and appropriate educational opportunities; manage student communications and resolve student questions and issues as they arise; and assist and provide support to Advising in the academic probation system and with students who are at academic risk. Plan, coordinate, and schedule the courses and activities in these areas with the other Schools and key departments (including managing waitlists). Develop, implement and manage requirements for student transfer and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit. Contribute as needed to accreditation reviews to which the College is subject. Develop and manage the faculty budget and provide this budget in a timely fashion to the appropriate departments in the College for incorporation into the School of Architecture and institutional budget. Recruit portfolio reviewers. Review student transfer credit requests in these curricular areas. As a faculty member, some research or practice is possible within this position with approval of the Dean, bur the first priority is fulfilling the responsibilities described above.
Teaching Requirement: two 3.0 credits (an approved studio, workshop, TSM course or other) each academic year
Primary Committees: Admissions, Portfolio Review, NAAB, Curriculum Committee
Co-Administered Events: Open House, New Student/Faculty Orientations, Intensives, Commencement, and others as needed. Collaborate with the admissions department and others in the College to promote the College, the School of Architecture and these curricular areas.
Goal: Work efficiently and collegially as a team of educators, encourage cross-pollination and a culture of research, connection to the city of Boston through professional and community engagement, exemplary practice, and research. Maintain collegial relationships with other departments, including Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design Studies, Library, Practice, Computing, Online Learning, Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid, Facilities, and Operations. Relations with these other departments will include respect for their independent contribution, coordination of their efforts into a smoothly functioning whole, and support for them in determining and responding to the special needs of the advanced studio and technology curriculum.

II. Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These people must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

III. Qualifications
NAAB-accredited Master’s degree in architecture required; experience teaching courses in design and building systems at graduate and undergraduate levels preferred; awareness or experience with professional design; experience in professional practice, and professional registration preferred.

IV. Requirements
Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, in design education.

Practice Knowledge
Experience in practice, or significant exposure to the field of professional design.

Outcomes orientation
Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques.

Ability to communicate effectively with students and professional colleagues, including excellent listening and understanding skills, and written, graphic and oral expression.

Faculty member cultivation
Skill in cultivating faculty and nurturing their continued and effective involvement.

Team Skills
Ability to lead or contribute effectively as a member of a team.

Project Management
Skills in breaking initiatives into discrete tasks, understanding dependencies, and communicating and tracking accountability for project completion and timeliness.