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Director of Collaborative Practice

Boston Architectural College

Promoted BSA Member

About Boston Architectural College

The BAC is the largest independent college of spatial design in New England. Architecture and design is all we do, so the people who come to study, teach, and work here are crazy about design.

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About This Position

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is the only independent design school nationwide with accredited professional degrees that require candidates to enrich their emergent knowledge by simultaneously combining traditional instruction with regularly assessed practice-integrated learning outside a classroom. Within this dynamic, interdisciplinary setting, the Director of Collaborative Practice holds a full-time exempt position in the faculty providing strategic direction, teaching, and administrative leadership to serve all degree programs in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies. The appointment reflects an evolving, increasingly rigorous approach to practice-integrated, applied learning. It combines both curricular development and instruction in two foundation level core courses that develop cognitive skills and competencies through public interest design collaborations.

Responsibilities include program leadership and management; program oversight; student support, mentoring and advising; cultivating relationships with community, industry, and academic partners; faculty recruitment and training; collaborating with key departments at the college; research; teaching; practice; and other opportunities to grow an agile and innovative design education through practice. Core faculty members at the BAC are expected to teach, work with faculty, the dean, and other departments to develop curriculum, contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives, and engage in service. This position reports to the Dean of Practice.


  • Master’s degree in the area of design, design thinking, or related fields.
  • Evidence of expertise in the field.
  • An established record in curriculum development and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. K-12 experience is a plus.
  • Dedication to social impact, innovative antiracist and anti-oppression pedagogy, and research on emerging modes of practice.
  • Strong background in experiential learning serving diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness of collaborative leadership and project management skills.
  • Administrative experience in higher education setting is a plus.

Applicants should provide (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of intent with respect to the position along with teaching, administrative, and scholarly interests, (3) a list of 3 references with email addresses and telephone numbers, and (4) a portfolio of creative work including professional practice, teaching, research, and administrative accomplishments.

The Boston Architectural College embraces diversity and equal opportunity in employment and education. At the BAC, our mission is to provide excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities. The BAC’s diversity vision is to be an inclusive place for learning that represents a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, skills, and experiences where every member is respected, welcomed, and enabled to thrive. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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