Chatham University seeks a visionary leader for its Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture Programs that have a significant focus on sustainability.
The Director will be responsible for faculty recruitment, development, and performance management. He/she will provide curricular leadership; oversee programmatic accreditation; manage the undergraduate Interior Architecture program, the Master of Interior architecture program, and the Master of Science in Interior Architecture program (online), and the Master of Landscape Architecture program as well as online offerings in these programs; develop partnerships with area businesses and educational institutions; and, teach courses within his/her discipline.
The position is a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2013 and has a competitive salary that is commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition to the administrative functions, the position includes teaching, research, and service responsibilities.
Selected responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Assures academic integrity of University offerings in the Interior Architecture Department.
• Coordinates accreditation activities for the programs.
• Upholds the values and mission initiatives of the institution and ensures their integration into the programs.
• Assists in recruiting, hiring, and training of departmental faculty and staff.
• Directs student recruitment; interviews applicants, supports advising, retention, and enrollment management processes.
• Participates in the budgetary processes.
• Manages administrative functions (course outlines, course syllabi, mission, goals, textbook orders, library holdings, annual reports).
• Engages in teaching, scholarship and service roles appropriate for rank.
Minimum qualifications include:
1. A terminal degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Architecture or a related discipline that would allow for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level (MFA required, PhD preferred).
2. Evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level
3. Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate and graduate students.
4. Evidence of scholarly activity.
The successful candidate also will possess:
• An enthusiastic and dynamic personality, and a drive and desire to build strong, high-quality programs grounded in experiential and active learning opportunities and pedagogies;
• A proven record of building teams and establishing positive working relationships with senior officials, department chairs, employees and the general public;
• An ability to foster creative methods of improving student outcomes;
• Experience in web-based course management;
• Highly effective written and oral communication skills;
• A commitment to diversity and ethical practice.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers  and follow the directions to complete the application process. Applicants should also include a cover letter and resume in the application process.
Chatham University is an equal opportunity employer.