Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Richmond, VA
May 19, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Position # FAA820
Located in Doha, Qatar

VCUQatar ( is the international branch campus of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts (VCUarts). Located in Richmond, Virginia, VCUarts ( is the top-ranked public art school in the U.S. VCUQatar was established in 1998 through a partnership with the Qatar Foundation and offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and painting & printmaking; a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history; and a Master of Fine Arts degree in design. Located in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, VCUQatar is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The current student body represents a diverse range of nationalities with students coming from 41 countries.

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will provide collaborative leadership to guide and administer BFA programs in Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting and Printmaking; a BA in Art History; and an MFA in Design Studies. The Associate Dean will support an innovative education and research community in partnership with the Senior Director of Academic Advising and Career Services, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Registration Services, and a committee of the academic chairs and directors. The Associate Dean will foster a shared contemporary vision and purpose among all academic departments; be an equitable administrator and enthusiastic advocate for VCUQatar and VCUarts; promote excellence in teaching; and oversee and encourage research and creative activity, teaching, service, and public engagement that demonstrates the richness of diversity in the learning experience and will ensure the integration of multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods and research tools. The position oversees the academic departments and the library. Successful candidates will have a PhD or terminal degree in design, visual art, or in a related or creative field, with relevant experience in an academic career.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU and VCUQatar is required.

Position announcements, qualifications, and application instructions are available at:

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.


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