Dean of Graduate Studies

Columbus, Ohio
Jan 03, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean of Graduate Studies
Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) is seeking a visionary leader for its two graduate programs, Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts: New Projects and Master of Design in Integrative Design. The Dean will provide the strategic leadership to grow the programs and in support of CCAD's Strategic Plan work collaboratively with the graduate chairs and CCAD faculty to develop new programs. In addition, the Dean will oversee the college's renowned Beeler Gallery, a premier exhibition center of contemporary art, and MindMarket, a collaborative space that connects the college with the private sector, government, non-profit and for-profit industries.


CCAD is looking for an entrepreneurially-minded, creative professional who can manage the connections and promote innovation between graduate studies, real world projects with external partners, and exhibition programming. In addition, the Dean of Graduate Studies provides oversight in the graduate admissions and assessment of programs. Experience in managing a gallery or an incubator space a plus.


The successful candidate demonstrates substantive knowledge, enthusiasm, and success in supporting faculty and students, and fostering diversity in the graduate curriculum, faculty and programming. Candidates for CCAD's Dean of Graduate Studies should have a distinguished record of professional activity and significant experience in higher education with demonstrable administrative and leadership skills. Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as the highest standards of personal and academic integrity are required. The Dean would be expected to remain engaged in active teaching in the classroom, workshops or lectures.


In Practiceor Research: We seek a candidate who is actively engaged in contemporary art and design worlds in business, education and/or scholarship with a reputation in design and education communities through publications or presentations in national and international venues.


In Teaching: We are seeking a candidate who has experience teaching at the graduate level, has experience with quality assessment, and who understands how to strengthen the connections between undergraduate and graduate students and curricula.


In Service: We are seeking a candidate, who can engage faculty, students, staff, and alumni in shaping the culture and student experience in Graduate studies, and who can expand collaborative relationships with external partners. We are seeking a candidate who has a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all its forms and an ability/desire to implement new strategies to pursue equity and excellence.


Position: Dean of Graduate Studies


Qualifications: A terminal degree in an appropriate field; established record of professional accomplishments as documented by publications, presentations, and/or executed projects, and at least 5 years of teaching experience, including leadership in higher education is required.


Application Deadline: Priority given to candidates who apply by February 9, 2018.


Date of Hire: Summer 2018


Please apply by visiting and searching for Dean of Graduate Studies, Columbus College of Art & Design.


About CCAD: Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students choose from 12 majors: Photography, Industrial Design, Contemporary Crafts, Advertising & Graphic Design, Comics & Narrative Practice, Animation, Illustration, Fine Arts, Fashion Design,
Interior Design, Studio Art with Emphasis in History of Art & Visual Culture and Film and Video. Graduate curriculum includes a Master of Fine Art (New Projects) and a Master of Design (Integrative Design). With strong exhibition and visiting artists programs and a commitment to the integration of business and art, CCAD is a leader in art and design education.


About Columbus: Columbus is among the Top 10 best U.S. cities for new college grads and one of the top 10 creative scenes in the country as well as one of the 15 most affordable cities in the U.S. As one of the nation's largest college towns Columbus is the type of city where creative activities flourish. There are eight distinct cultural districts that surround CCAD and there are more than 165 restaurants, pubs, and clubs in downtown alone. CCAD is a campus community located in the heart of this vibrant city.


EEO Statement: As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD sees Art & Design as universally inclusive and inherently unbiased. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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