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Faculty and Director, Special Projects

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Boston Architectural College - Boston, MA
Full Time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Start date: July 2024

Reporting to the Dean, School of Architecture, the position of Faculty and Director, Special Projects is a full- time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing teaching and administrative effort to the School of Architecture; providing academic excellence and prominence in design education and teaching, maintaining the highest level of academic integrity. 

The Faculty and Director, Special Projects provide administrative direction to the School of Architecture degree programs through successful project management, teamwork and a sense of unity that prioritizes and promotes student retention and persistence to graduation, and successful outcomes following graduation through a culture of academic engagement. 

Primarily provides administrative management, program management, and curricular development of architecture for Professional Practice, Practice Management, Project Management, Construction and Evaluation, and Programming, Human Factors and Codes, and others as needed. This role serves a crucial curricular connection to licensure in the school. This position ensures the vitality and stability of the academic coursework in professional practice onsite and online by creating a positive environment for adjunct faculty and students. This position collaborates with all Deans to direct incremental improvements and utilize a broad vision for shared coursework for Professional Practice, Practice Management, Project Management, Construction and Evaluation, and Programming, Human Factors and Codes, portfolio review, transfer credits, and advising graduate students. 

Provide support, advice, direction to, and communication with students, including but not limited to: advising students on their progress in the 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. 

This role is 70% administrative and 30% teaching and carries a teaching load equivalent to two 3.0 credit courses per year.   

Goal: Establish and deliver innovative coursework; 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. 

Architecture Events: Open House, New Student/Faculty Orientations, Portfolio Review, and Commencement 

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS: Serve as administrative colleague, provide academic advising to students, maintain and uphold standards of student experiences, culture, and quality of education while serving the BAC’s distinctive institutional mission. Achieve all NAAB Accreditation Standards and support in accreditation preparations. Lead and develop special projects, including new courses, collaborations with external institutions and organizations and internal task forces and committees to enhance architecture curricular learning goals; instigate competitions, forums, and workshops. Assist with the development of the new on-line Architecture program goals and representation standards. Support the ongoing development of the School of Architecture goals. Develop marketing and outreach materials to promote the School of Architecture (in collaboration with Admissions and Marketing). 

Qualifications

Primary Committees: Admissions, Portfolio Review, Curriculum Committee, and others as needed. 

ARCHITECTURE FACULTY: Assist in mentoring and serving faculty/courses/sections within the Master and Bachelor of Architecture (on-line and on-site) curricula, each semester, and others as required. Achieve all NAAB Accreditation Standards, including those associated with professional ethics and stakeholder roles and provide support in accreditation preparations. 

Curriculum: Assist with the development of new on-site and on-line courses within the architecture curricula for the Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs, and other areas as needed. 

Teaching Requirement: Teach two, 3.0 credit courses per academic year (Fall and Spring). 

Primary Committees: Curriculum Committee, Admissions and Transfer placement committees, Portfolio Review committee 

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA: Earned Master of Architecture degree from an accredited institution required. Professional licensure required. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Two to three years of experience teaching architecture with an expertise in innovative online education experience. 

Five to eight years of progressive experience in professional practice (managing projects and personnel) required. Professional registration required. Management experience in an educational setting and awareness or experience with professional design a plus. 

• Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, in architectural and design education 

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

• Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques. 

• Skill in cultivating faculty and nurturing their continued and effective involvement. 

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

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

• Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. 

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

• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously 

 

STANDARD EXPECTATIONS: 

Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires proven ability to develop professional positive rapport with other team members including support staff and senior staff. 

 

Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and other employees are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the facilities team as a professional representative of the BAC. 

 

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

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