Job Description Summary
Wentworth Institute of
Technology is seeking applicants interested in joining the Wentworth community as an Associate Dean for the School of Architecture
and Design. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture will support the Dean in the overall
administration of the school with particular attention to student success and affairs, undergraduate programs and design curriculum
development, internal and external assessment, and experiential learning.
This position requires a collaborative visionary leader to
harness the school’s potential for growth of its existing programs as well as lead in the development of new programs and initiatives. The
successful candidate will assist with accreditation for the professional design degrees, facilitate faculty scholarship initiatives, and
represent the School as an active participant on appropriate University committees. The Associate Dean will also serve as a conduit for
communication between the Dean’s office, laboratory staff, and University offices. The position requires a creative and collegial leader who
has interpersonal skills that demonstrate a high level of professionalism with the ability to communicate the School’s mission and vision
with faculty, staff and students. In addition to the administrative duties, the candidate will teach up to two courses per academic year in
their area of expertise.
Wentworth’s School of Architecture and Design offers highly respected programs in Architecture (BS and
M.Arch I, II, and III – NAAB accredited), Industrial Design (BS – NASAD accredited), and Interior Design (BS – CIDA accredited). The
School’s mission is to challenge and guide students of diverse backgrounds to become innovative design thinkers and leaders in their own
field. The school guides students to engage locally and globally, to explore advanced technologies, to collaborate within and across
disciplines, to gain industry experience via the Cooperative Education program, and to learn to design sustainably and equitably. The school
comprises of approximately 705 undergraduate students, 84 graduate students, 30 full-time faculty, 65 adjunct faculty, and 5 full-time
staff. The school has 30+ fulltime faculty and staff and serves approximately 800 students. Adjacently, the school has dedicated advisors in
the new Success Studio and in the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development. The Dean’s office includes two associate deans
and program directors as well operations manager, director of labs and academic coordinators.
In June 2019, Dr. Mark
Thompson became Wentworth’s fifth President and has since articulated a strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence,
high-value learning, transformational student experience, and next-generation partnerships. In September 2021, Dr. Sedef Doganer became the
Dean of School of Architecture and Design, one of five recently restructured schools at Wentworth, with strong commitment to recruit and
retain students with diverse backgrounds, foster a vibrant design community and learning environment for faculty and students, and build on
and expand current government, community, industry, and alumni partnerships.
Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The
University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic
information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive
To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit
the website https://wit.edu/about/diversity .
Interested applicants should apply at https://jobs.wit.edu. Please submit required documents.
All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations,
contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin Wells, at [email protected].
“Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a
statement detailing the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, and service/leadership philosophy, a statement discussing the applicant’s
commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a portfolio with teaching, research, and design
Review of applications begins April 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The
position is expected to be filled for Fall 2022″
Minimum Education Required: Terminal degree
Preferred Education: Doctoral degree
Minimum Work Experience Required: 3+ years
academic administration experience in design-related fields
Advertised Minimum Qualifications
Advertised Preferred Qualifications
Posting Number: S00698
Job Category: Professional
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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