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Posted: 03/04/2015

Boston Architectural College
Design Studies

he Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Bostonís historic Back Bay, the BAC is an independent, accredited college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 800 degree program students, the BAC offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. The BAC stresses excellence in practice-based professional education, and accessibility to the design professions. The BAC has been recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing World-class Programs with High Distinction. BAC Professional & Continuing Education offers classes and certificate programs for design professionals and for those who wish to explore design, renew skills or increase expertise. The Landscape Institute continues its celebrated tradition at the BAC offering in-depth study of horticulture, landscape design, history and preservation. The BACís central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center for the discussion of design issues.

Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Boston, MA

The Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation is a part time position requiring approximately 24 hours per week average (see Time Commitment section below), exempt position providing direction of the BACs Bachelor of Design Studies and Master of Design Studies programs in Historic Preservation and leadership of preservation education across the institution.Some responsibilities include program leadership and management, program oversight, student support, curriculum review, program promotion, establishing relationships key departments at the college, research, teaching, training, advising, practice, and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Dean, School of Design Studies.

I. Responsibilities and Duties

Program Leadership and Management

Provide vision, leadership and management of the Historic Preservation studies in the School of Design Studies and within the Boston Architectural College as a whole.In general, the program leadership shall strive to achieve superior student support and services, the highest academic integrity, and rigorous program promotion and outreach.The responsibilities of this Director shall include, but are not necessarily limited to:

Program oversight

Be responsible for program quality, curricular initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction, student enrollment and financial management of the Historic Preservation programs within the collaborative organization of the School of Design Studies and the College as a whole.

Student Support

Provide support, advice, direction to, and communication with Historic Preservation students throughout their education and program, including but not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Advise students regarding progress in their program, course selection, career guidance, and appropriate educational opportunities.
  • Manage all student communications with support of the program Coordinator.
  • Manage the programs academic probation system, with support of the Advising Department, including identifying students at academic risk and providing support to them as appropriate.
  • For all first semester students, support the Admissions Department in tracking registration checkpoints for each student.
  • For all returning students, track registration and academic checkpoints for each student.
  • For Master students, oversee and support the program Coordinator in assisting students to plan for and attend the Intensives courses which occur in Boston and elsewhere.
  • For Bachelor students, assist students in finding and securing experiential learning opportunities through which they will be able to complete their BDS Practicum requirement.


  • Establish, manage and periodically review the Historic Preservation curricula for the Master, Bachelor and continuing education programs to establish and maintain the academic integrity of the program, including but not necessarily limited to:
  • Establish degree, curriculum, and satisfactory student progress requirements.
  • Review and approve course syllabi.
  • Remain current with developments in the field.
  • Hire, support, evaluate and communicate with all faculty in the Historic Preservation programs, and with faculty in other areas of study as may be necessary.
  • Present program curricula and syllabi to the Curriculum Committee as may be necessary.
  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule Historic Preservation courses and activities with key departments including on site, online, continuing education and the Intensives courses which occur in Boston and elsewhere.
  • Contribute as necessary to the all accreditation reviews to which the college is subject.

Program promotion

Collaborate with the admissions department in developing and implementing promotional efforts for the Master and Bachelor programs in the School of Design Studies including attending conferences and tradeshows, mounting advertising campaigns online and in print, maintaining the program website, using social media, advising potential students, and developing program printed materials.

General Administration

  • Convene a Preservation Advisory Council to provide direction and advice regarding the program and the curriculum.
  • Convene preservation faculty meetings.
  • Coordinate the appropriate collaboration of Historic Preservation faculty with faculty in other areas to integrate Historic Preservation concepts into the colleges curriculum as a whole.
  • Represent the needs of preservation education within the college faculty and staff bodies and committees.
  • Create preservation oriented activities at the BAC such as travel opportunities, lectures, conferences, and student groups.

Relationships with Key Departments within the College

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How to apply
Submit Resume and Cover Letter as one document to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12674791

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