The Department of Interior Architecture (IARc) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for the position of Department Head. IARc is a community of scholars who embrace a wide variety of disciplines that inform the design theory and practice of the built environment, including interior design, architecture, product design, historic preservation, and other relevant specializations in the social sciences, arts, or humanities. With nine full-time faculty and an enrollment of 150 undergraduates and 15 graduate students, the department offers a CIDA accredited first professional (BFA) degree in Interior Architecture and a post-professional (MFA) degree in Interior Architecture.
We are a close-knit community of makers, doers, and scholars. The ideal candidate is an innovative and energetic leader who will make significant contributions to our studio-based undergraduate and graduate programs. We are looking for a collegial department head who can provide visionary leadership and direction to a dynamic department, guide shared governance and complex decision-making in an academic setting, and encourage across-disciplines work that promotes collaboration and community engagement. For additional information, please visit our website at www.uncg.edu/iar/.
UNCG is a minority serving institution: approximately 27% of our undergraduates are African Americans and 7%, Hispanic or Latino Americans. Forty-four percent of undergraduates receive Pell grants; and the Department of Education and other organizations have recognized UNCGs graduation rate for low-income students as among the best in the nation. We are especially proud of the success of our diverse student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity (http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/).
Department Head, 10-month appointment beginning August 1, 2017
oversee and manage budget, facilities, personnel, curriculum, and accreditation
stimulate and support departmental teaching, scholarship, and service
promote departmental achievements and accomplishments
represent the department in the college and university as well as professional organizations
continue an active program of peer-reviewed scholarship or creative activity
teach one course per semester in area of specialization
terminal degree in interior design or related field with demonstrated expertise in interiors
academic experience in both undergraduate and graduate education
previous administrative or professional leadership experience
established experience in professional organization(s) preferred
Salary is commensurate with experience.