Chair, Environmental Design, Faculty of Design

OCAD University

The Faculty of Design is seeking a dynamic and collaborative academic leader to assume the position of Chair of the Environmental Design program. The successful candidate will teach in the Faculty of Design and help to carry out the ethos of Respectful Design. The Environmental Design program focuses on designing ourselves back into the environment through expressive interior and architectural space. Projects are developed in an interior architectural, environmental and societal context, with thoughtful respect to the surrounding and pre-existing environments. 


Summary of Responsibilities :

The successful candidate will:

Provide academic leadership in designated program areas and support the implementation of the Academic Plan and strategic priorities of the University, including the Diversity & Equity Action Plan

Work closely with Associate Dean, Academic Affairs on the development of recruitment and retention strategy for designated programs, including the monitoring of enrolment projections/targets and the establishment of admissions team and criteria

Convene and Chair meetings with faculty and curriculum leaders to lead the review, development and implementation of new and revised curriculum, as well as propose curricular and program changes to the Curriculum and Innovation Committee of Faculty (CICOF)

Participate in undergraduate program reviews and in the preparation and implementation of the review’s recommendations in compliance with the OCAD U Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP)

Provide input in planning and preparation of the Faculty annual operating budget in consultation with the Director, Academic Relations, as well as oversee the accounts and provide periodic reports to the Dean regarding fiscal matters of the Environmental Design program

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North America

Toronto , Canada

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