Search for University Jobs in Fine Arts

Job ID: 133635

Director - School of Design
Syracuse University

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2019
Title Director - School of Design
University Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, United States
Department School of Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Game Design/Animation
    Design - Product Design
    Design - Jewelery Design
    Design - Interior Design
    Design - Industrial Art/Design
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Design - Fashion & Textile Design
    Communications/Information Systems
    Art Administration

The School of Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University seeks a highly accomplished, energetic, and visionary leader to serve as its Director beginning July 1, 2020. The School seeks a Director with exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and advocacy skills who is innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative, a creative problem solver, and dedicated to sustainable practice. A Director who has demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of engagement with students, colleagues, and community members is a necessity. The Director’s overall responsibilities include staff and faculty hiring, supervision, curricular and program development and assessment, faculty professional development (promotion and tenure); student welfare and advisement; resource management; recruitment, advancement, and public relations.

With nearly a century of excellence in preparing designers for professional practice, the NASAD accredited, Research 1 School of Design exemplifies a commitment to uphold the highest achievement in creative and scholarly endeavors, and cultivates bold, imaginative, reciprocal local and global partnerships. The School of Design is comprised of 440 students and 43 faculty, with undergraduate majors in Communications Design, Design Studies, Environmental and Interior Design, Fashion Design, and Industrial and Interaction Design, minors in Design, Fashion, and Museum Studies, and graduate programs in Design and Museum Studies. Our students and faculty collaborate across the full spectrum of the University, enhancing our investigations into the complexities of contemporary design practice and scholarship, exploring and provoking transformative change.

For further information and to apply, visit job# 074921 (, or contact Search Committee Chair Professor Charles Morris,

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home Near Syracuse?

Looking for a higher education job?