Dean, Faculty of Design

OCAD University

OCAD College acknowledges the ancestral territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit score, the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabeg and the Huron-Wendat, who’re the unique homeowners and custodians of the land on which we reside, work and create.

OCAD College , Canada’s largest and oldest artwork and design college, is a vibrant neighborhood of daring, curious and compassionate artists, designers and students who’re imagining and making a joyful, equitable and sustainable world. The College is an internationally famend hub for artwork, design, digital media, analysis, innovation and creativity, and humanities administration. It embracescollaborative andinterdisciplinary approaches to change-making through art, design-thinking curriculum andresearch, making OCAD U a local, regional, nationalandglobal leader in artwork and design.

College students profit from hands-on studio studying in small lecture rooms and have entry to state-of-the-art outlets and studios for each conventional and digital creation. Alongside a various and supportive workforce of instructors and friends, college students acquire employable expertise. Graduates work in quite a lot of sectors akin to promoting, city planning, environmental design, gaming, movie, animation, publishing, illustration, graphic design, product design and consultancy, material-based design, visible arts and humanities administration.

As OCAD U continues to drive impression as a pacesetter in artwork and design training, the establishment is looking for its subsequent Dean to guide the College of Design. The College of Design at OCAD U pursues the creation of equitable impression within the imagining of a joyful, artistic, and inclusive society via design and is primed to proceed bolstering its affect at native, nationwide, and world ranges.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Educational & Provost, the Dean of Design is accountable for the management of the College’s instructional and analysis improvement, facilitating neighborhood and institutional partnerships, enhancing the coed expertise, and aligning the objectives of the College of Design with the College’s Educational and Strategic Plan and its seven overarching priorities. The Dean extends the capability of college via championing their imaginative and prescient, wants and evolution. Moreover, the Dean develops and implements strategic priorities and initiatives to advance decolonization, fairness and sustainability, and promotes optimistic transformation and alter inside the College of Design.

Working collaboratively and in shut session with the Deans of the College of Artwork, College of Arts & Science and Faculty of Graduate Research, the Dean of Design promotes efficient administration of the College’s tutorial applications, analysis, outreach, helps its instructional objectives, and enriches College life. The Dean promotes excellence in analysis, skilled observe and educating inside the College.

To excel on this position, you must display profound experience and wealthy expertise inside your specialised subject. Your instructional background ought to replicate a basis rooted in a studio-based setting, and you ought to be extensively acknowledged as a number one authority in your topic or skilled area. As the popular candidate, your substantial file in educating, analysis, {and professional} accomplishments ought to span throughout a number of of the College’s program areas, enabling you to successfully and innovatively advance equitable impression inside the realm of design.

As an achieved educator and profitable postsecondary training administrator, you will have a confirmed observe file of robust management, program and college advocacy, curricular improvement and administrative expertise. You stroll the discuss in the case of decolonization, sustainability and social justice, with a eager and demonstrated understanding of tips on how to embed these core rules into tutorial programming, organizational tradition, artistic observe and the coed expertise.

You’re caring, compassionate and dedicated to supporting, mentoring and training others within the College and throughout the establishment. You’re a dynamic communicator, an adept drawback solver, and have glorious facilitation and negotiation expertise that you simply use to foster collegial and respectful consensus-building. You might have important expertise efficiently planning and managing a finances and excel in a fundraising capability by nurturing significant, reciprocal relationships and partnerships. You might have a complicated diploma in design or different associated self-discipline, or equal.

In case you are concerned about shaping the experiences of the following technology of creatives, as a part of a forward-looking tutorial establishment, we’d love to listen to from you. Please e mail any inquiries to Mike Younger ([email protected] ). To use, please go to  

As an establishment dedicated to artwork, design, digital media and associated scholarship, OCAD College (OCAD U) acknowledges the profound and important worth that range brings to the creation, reception and circulation of artistic practices and discourse. OCAD U understands that valuing various artistic practices and types of information are important to and enrich the establishment’s core mission and imaginative and prescient as an artwork and design college with a neighborhood and world scope.

  As an employer dedicated to employment fairness, we encourage purposes from members of equity-seeking communities together with ladies, racialized and Indigenous individuals, individuals with disabilities, and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

  We encourage members of designated equity-deserving teams to self-identify inside the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire .

   To be able to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous tenure-track school and tutorial directors, precedence in hiring shall be given to certified racialized and Indigenous individuals who self-identify as such within the software course of. This initiative is a particular program below the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

  OCAD U is dedicated to offering an inclusive and barrier free expertise to candidates with accessibility wants. Requests for lodging could be made at any stage throughout the recruitment course of. Please contact Individuals & Tradition for extra info or consult with OCAD U’s Coverage of Lodging in Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

  All certified individuals are inspired to use; nevertheless, Canadians and everlasting residents of Canada shall be given precedence. Whereas we thank all candidates for his or her curiosity, solely these short-listed shall be contacted.

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