The School of Design at Pratt Institute seeks a dynamic and visionary leader with outstanding communication, listening and organizational skills who will build upon the strengths of the existing programs to serve as Chairperson of the Interior Design department. The department is a world-renowned leader in the field and currently offers a 60 credit MFA, a 126 credit BFA that is CIDA accredited and a minor in interior design for undergraduates. The Chairperson is responsible for the overall management and future direction of department’s academic programs, in accordance with Pratt’s mission and in support of the institution’s strategic plan. The chairperson will assume academic and administrative leadership of the department and will develop programs to complement, enhance and build upon the prestige and reputation of our Interior Design programs.
Applicants should have strong administrative and teaching experience and excellent communication skills with an equitable leadership style. This administrative appointment carries a twelve-month per year workload and a three-year contract that may be renewed.
The selected candidate reports to Dean of the School of Design and will be responsible for developing initiatives to complement, enhance and build upon the prestige and reputation of the interior design department. The chair will work closely with dean and other department chairs in the school as we continue to develop inter and transdisciplinary opportunities for students and faculty. The Chairperson will oversee approximately 65 faculty, an Assistant Chair, and an Assistant to the Chair.
Located on Pratt’s historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.