From runways to racetracks our schools have it covered and have graduated a long list of accomplished designers, architects, artists, and planners. Put your artistic touch on our nationally recognized portfolio of programs and help lead our college into the future.
Consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious schools in America and the world, the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, the Dean is responsible for overseeing the education of undergraduate and graduate students within the College; promoting scholarly and creative excellence; monitoring and securing the College's financial resources and budgets; enhancing revenue, especially by engaging in private fundraising; strategic and operational planning; program review and enhancement; compliance on a campus, university and governmental level; and all personnel matters, including management of promotion and tenure processes.
Responsible for implementing the policies and procedures developed by the Board of Trustees and administrative leadership of the campus and the University as a whole, the Dean will seek opportunities for collaboration with colleges, schools and other academic units throughout UC's campuses.
Conceptualize a vision of the College's future that will motivate the faculty and inspire students; equally important is the ability to articulate this vision in terms of measurable goals and to enlist the support of essential constituencies;
Provide leadership and guidance in fulfilling DAAP's mission as a public, urban college;
Strengthen existing programs and develop new ones to meet the needs of the community;
Ensure superior academic programs are delivered by dedicated faculty;
Attract and retain faculty of the highest caliber, providing long-term career incentives and an environment conducive to professional development;
Build strong external relationships, enhancing those among the College, UC, Cincinnati's dynamic and diverse community, and the International arena by engaging in activities designed to raise private support;
Maintain and strengthen relationships and interdisciplinary collaboration across the campus;
Take a lead role in pursuing private funding for the College, supported by the UC Foundation office—DAAP's current endowment annual spendable income is $1.3 million;
Foster a culture of accountability in which goals are specified, strategies articulated, and results against goals are reported—DAAP's annual operating budget is approximately $20.7 million;
Act as a visionary academic leader with a demonstrated ability to turn vision into reality and inspire faculty, students, and the community with ambitious but attainable objectives and will build a plan to lead DAAP toward those objectives. The Dean will have the personal qualities, energy, and ability to advocate for the resources necessary to realize his or her vision.
While it is expected that the Dean will possess a distinguished scholarly and/or creative academic record, the committee will also consider candidates whose leadership abilities and outstanding accomplishments could be translated into innovative leadership of the College. The Dean will demonstrate commitment to outstanding teaching, research (scholarly and creative), and service, with the personal qualities of integrity, compassion, collaboration, intellectual curiosity and honesty, fairness, decisiveness, fortitude, patience and perseverance necessary to lead an academic institution of the highest caliber. Administrative experience is a must, and fundraising experience is highly desired. The Dean will demonstrate:
Record as an accomplished scholar or noted contributor to the profession, possessing at minimum a Master's degree and creative excellence satisfying the requirements for the rank of full professor with tenure in one of DAAP's academic units;
A clear vision of DAAP's strengths and areas of opportunity and necessary steps for achieving established goals;
Rigorous standards of professional achievement and ethical behavior;
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills;
A record in promoting diversity and inclusiveness;
An entrepreneurial orientation combined with boldness, imagination and abundant energy;
Strong understanding of the challenges and issues facing higher education;
A firm grasp of the opportunities and advantages of the University's urban setting;
Successful administrative and budgetary/financial experience; and
A management style that is inclusive and decisive
COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART & PLANNING
Offering a world-class education and real-world co-operative experience in fashion, interior and industrial design, architecture, art and planning, DAAP programs are frequently ranked among the best in both the world and the nation. One of 15 distinct colleges at UC, DAAP houses four separate schools of focus, offering eleven graduate and ten undergraduate degrees along with certificate programs. To learn more about our unique College and its accolades visit http://daap.uc.edu.
ABOUT UC & CINCINNATI
Today, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America's top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is... close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSION STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.