Kendall College of Art & Design, Dean's Office
Dean of Kendall College of Art and Design
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) of Ferris State University seeks a visionary and motivational colleague whose knowledge and passion for art and design will help lead, nurture and advance this 85-year old institution of art and design in West Michigan. As part of a growing, vibrant, and enterprising institution, the incoming Dean has the unique opportunity to help articulate and shape the institution's impact and reputation by fostering the success of its innovative faculty, staff, students and alums.
Advising the President on all academic and related matters, the Dean works collegially with program chairs, faculty, students, administrators, support staff and union members to create an academic plan built on a common vision that honors the history and culture of the institution even as it seeks to innovate. The Dean must have demonstrated intellectual distinction, along with strong leadership, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills. This Dean must possess deep knowledge of current theories, principles, and practices associated with curricula, instruction and assessment, as well as experience with accreditation standards and processes pertaining to art and design education. The Dean must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of college students, particularly those in the arts, and the Dean should have experience fostering campus diversity, particularly in recruiting students, faculty and staff. Qualified candidates must possess a terminal degree in an appropriate field and significant higher education academic administrative experience.
Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, with a metro area of 1.3 million, KCAD comprises nearly 1,500 students and 176 faculty members in 17 undergraduate and graduate programs. Members of the KCAD community are all committed artists and designers who regularly achieve national recognition.
Grand Rapids, KCAD's home, has been recognized as one of the most sustainable, livable, entrepreneurial, artistic, and philanthropic communities in the country. A place of myriad theaters, galleries, and museums, and the design center for internationally renowned businesses, Grand Rapids is also located close to beautiful beaches, dunes and lakes.
A four-year public conservatory of art and design, located within Ferris State University, whose main campus is in Big Rapids, Michigan, KCAD is sincerely committed to being a truly diverse institution and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups. For a complete position posting and employment application, please visit www.kcad.edu/deansearch. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
phone: (231) 591-2150