About the BAC
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent, professional college in Boston's Back Bay that provides an exceptional design education by combining academic learning with innovative experiential learning and by making its programs accessible to diverse communities. The College offers professional and accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies. The core of the BAC experience is a unique learning model where design education happens in the classroom and in the professional workplace simultaneously. Students are taught, mentored, and advised by over 400 practicing professionals, strengthening the connection between workplace experience and classroom learning. Founded in 1889 as a club for practicing architects, the BAC has remained closely tied to Boston's professional design community throughout its history. The BAC has been recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing World-Class Programs with High Distinction, by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes, and by the Carnegie Foundation for community engagement.
BAC Open Positions
The College is currently seeking candidates for the positions of: Computing Assistant; Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation; Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track; Director of Sustainable Design; Faculty, Landscape Architecture; Visual Resources Clerk
The Computing Assistant position is a part-time position (15–30 hrs/week) that provides technical computing support for staff, students, and faculty. Responsibilities include provide Tier 1 help desk support for a variety of calls from students, faculty, and staff, ensure the proper operation of lab computer and peripheral equipment, maintain computing environment which includes repairing hardware, installing and troubleshooting software, check out lab equipment, track all cases through ticketing system, and other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements: Help desk experience in a Windows environment, commitment to customer service, some moderate lifting (up to 40 lbs.) is required, well-organized, strong communication skills, both oral and written, excellent interpersonal skills, ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours, and ability to be on time and accountable.
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Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation
The Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation is a part-time position requiring approximately 24 hours per week average. It is an exempt position providing direction of the BAC's Bachelor of Design Studies and Master of Design Studies programs in historic preservation and leadership of preservation education across the institution. Some responsibilities include program leadership and management, program oversight, student support, curriculum review, program promotion, establishing relationships with key departments at the college, research, teaching, training, advising, practice, and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the dean of the School of Design Studies.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Historic Preservation or equivalent degree and experience, preferred experience in teaching or administration of preservation education programs within higher education, must be able to work evenings and weekends when required, and must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.
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Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track
The Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track is a full-time exempt position that has overall responsibility for program enrollments, program quality, curricular initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction, and financial management. This position reports to the Dean and Faculty, School of Architecture. The candidate should hold a Master of Architecture and be an architect with teaching experience at the graduate level. The individual must be familiar with innovative ways of integrating online educational technology in order to effectively work with faculty and students and keep the program quality paramount. The Director must work collaboratively with key departments and be able to hold confidences. The individual needs strong team and interpersonal abilities as well as an attention to detail and implementation.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Architecture, background in design education at a graduate level and architectural practice, ability to recruit and develop an adjunct faculty of educators and practicing professionals, dedication to proactive student support, ability to provide strong administrative direction for the department, and must be able to work selected evenings.
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Director of Sustainable Design
The Director of Sustainable Design is a full-time exempt position providing direction of the BAC's Bachelor and Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design and Sustainable Design Institute programs and leadership of sustainable design education across the institution. Responsibilities include, among others, program leadership and management, program oversight, student support, curriculum review, program promotion, establishing relationships with key departments at the college, research, teaching, training, advising, practice, and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Design Studies.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master's degree, preferably in sustainable design or a closely related field, or equivalent practical experience in sustainable design or a closely related field. Demonstrated expertise in sustainable design and the implementation of sustainable design practices. Must be able to work evenings and weekends when required, and must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.
Preferred: Experience in teaching or administration of sustainable design education programs within higher education is preferred.
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Faculty, Landscape Architecture
The Boston Architectural College, School of Landscape Architecture, invites applications for a full-time faculty position commencing July 2015. The candidate will be a landscape architect who holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and has experience teaching in a graduate landscape architecture program. The candidate will be a creative designer and collaborator with strong construction and technical knowledge as well as field experience, capable of teaching graduate and undergraduate landscape architecture courses in construction technology, materials and methods, sustainable applications, and design studios, among other areas. The individual will demonstrate expertise in creating and directing design courses as well as have a thorough knowledge of urban landscapes and technology through meaningful built work and/or through academic publications. The candidate will have responsibility over course scheduling and enrollment management for both the BLA and MLA programs and must be able to work collaboratively with other departments. The individual is required to have strong team collaboration and interpersonal skills as well as solid attention to detail, administrative ability, and implementation. This position reports to the Dean & Faculty, School of Landscape Architecture.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Landscape Architecture, significant landscape architecture professional practice experience, including design at various scales, project management, and construction administration. Urban-based built projects, local, regional and international. Previous teaching and administrative experience along with collaborative and interpersonal abilities is a must. To apply, please submit a letter of interest describing your teaching and design philosophy, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, portfolio containing examples of design and professional projects and/or research, and written work.
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Visual Resources Clerk
The Boston Architectural College Library is seeking a part-time Visual Resources Clerk to assist the Visual Resources Librarian with ongoing projects and daily work. This is a part-time position of 12–15 hours per week and will include responsibilities of scanning images and using flat-bed scanners, manipulating scanned digital images, researching images using electronic databases within the library, creating documentation material for the Visual Resources Library, and detailed repetitive work including checking records, data entry, and organizing image files and paperwork.
Qualifications and Requirements: Interest and/or background in art and/or architectural history preferred, basic to intermediate skills using Adobe Photoshop, attention to detail and highly organized, enjoy working as a part of a team, basic research skills, ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, ability to adapt to changing priorities, experience with digital photography is helpful but not a necessity, visual resources experience is helpful but not a necessity, and prefer someone who is currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a degree program.
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Statement Of Equal Opportunity Employment
The policy of the Boston Architectural College is to ensure that opportunities in employment are available to all present and prospective staff members on an equal basis depending only on qualifications for employment. As required by law, applicants will be considered without regard for their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age (except to the extent permitted by law), creed, religion, national original, marital status, Vietnam era veteran status, disabled veteran status, or disability. The BAC commits itself to diversity and encourages its hiring managers to review, recruit, and consider qualified minority, female, persons with disabilities and Vietnam era veteran candidates.
Inquiries concerning the BAC equal opportunity policy may be referred to the Director of Human Resources.