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Assistant Chairperson - Art and Design Education (71100) at Pratt

Assistant Chairperson - Art and Design Education (71100)

Pratt Brooklyn, NY Full-Time

The School of Art at Pratt Institute invites applications for an Assistant Chairperson in the Department of Art and Design Education to begin in the Spring 2023 semester.

The Department of Art and Design Education (ADE) offers a BFA, BFA/MA, MA and Advanced Certificate in art and design education, with initial NYS teaching certification, visual arts, all grades, and two undergraduate minors: Museum and Gallery Practices and Teaching Art and Design in NYC. A vibrant community of scholars, artists and educators, our alumni have gone on to teaching and leadership positions in schools and community-based organizations in New York City and across the country. The historic Saturday Art School, a community program that offers studio-based instruction to children ages 6-18 years old, has been the teaching laboratory of the Department of Art and Design Education since the early 1950s and it continues to thrive.

The Department is distinguished by its interdisciplinary perspective and recognized internationally for its innovative approaches to connecting artistic practice and education. We offer an integrated curriculum that intertwines studio thinking with learning theories and current research in the field. Students develop a firm grounding in content area knowledge in the arts and design disciplines together with expertise in pedagogical strategies and teaching techniques. Students design and provide educational experiences in a reciprocal relationship with New York City public schools, community, and cultural organizations. In these settings, students are encouraged to address complex social issues and culturally relevant pedagogy, experiment with new ideas and materials, and consider themselves collaborators and partners in addressing the possible role of art and design in social change and transformation.

Located on Pratts 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 science, 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.


The Assistant Chair will assist the Chair with administrative functions for the Department . including, but are not limited to collaboration on:

  • Accreditation, program review, and assessment(s) requirements;

  • Establishing faculty teaching schedules, reconciling workloads, and related faculty issues;

  • Developing, maintaining, and evaluating partnerships internal to Pratt and with New York City public schools and other external partners;

  • Departmental curriculum meetings; maintaining accurate department records; coordinating and communicating issues as needed;

  • Serve as the Institutes Certification Officer for the New York State Education Department; supervise the certification process with NYSED and attend state-wide or city-wide meetings as required;

  • Coordinate undergraduate and graduate academic advising for ADE majors; coordinate two minors: Teaching Art and Design in NYC and Museum and Gallery Practices; communicates student issues as needed;

  • Assist the Department Chair on undergraduate and graduate admissions;

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Chair.

Salary Range: $75K - $81K

Recommended Skills

  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Consulting
  • Teaching
  • Scheduling
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