The School of Art at Pratt Institute seeks exceptional applicants for the position of Assistant Dean in the School Art. The selected candidate will report to the Dean of the School of Art.

This position will begin in January 2021. 

Working closely with the Dean and Department Chairs, the Assistant Dean will help develop and implement an academic strategic plan for the School of Art, in accordance with the School of Art’s mission, vision, and values, and in alignment with Pratt’s overall mission and strategic plan.  The Assistant Dean is responsible for informing, developing and overseeing the implementation of guidelines and procedures concerning the School of Art’s curriculum, program review, assessment, academic hiring, and peer review, with input on all aspects of related space planning. 

The Assistant Dean acts as a resource for the school’s 8 departments (Fine Arts, Photography, Film/Video, Digital Arts, Art and Design Education, Creative Arts Therapy, Arts and Cultural Management/Design Management, and the Associate Degree Programs) while also serving as a liaison to the first-year Foundation program, the other schools at Pratt, and the community beyond the Pratt campus. 

Pratt School of Art provides a rigorous, student-centered education that emphasizes risk-taking and exploration.  We are a dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff committed to meeting the challenges of the 21st century.  Our programs develop criticality through a mutual, sustained process of critique, articulation, and reflection, and foster an interdisciplinary environment that allows students to broaden their creative thinking and pursuits.  Guided by outstanding faculty, students learn to integrate theory and practice, develop their creative voices, and actively engage with the world.


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.

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