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Open Position:
Academic Dean

Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) invites applications for the position of Academic Dean. This leadership position reports to the President and oversees all faculty and staff in six major areas of study: Animation, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography and Video. 

We seek a leader with a record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace who will support the implementation of the college’s strategic mission and vision through measurable actions. 


DCAD is located at 600 North Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Established in 1997 in a joint venture with Prat Institute and the Corcoran, the College’s mission is to empower emerging creatives to take artistic risks and engage with inclusive and diverse communities. Our vision is to become a nationally recognized powerhouse of creativity, education, inspiration, and engagement. We offer associate degrees in six majors: Animation, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography and Video. To date, we have over 1000 alumni. 

The College’s values statement identifies four core values: Dedication, Creativity, Accomplishment, Diversity. We value our entire community’s contributions and respect the ways that differences in culture, experience, abilities, and background enrich the college environment. 

Full-time employees enjoy a generous benefits plan that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. Vacation, personal, and sick time are also provided. 

DCAD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all educational activities, admissions, scholarship and loan programs, and employment. Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or other protected status is prohibited at the Delaware College of Art Design. Acts of discrimination that limit or deny access to the educational process and create a hostile environment are not consistent with Delaware College of Art and Design’s philosophy or mission. EEO/AAE 

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of curriculum development and program assessment, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Candidates should have a strong understanding of contemporary student issues in higher education and creative professions combined with outstanding interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Candidates must have earned a terminal degree with a record of high-quality creative activity and scholarship commensurate with the position.

Desired Qualifications

See above

Application submission details

Applications should submit a CV, a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this position, a diversity and inclusion statement, and the names and contact information of four references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Review of applications will begin immediately.

For consideration, please submit the requested documents to [email protected].