Chair/Associate Professor, Art & Design, Murray State University
Primary responsibilities will include: establishing a visionary direction for the Department of Art and Design with 135 majors and 17 faculty and staff; overseeing the development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum to ensure program quality; managing facilities and budgets; supervising teaching and non-teaching responsibilities of faculty and staff; coordinating faculty workloads and course schedules; coordinating program assessments; evaluating faculty and staff; overseeing student recruitment and scholarship programs; and working to identify resources for new and existing programs. The chair will teach at least one course each semester. The chair will represent and be an advocate for the department within the university and to the greater public. The chair position is a 12-month position; three-year terms, renewable by the dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts upon triennial reviews.
Qualifications: The candidate must possess a terminal degree in one of the areas within the department: MFA in Studio Arts (including but not limited to ceramics, drawing, graphic design, jewelry & metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood) or PhD in art education or art history. A distinguished record of teaching, scholarly/creative productivity, and professional service in higher education commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor is required. Strong communication skills are required. Teaching area expertise is required.
Preferred: Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of effective leadership and administrative experience. Knowledge of grant-writing accreditation procedures (the department is accredited by NASAD) is highly desirable.