Department of Art Chair & Professor, Miami University, Ohio
The Department of Art seeks a dynamic artist/educator/scholar/administrator to lead a vigorous and thriving program with a national reputation for excellence. The College of Creative Arts welcomes outstanding candidates who will play a central role in promoting the visual arts to an increasingly diverse university community. We seek a candidate to sustain and advance an acclaimed program through active student recruitment and faculty development.
The Chair’s responsibilities will also include: academic planning; the enhancement of program and curriculum; faculty evaluation; promotion and tenure; the coordination of teaching assignments and schedules; facilities use; budgeting and allocation of resources; and accreditation, along with some external fundraising. The Chair is responsible for fostering support for divisional and university goals, advocating effectively for the department within and outside the university, and encouraging collaborative interdisciplinary programming. The Chair is expected to provide academic and artistic leadership by articulating and carrying out a shared vision within a vibrant and multifaceted department, and performing additional duties as assigned. Some teaching will be required.
Candidates should have the appropriate terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D., Ed.D.) in any field represented within the department (studio, graphic design, art education, art history) and professional experience sufficient to qualify for appointment to the rank of Professor (with tenure).
We are seeking an innovative and energetic teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence as an administrator with a distinguished record of continuing research or creative activity, and possess superior interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong candidates will be experienced with national accreditation bodies and successful at fundraising as well as knowledgeable about emerging technologies for use in research and in the classroom in order to sustain innovative approaches within the field.
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other
Please include names, email addresses and telephone numbers for FIVE professional references as “other” document. Be prepared to submit a teaching philosophy and copies of recent publications or examples of creative work upon request.