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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Department of Art, Chair/Full Professor, College of Fine Arts 
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.
The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
PROFILE of the DEPARTMENT
The UNLV Department of Art is uniquely situated in Las Vegas, the renowned cosmopolitan hub and global destination of arts and entertainment professionals in the heart of the vast Mojave Desert. Administered within the College of Fine Arts, the Art department offers the following degrees: BA in Art; BA in Art History; BS in Graphic Design; BFA in Art; and an MFA in Art. The department oversees three main galleries on campus as well as several smaller exhibition spaces. The Department of Art is committed to the UNLV Top Tier Initiative, with the goal of achieving the Carnegie Foundation’s designation as a Highest Research Activity (R1) University, by 2025. UNLV will be recognized as a top tier public university in research, education, and community impact. The Department of Art will play an integral part in that mission. The Department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate students who are supported by a diverse faculty and a program of Visiting Artists who have exhibited and presented at major venues and conferences around the world.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Chair will have the vision and leadership skills necessary to enhance the ever-increasing academic profiles and capabilities of the Department of Art. The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
The Chair will provide leadership in support of the department’s critical role within the university’s Top Tier Initiative. The successful candidate will oversee and align academic and budgetary policy and priorities, and help to expand the academic enterprise through faculty and student support, guidance, mentorship, fundraising and community engagement.
The Chair, in collaboration with the faculty, will advocate for the Department of Art and effectively support and promote the contributions of the department’s artists, designers, scholars, and alumni to the College, University, community, region, and beyond. The Chair will articulate the core departmental values of superior teaching, scholarship, and creative activity. The Chair will be committed to the principles of shared governance and will bring significant experience in the development and establishment of academic initiatives that will have an impact on the global stage.
Minimum: The Chair of the Department of Art must possess a terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent professional experience, in contemporary art, design, and/or related scholarly practices. Qualified candidates must possess an exemplary record of academic experience(s) and/or professional credentials that are respected in the academy and the community at large. A demonstrated record of leadership is required in at least one of the following areas: strategic planning; program, unit or department administration; interdisciplinary collaboration; faculty and/or curricular development; community outreach; or fundraising. The successful candidate’s qualifications will be commensurate with an appointment level of Full Professor with tenure.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Applicants should submit the following as part of a complete application:
1. A one-page letter of interest that fully describes their qualifications and experience
2. A one-page administrative statement
3. A one-page statement of practice
4. A current CV
5. A list of five professional references, including names and contact information
6. An example portfolio of practice, which should include a total of five samples of creative work or scholarly activity. Samples must be submitted in the following formats:
o Visual samples: Up to five pieces or projects, documented in a single PDF document.
o Written samples: Up to five written pieces, each up to one page in length, in a single PDF document.
o Video samples: Up to five time-based pieces, each no more than 5 minutes in length, in a video format such as MP4, MOV, AVI, or FLV.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 1, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Sean Clark, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu/. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.