Qualifications: An MFA in Studio Art, or a Ph.D. in Art History. Candidates should have a strong record of teaching, service, and creative or scholarly activity; effective administrative experience; demonstrated capabilities for leadership and organizational abilities at the university level; the ability to communicate and work effectively with the Associate Director, faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
Candidates with successful experience in external fund-raising, internal and external advocacy, and proven strategies in undergraduate and graduate recruitment preferred. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Five-year contract with the possibility for renewal. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.
The Director will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the operation of the School of Art including: effective leadership, recruitment and development of faculty; support of curricular and program enhancement; advocacy of the School of Art within the University and externally; management of personnel, facilities, and budget. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Negotiated teaching load. DEADLINE: December 9, 2019, or until position is filled.
Application Instructions: Submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, administrative philosophy, vision statement and examples of creative activity and/or scholarship to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants who have been selected for a pre-screening interview during the CAA conference will be notified by January 17, 2020. Conference attendance is not required. Questions should be sent to: Shelley Gentry at email@example.com.
Women and people of diverse identity are encouraged to apply. The School of Art reaffirms the immeasurable contribution of diversity to the arts and seeks in its programming and activities to incorporate diverse perspectives. Furthermore, we assume our responsibility to ensure a welcoming and conscientious environment for everyone. We recognize that exposure to all forms of diversity is essential to facilitating a creative artistic and academic environment.
UT Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system and a Carnegie R1 institution with over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students from more than 100 countries. Part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Art is a nationally ranked, NASAD-accredited program home to 280 undergraduate majors and 29 graduate students. The School offers a three-year MFA degree in Studio Art with concentrations in Time-Based Art, Ceramics, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, and Sculpture. At the undergraduate level, we offer a BA in Art History; BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in 2D, 3D and 4D; and a BA in Art. The 22 full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty include internationally recognized artists, filmmakers, and historians.
Knoxville has a lively downtown; over 1,000 acres of urban wilderness, close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains; and a vibrant and diverse array of restaurants, arts organizations and music venues, including the Knoxville Museum of Art and the acclaimed Big Ears avant-garde music and art festival.