Chair, Department of Art and Design

Murray State University in Kentucky

Deadline April 01, 2017
Date Posted March 9, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time
Art: The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Murray State University, in the lakes region of western Kentucky, is seeking applicants for the Chair of the Department of Art and Design. The candidate must possess a terminal degree in one of the areas within the department: MFA in Studio Arts (ceramics, drawing, graphic design, jewelry and 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. Teaching area expertise and strong communication skills are required. Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of effective leadership and administrative experience. Knowledge of accreditation procedures is highly desirable. Primary responsibilities will include: establishing a visionary direction for the department; 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. Application deadline: April 10, 2017. To apply, please visit Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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