Department Head of Art and Design

Missouri State University in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 14, 2017
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


College of Arts and Letters

Missouri State University


The Department of Art and Design at Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri, seeks

applications for a Department Head of Art and Design beginning July 1, 2018. The Department of Art and Design at Missouri State University is one of seven departments in the College of Arts and Letters. The Department Head provides active leadership in recruitment and retention, curriculum development, hiring and evaluation of faculty, coordinating Brick City Gallery exhibitions and leading diversity efforts. The Department Head also provides leadership to all areas of department, including BA and MFA programs.


Required Qualifications: Candidate must have terminal degree (doctorate or 60-hour MFA) in art or design; tenured as a full professor in the department of Art and Design. Must have at least five years of comprehensive administrative experience; experience leading a large, complex multidisciplinary department, including responsibility for recruitment and evaluation of personnel, guiding curriculum development, and budgeting. Must demonstrate support of initiatives in arts education and art and design professions. Must demonstrate commitment to providing a diverse environment. Must be successful in teaching, research and service; have excellent communication skills.


Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.


The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)


Consideration of applications begins October 1, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Employment will require a criminal background check at the University's Expense. Please apply

online at Upload a letter of application, vitae, copies of

transcripts, a list of three references, and relevant supporting materials. Direct all inquiries to Dr. Jason Jolley, Department Head, Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Missouri State University. Email:


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