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Chair & Professor

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Job no: 499621
Department: Art
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Chair & Professor

Job Summary:

Chair & Professor to lead a vigorous and thriving Art Department with a national reputation for excellence. The Department of Art seeks a dynamic artist/educator/scholar/administrator. 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 our acclaimed arts programs through active student recruitment and faculty development. The Chair’s responsibilities will also include: academic planning; the enhancement of undergraduate and graduate programs and curricula; faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure; the coordination of teaching assignments and schedules; student recruitment; facilities use; budgeting and allocation of resources; 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. Some teaching will be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA, Ph.D., Ed.D. in any field represented within the department (studio art, communication design, art education, art history, fashion, art therapy) a distinguished record of continuing research or creative activity, and professional experience sufficient to qualify for appointment to the rank of Professor with tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates that demonstrate excellence as an administrator; superior interpersonal communication skills; experience with national accreditation bodies; experience with the promotion and tenure process; experience with diversity initiatives; experience with fundraising; and knowledge of emerging technologies and innovative practices impacting teaching and research in the visual arts and design.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application for final candidates. Inquiries may be directed to John Weigand at

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and continue until position is filled.


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