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Seeking Chairperson for Department of Art & Design at University of Delaware

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware seeks a dynamic artist and administrator to lead the Department of Art and Design. The Department Chair is tasked with cultivating an environment that fosters creative research, academic excellence, and student success. The ideal candidate is an innovative leader who can bring an interdisciplinary approach to collaborations among faculty with diverse interests, providing visionary leadership and enhancing the overall quality of teaching, research, and service in the department. The successful candidate will likewise provide mentorship for our students and cultivate evolving art and design practices. The Chair supervises faculty and staff, manages budgets, and implements our newly revised curricula in the art and design majors. This position is an opportunity for an original thinker and collaborative leader to continue building a department engaged in critical discussions around the arts, design, technology, and the humanities.

The successful candidate will have a substantial record of work as an artist, designer, and/or scholar along with demonstrated experience leading or coordinating an academic department or discipline. Additionally, applicants should be able to articulate a pedagogical vision. The successful candidate will advocate for our faculty’s diverse research and engagement in studio and/or applied practices, and publishing. He or she will also create links with different areas of the university and public communities commensurate with UD’s Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification. Desirable candidates will show evidence of attention to cultural diversity in teaching and/or professional practice and proven ability to support the University’s commitment to equity.

Application Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/40199


From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the University of Delaware today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact. The University's location on the Northeast corridor of the United States makes it an ideal place to study art and design. Situated midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore, the campus is about two hours by train/car north to New York City, or south to Washington, D.C. Proximity to so many art and design centers offers access to opportunities and inspiration for students and faculty.

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