Professor & Director of School of Art & Art History
Department: School of Art & Art History
College/Division: College of The Arts – USF
Salary Plan: Full-time
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The School of Art & Art History at the University of South Florida is searching for an innovative, creative and visionary leader who is ready to build on its success and chart a new direction for the School toward a vibrant future. The Director will serve as the academic and administrative officer of the School of Art & Art History, reporting to the Dean of the College of The Arts. The Director is responsible for facilitating and supporting a high level of research productivity for faculty and students in addition to developing a collegial and rigorous academic community. The Director is a key member of the Dean’s Leadership Team- a collaborative, consultative and dynamic group of directors, who work closely to advance the mission and goals of the College of The Arts.
The ideal candidate will facilitate and build a collaborative shared vision for the School of Art and Art History. This vision should embody the recently completed strategic plan which includes a focus on research/creative practice, and meaningful community engagement and access. The director will continue to develop the department’s commitment to recruit and support excellent faculty and students and foster a culture that promotes justice with an emphatic affirmation that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As we elevate our international prominence, we believe a deep engagement with our local community is a point of distinction. A successful candidate will invest in alumni and innovative partnerships and actively build new collaborative relationships. By embracing opportunities to embed the School of Art & Art History in the rapidly growing regional communities, including USF campuses in Tampa, St Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, the School of Art & Art History will advance the stature of the College of The Arts and the University of South Florida.
Qualifications (Education and Experience):
Successful candidates will have:
• Terminal degree in art, art history, or related field (i.e., MFA, PhD), or professional experience equivalent.
• An established record of distinguished research, teaching, creative activity and service, that are sufficient for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across disciplines in and outside of the arts.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with demonstrated ability to lead effective change in diverse groups.
• Experience working with community organizations through outreach, research, teaching and/or creative activities.
• Experience with fundraising/donor relations/ alumni/interdisciplinary grants.
• Experience managing multi-source academic budgets.
• Evidence of established leadership of an academic unit, organization, or large-scale project.
Please provide the following documents when completing your application:
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for 3 references.
• Applicants must submit links to a curated online portfolio of work examples and/or publications.
• Diversity statement that describes your effectiveness in promoting inclusive excellence among diverse populations in teaching, research, and/or practice.
Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.
Job Opening Number: 32903
Posting Date: 12/12/2022
How To Apply
Go to https://gems.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=32903&PostingSeq=1. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume plus any other requested material.
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