Classification Title Dept Chair/Div Head
Working Title Department Chair
Department UNT-Art History-136320
College/School College of Visual Arts and Design
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
The University of North Texas (UNT)’s long-standing and dynamic art history program has recently been designated an autonomous department within the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD).
The University of North Texas (UNT)’s long-standing and dynamic art history program has recently been designated an autonomous department within the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) and we are looking for an inaugural Chair who will bring a consultative approach to this new identity and structure. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative partner in creating an environment that fosters faculty and student success. We are seeking a Chair that will complement existing strengths in global art, architecture, and design history. The successful candidate will bring direction and leadership to the department, which is housed in a Carnegie Tier 1 research university. We are seeking a Chair who will advocate for the role of the department’s productive and committed faculty within the context of a research university and who brings strong interpersonal skills in working to support faculty in a small, vital department that is essential to the overall success of the college.
For this 12-month faculty administrator appointment, we seek a candidate who has a Ph.D. in art history (or closely related field) and has professional experience sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.
Evidence of collaborative administrative leadership within a university, effective communication skills, and the proven ability to successfully partner in fundraising. Candidates with experience in curatorial or gallery practices are encouraged to apply.