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Chair of Department of Art & Design
East Tennessee State University

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2021
Title Chair of Department of Art & Design
University East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN, United States
Department Art & Design
Application Deadline Nov. 10, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Art - Sculpture
    Art - Printmaking
    Art - Photography
    Art - Painting/Drawing
    Art - Ceramics
    Art - General
    Art History
    Fine Arts - General

The Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University seeks applications for an outstanding administrator, scholar, and strong advocate for equity and inclusion for the position of Chair. This position will be 12 month, tenure-track, full professor. The Chair will lead a vibrant department that encourages students to challenge the boundaries of Art, Design and Art History. The Chair will coordinate department faculty and staff in achieving the department’s programing, current and future goals.

The Department of Art & Design takes a multidisciplinary approach across many areas of study. The department is known for its strong research, innovative teaching, and quality of student work, with 14 tenured or tenure-track faculty, and five staff members. Additionally, the department supports two galleries with vibrant calendars and an exciting schedule of guest artists that connect widely with the community and campus. As a NASAD accredited program, the department offers a BA with concentrations in Studio Art and Art History, BFA in Studio Art, BFA in Graphic Design and MFA in Studio Art. For further details, please see: . The university provides opportunities for research support, funding, and development. The position of Chair will begin July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2021/open until filled.

Equity and Inclusion is at the core of our work at East Tennessee State University. We are intentional about pursuing diversity, developing and building inclusive learning and working environments, and making sure all faculty, staff, and students are respected and welcomed in the Department of Art & Design. We believe all roads-Teaching, Research, and Service-lead to equity and inclusion. Our programming, scholarly activities, and academic offerings reflect our shared commitment to understanding and engaging the world around us. We embrace difference and believe it enriches our academic mission. We seek a chair who shares our vision.

East Tennessee State University has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students and more than 200 majors and 50 minors in Art & Design. ETSU is located in Johnson City, a city of 67,000 in Northeast Tennessee between the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains. The area offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, enjoys a low cost of living, and boasts a growing artistic community

Required Qualifications

  • A terminal degree in a field recognized within the relevant disciplines.
  • A significant, demonstrable and active record of research, scholarship, teaching and service.
  • Credentials and achievements appropriate to and commensurate with appointment or hire at the rank of full professor.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Academic Transcripts
Three letters of reference, including contact information
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research
Philosophy of Leadership
Record of Commitment to Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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For questions, contact Search Committee Chair, Karen Brewster

ETSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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