The Chair provides leadership for the Studio Art Department and is responsible for the vision of its academic endeavors and the advancement of excellence in research and creative activity, teaching, and service across all programs in the department: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, New Media Art, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture. The Chair manages fiscal and personnel issues, leads a robust team of visual art technicians across the departmental programs, represents the department to internal and external constituencies, and actively participates in fundraising initiatives. The Chair will teach one class each semester.
The Chair reports to the Dean and works closely with CVAD’s Associate Deans, the other CVAD Department Chairs, the Foundations Director, and Studio Art Department faculty. The Chair will support the university’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access in all academic and personnel matters.
The ideal candidate will bring visionary thinking, a passion for art, and the highest standards of creative and scholarly excellence to the position. Evidence of professional and progressive leadership within an institution or organization, excellent management and mentoring skills, and the proven ability to manage a large and varied studio art department is essential. These attributes may be demonstrated through a track record as an artist, practitioner, teacher, researcher, and/or administrator.
The Chair will adhere to and foster the highest standards of ethical conduct, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, diversity, appropriate financial oversights and controls, as well as safety, security, and confidentiality precautions related to the position.