The Department of Art & Art History is seeking applicants for Department Chair
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and its Department of Art & Art History seek a visionary leader for a department of nationally respected artists, scholars and designers. Applicants should be committed to fostering artistic expression and scholarship, supporting minority perspectives and building interdisciplinary partnerships. The ideal chair will continue to expand the department’s reputation as an intellectual and artistic center for excellence, innovation, experimentation and discovery.
This is a twelve-month appointment, starting on or about July 1, 2016. He/she must hold an appropriate terminal degree, have a record of achievement that warrants appointment at the rank of Full Professor (with tenure); have experiences working with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds; and have administrative experience in strategic planning, personnel and budget management, curriculum development and assessment, and faculty governance. We also hope that this person has experience recruiting diverse or underserved populations and has worked with interdisciplinary and collaborative teams.
To view the complete job description and to apply, interested applicants may go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150210, click on “Apply to this job”, complete the form and a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a list of five references and a one-page statement articulating your vision for leading a comprehensive Department of Art & Art History. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015 and will continue until an appointment is made. Applications will be treated with discretion: only the names of the three finalists will be made public.
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts houses three units: the Department of Art & Art History, the Glenn Korff School of Music (which includes dance) and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. It also houses one non-academic unit, the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The College has an $18 million endowment to support its priorities, including faculty research and creative activity. Since 2002, the Hixson-Lied Endowment (http://arts.unl.edu/hlfpa/hixson-lied-endowment) has distributed more than $7.5 million in support of faculty, staff, students and affiliated programs.
UNL is a Research University and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department is a NASAD accredited, comprehensive department of art, design and art history. A faculty of 6 historians and 22 artists/designers serves more than 330 undergraduate and graduate art and art history students. University web site: www.unl.edu. Department web site: www.unl.edu/art.
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department of Art & Art History serve an increasingly diverse student body. To that end, we seek a diverse pool of candidates. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.