Chairperson Associate Professor of Professor - Tenured Department of Art and Design Holland College of Arts and Media
The chairperson provides academic leadership for the department and serves as a liaison between the department and other units within the university. The general responsibilities of the department chairperson are grouped under the following major categories: Administrative, Faculty-Personnel, Liaison, Student-Related, Leadership, and Operational Functions. The successful applicant will carry out chairperson responsibilities for a twelve-month contract. The individual will oversee the department’s NASAD accreditation as well as accreditation with CIDA. Teaching responsibility is equivalent to 6 hours per semester.
Terminal MFA degree or PhD in a field related to Art and Design (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
Successful record of university teaching and administrative experience
Demonstrated fiscal management skills
Exemplary record of leadership
Exemplary record of teaching and service
Demonstrated record of scholarly and/or creative or professional achievement
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated excellence in organizational skills
Demonstrated excellence in curricular innovation, including current and emerging trends in Art, Art Education, Art History, Commercial Multimedia and Interior Design
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 2019 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 23, 2018.
Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
Names and contact information of three professional references
Departmental Information: The Department of Art and Design is comprised of several units: Art and Design, Interior Design, and Commercial Multimedia. These units are located on two separate campuses (Main Campus and River Campus). Art and Design offers the BA, BFA, and BSED. Students choosing the BA option must also choose a minor outside of the Art curriculum with the exception of a minor in Fine Arts Entrepreneurship. Students choosing the BFA option may specialize in ceramics, graphic design, digital art, printmaking, painting, or sculpture. Students choosing the BSED are certified to teach K-12 at the completion of their degree and after passing the state exams. The Art Program is accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design). Interior Design offers the BS in Human Environment Studies: Interior Design, and an option for an Interior Design minor for non-majors. The Interior Design Program holds two national accreditations: one for CIDA (The Council for Interior Design Accreditation), and the other for NASAD. The Commercial Multimedia program offers the BS in either multimedia graphics or photography. All programs in the Department of Art and Design are strongly committed to providing students with experiential learning opportunities, including the Catapult Creative House, a center for entrepreneurship, located off-campus in downtown Cape Girardeau. Additionally, the department is an advocate of community-based internships, and other opportunities for student-centered learning.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.