The College of the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications and nominations for the Chair position within the Department of Art + Art History. Reporting to the Dean for the College of Liberal Arts, the Department Chair provides the overall leadership, management, and administration of the department. A major component is overseeing the strategic direction, and vision for enhancing the image and viability of a growing art department. The individual selected will guide the nationally accredited program to the next level of stature and excellence.
Be an advocate for and able to navigate diverse disciplines such as film, animation, packaging design, visual communication design, art history, art education, emerging technology, and studio arts. Our program includes students and faculty at the BA, BFA, and MFA levels.
Be a leader who understands the role of and possibilities of a 21st-century comprehensive creative arts program.
Serve as an advocate for departmental programs that collaborate with corporations, related industry, and major art institutions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the region, nationally, and internationally.
Demonstrate success in outreach and engagement with local and regional educational, civic arts, and community organizations.
Engage in fundraising collaboration with the Dean and University Development, and to provide leadership in the development of a Friends of Art, Film, and Design and other support organizations.
Provide financial oversight of the Department of Art + Art History, including a comprehensive understanding of grant opportunities, external funding sources, the departmental budget and other resource allocations in support of the Department’s mission, vision, and strategic planning.
Communicate with and mentor faculty, students, and staff to establish and maintain a long-term vision for the department that is consistent with the departmental, college, and university missions.
Encourage shared governance, collegiality, and a willingness to engage faculty in strategic planning and decision-making.
Enhance the current dynamic teaching environment and the continuing development of the curriculum.
Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the teaching, study, and practice of art, design, film and art history.
Enforce applicable regulatory policies.
Address questions, complaints, grievances, and suggestions from faculty, staff, and students.
Perform other duties as assigned by the dean, provost, and president.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.F.A. or the equivalent terminal degree; teaching and scholarship to warrant eligibility for a tenured appointment as associate or full professor; administrative experience in a discipline related to art, design or art history; excellent communication skills; and a track record of advanced leadership accomplishments including a demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and highly collaborative department.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 8155
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impa...ct, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
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