Chair - Department of Art

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 12, 2012, 3:10 p.m.
  • Location:
    SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Apply Online, Syracuse, New York, 13244, US

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University invites applications for the position of Chair for the Department of Art beginning in the Fall of 2012. The department seeks an accomplished artist/scholar with appropriate professional and/or academic administrative experience, to lead the Department of Art. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and professional/artistic/scholarly work as well as demonstrated leadership ability. The Department Chair will have the opportunity to shape and implement the vision of the department in all aspects of teaching, research, and service on a local, national, and international level and will guide and advocate for faculty and students. The chair will also work to develop and sustain new programs and collaborative relations across the college, university and with outside institutions.

In its 110 year history, the Department of Art at Syracuse University is renowned for its tradition of excellence and innovation. The Department was the first BFA degree granting program in the country and is currently comprised of several renowned and nationally ranked programs and a diverse and engaged community of visual artists, illustrators, and art and design education practitioners. The department is composed of more than 200 undergraduate majors, 33 graduate students, 20 faculty and its multiple programs occupy several buildings across campus. The Department of Art is an art school in the context of a tier 1 research institution and is housed within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, which is also comprised of the Departments of Transmedia, Art Foundation, Design, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Drama, and the Setnor School of Music. Pursuant to its aims of transdisciplinary teaching methodologies and strategies, the Department is seeking a candidate who will work alongside faculty in defining, implementing, and sustaining a progressive vision of the study and practice of visual arts in the 21st century.

Application Instructions: Syracuse University has an online application process. For consideration, candidates must complete an online faculty demographic summary at (job#028440). In addition to the online summary, a letter of application, including a Curriculum Vitae and list of references, should be attached online. Inquiries can be made to Kendall Phillips (Search Committee Chair): Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is a private, coeducational and residential university, and plays an integral role in the cultural, social, economic and educational life of central New York State, with close connections to New York City, as well as other major cities in the Northeast. Its full-time, main campus enrollment of 11,000+ undergraduates and 4,000+ graduate students represent the United States, about 100 foreign countries and varied economic and social backgrounds. The university contains nationally recognized programs in citizenship and mass communication. For more information on the university, please visit For additional information about the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Art, please visit Syracuse University is an AA/EOE.