Chair and Associate Professor or Professor or Art, Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 08:11 PM

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair and Associate Professor or Professor of Art.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/

Within this setting, the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers these undergraduate degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Major in Art with concentrations in 2D Studio Art and 3D Studio Art
  • Major in Graphic Design

Major in Visual Arts with concentrations in Studio Studies, Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture, Drawing and Painting, Fibers, Graphic Design, and Photography

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Concentration in Art History
  • Concentration in Studio Art
  • Concentration in Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Art Education
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Art Education
  • Master of Fine Arts

Not all programs are available on both the Statesboro and Armstrong (Savannah) campuses; Art in Life (Art Appreciation) is the only course offered on the Liberty (Hinesville) campus.  The administrative office of the Department (where this position is located) is on the Statesboro campus.

The Department offers courses in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Small Metals, Painting, Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts, Photography, and Sculpture. The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Position Description. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, the position of Chair requires administrative, teaching, service, and research/creative scholarship responsibilities, as well as the terminal degree. The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities are administrative and leadership duties associated with chairing a department of active teacher-scholars who contribute significantly to the institution’s core curriculum and its graduate program.  The successful candidate will support these programs and further enhance the Department’s reputation, will contribute to campus and community outreach and student recruitment, and will help develop arts funding.  The position is a 12-month, tenured or tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Art, Art History, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Administrative experience as demonstrated by directing or chairing a department, program, or funded research project.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor, along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor, along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a principal or co-principal investigator on funded research and/or fund-raising experience.
  • Experience with accreditation.
  • Experience with assessment
  • Qualification for tenured appointment at the rank of Professor, although candidates qualified only for tenure at the rank of Associate Professor are also encouraged to apply.

Screening of applications begins February 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Steven Harper, Search Chair, Search #67657
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: sharper@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5396

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.