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Position Number: 998226
Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Home Org/Dept: Art - Kent Campus 
Kent Campus - Kent, OH
To provide academic and administrative leadership for an academic school.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
The College of the Arts at Kent State University invites applicants for the position of Director of the School of Art, to begin July 1, 2022. The ideal candidate for this full-time administrative appointment will be a visionary leader possessing versatility, energy, and collegiality, while demonstrating enthusiasm for advancing the mission of this nationally recognized School.
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Develop, update, implement, and coordinate teaching, research, and service missions of the school. Oversee budgetary, personnel, and program activities of the school; coordinate faculty promotion, tenure, and reappointment reviews and make recommendations to College Dean.Oversee development, implementation, and revision of new and existing academic programs; oversee curriculum development; coordinate faculty workloads; develop course schedule.Represent and promote school within the University and external community. Oversee student advising; may advise graduate and undergraduate students.May oversee internship, scholarship, or grant programs. May serve as building curator. Serve on department, division, and University committees.Provide leadership and oversight of a large/complex department (e.g., department with multiple units).Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Coordinate and guide the teaching, research and service missions of the School; oversee budget, personnel and program activities; coordinate faculty promotion, tenure and reappointment reviews; guide the development, implementation and revision of new and existing academic programs; coordinate faculty workloads and academic course schedules; represent and promote the School within the university and to the external community; supervise student success initiatives through advising, recruitment, internship, scholarship and grant programs; serve on college and university committees.
Terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the school and experience generally commensurate to the rank of full professor.
Significant academic or equivalent professional experience generally commensurate to the rank of full professor.
Academic programs; budgeting; personnel matters to include faculty relations and university governance; personal computer applications
Written and interpersonal communication
Provide leadership and direction; analyze situations and develop effective solutions
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at the rank of full professor within the school.
Senior scholar with qualifications to support an appointment at the rank of professor in a discipline within the School of Art; strong record of administrative experience, including successful fiscal management; demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and the support of research/creative activity; terminal degree in a related field, or equivalent professional experience; evidence of potential success as a fund raiser and community liaison; strong focus on collaboration, inter-disciplinary work and curricular innovation is ideal.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Special Instructions Summary:
Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a curriculum vita and letter of interest addressing the candidate’s experiences as they apply to the position qualifications.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Advertised: November 17, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: May 1, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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