Director of the School of Art and Art History, College of the Arts, University of Florida

The School of Art + Art History in the College of the Arts seeks a dynamic director to lead our academic community with research and degree programs in art education, art history, design, museum studies, and studio art. We seek a strategic thinker with excellent emotional intelligence, communication skills, and administrative savvy who will help propel our school to new levels of excellence as part of a comprehensive land‑, sea‑, and space-grant research university (ranked #5 among U.S. public universities).

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The School of Art + Art History nurtures a culture of critical inquiry in our scholarly and creative work. Our educational mission is to empower each student with knowledge, skills, and insight to engage thoughtfully with our changing world. Degree programs include the BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Areas of study include art education, art history, design, museum studies, and studio art. The school has 400 undergraduate students enrolled in our majors and 190 graduate students in our residential programs and online art education MA.

Visit https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/95574 to learn more. Applications submitted by November 28, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Interested candidates also may contact Kathy McKee, talent consultant, at kemckee@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.